Oslo rape statistics shock
Two out of three charged with rape in Norway's
capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police
study. The number of rape cases is also rising steadily.The study is the first
where the crime statistics have been analyzed according to ethnic origin. Of the
111 charged with rape in Oslo last year, 72 were of non-western ethnic origin,
25 are classified as Norwegian or western and 14 are listed as unknown.
charges in the capital are spiraling upwards, 40 percent higher from 1999 to
2000 and up 13 percent so far this year.
Nine out of ten cases do not make
it to prosecution, most of them because police do not believe the evidence is
sufficient to reach a conviction.
Police Inspector Gunnar Larsen of Oslo's
Vice, Robbery and Violent crime division says the statistics are surprising -
the rising number of rape cases and the link to ethnic background are both clear
trends. But Larsen does not want to speculate on the reasons behind the worrying
While 65 percent of those charged with rape are classed as
coming from a non-western background, this segment makes up only 14.3 percent of
Oslo's population. Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases,
with 20 percent being women of foreign background.
Larsen said that since
this was the initial study examining ethnic make-up there were no existing
figures to put the numbers into context.
"Meanwhile, it is our general
experience that this is an increasing tendency. We note this by the number of
time we need to use interpreters in the course of an investigation," Larsen
You don't need bullets and bombs to conquer a Western nation. Just muslim immigrants.
From theNorwegian newspaper Aftenposten:
By KG on Tuesday, December 19, 2006