Statistics Denmark: Two women raped every single day

Newly released figures from the Danish government have revealed that rapes are more prevalent than  ever before in the country’s history.

Statistics Denmark, a governmental agency that’s responsible for producing statistics on Danish society, recently released figures which revealed that a total of 290 women reported having been raped in the first quarter of 2020. That amounts to more than two raped women every day, Den Korte Avis reports.

To put the figures into perspective, the number of rapes reported in the first quarter of 2014 totaled 87. So, between 2014 and 2020 rapes in Denmark have skyrocketed by an alarming 333 percent.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of rape cases are never solved. However, data which has been extracted from the cases that police do solve has shown that non-Western migrants are vastly overrepresented in rape convictions. For example, in 2018, a total of 69 men were convicted of rape, and of those, almost half (30) were of non-Western origin.

It should be noted that non-Western immigrants make roughly 4.4 percent of the total percentage of Denmark’s population.

Migrants living in Sweden are also vastly overrepresented in rape crime. In 2018, Swedish broadcaster SVT reported on a study which revealed that 58 percent of convicted rapists in Sweden were foreign born. As of 2017, foreign born individuals made up roughly 18 percent of the total Swedish population.

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