Firearm-Related Homicide in Sweden: A Latent Class Analysis of Suspected Offenders
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Firearm-Related Homicide in Sweden: A Latent Class Analysis of Suspected Offenders

Sweden has witnessed a significant increase in the rate of firearm-related homicide. We therefore aimed to study the characteristics of individuals suspected of homicide, attempted homicide, preparation to commit homicide as well as conspiracy to commit homicide with a firearm in Sweden. By using information from different registers, suspected individuals between 2000 and 2017 and…

The Assassination of Fakhrizadeh—A Major  Iranian Counterintelligence Failure?
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The Assassination of Fakhrizadeh—A Major Iranian Counterintelligence Failure?

The assassination of Iranian top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is one of numerous assassinations in Iran conducted by foreign powers ever since 2007. In the past six months, assassins have in addition to Fakhrizadeh also been able to kill Al-Qaida’s no. 2 on Iranian soil. The three most important organizations in the Iranian intelligence community…

Firearm-related violence in Sweden – A systematic review
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Firearm-related violence in Sweden – A systematic review

Recent reports state that firearm-related violence is increasing in Sweden. In order to understand the trend of firearm-related violence in Sweden with regard to rate, modus operandi (MO) and homicide typology, and for which injuries and causes of death firearm-related violence is responsible, a systematic literature review was conducted. After a thorough search in different databases, a total of 25…

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…

A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden
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A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden

As the number of rapes is increasing in Sweden, and the number of individuals convicted of these crimes is decreasing, it is of importance to study offender characteristics of those committing these crimes and the circumstances in which these crimes are conducted, such as indoors or outdoors. Data from Swedish population-based registers were used to…