Nineteen victims of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden – their injuries, cause of death, and offender relationship
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Nineteen victims of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden – their injuries, cause of death, and offender relationship

Victims of homicide and attempted homicide are not uncommon in Sweden. We therefore aimed to study these victims to understand their injuries, their cause of death, and their relationship to the offender. All cases during five years in a district court in Sweden, where an offender had been convicted for homicide or attempted homicide, were…

Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis
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Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis

Sweden has in recent years witnessed increasing rates of firearm-related violence and homicide, which has contributed to increased rates of deadly violence. Attempts to profile offenders committing such crimes are of major importance, because such efforts may contribute to better preventive measures. We therefore aimed to study the characteristics of individuals convicted and/or suspected of homicide, attempted homicide, preparation to…

Open drug markets, vulnerable neighbourhoods and gun violence in two Swedish cities
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Open drug markets, vulnerable neighbourhoods and gun violence in two Swedish cities

Gun violence is a serious issue in many countries across the globe. It has been shown that there is an elevated risk for a further shooting nearby within a short time span of a shooting incident, so-called near-repeat patterning. The present study presents new evidence on near-repeat patterning in Sweden, with a focus on neighbourhoods…

Swedish rape offenders — a latent class analysis
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Swedish rape offenders — a latent class analysis

Sweden has witnessed an increase in the rates of sexual crimes including rape. Knowledge of who the offenders of these crimes are is therefore of importance for prevention. We aimed to study characteristics of individuals convicted of rape, aggravated rape, attempted rape or attempted aggravated rape (abbreviated rape+), against a woman ≥18 years of age, in…

Iran’s Killing Machine: Political Assassinations by the Islamic Regime
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Iran’s Killing Machine: Political Assassinations by the Islamic Regime

It was recently revealed that the Iranian regime was planning to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa. Tehran denied any such plans, but a brief look at the Islamic  regime’s history shows that Iran not only has the will but also the means to conduct assassinations on foreign soil. Assassinations and terrorism have been…

The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure
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The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure

On August 7, 2020, the number 2 figure in al-Qaeda, Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah (known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri), was gunned down in Tehran. Al-Masri’s very presence in Iran exhibited the close relationship Tehran has with the Sunni terrorist organization, and his slaying shows the weakness of Iranian counterintelligence. The regime’s frustration at this intelligence failure will likely be expressed…

“Operation Rimfrost, just like any other police work, is based on science” [Swedish]
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“Operation Rimfrost, just like any other police work, is based on science” [Swedish]

Economic crime may be higher in areas such as Limhamn and Västra hamnen, but these are crimes where the police usually do not need to launch massive raids, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, associate professor in emergency medicine at Lund University and criminologist.