The Offender, the crime and the victim

Ardavan Khoshnood, Marie Väfors-Fritz, Ulf Ekelund

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In addition to Malmö having the most reported crimes in relation to its population, it is also one of the cities in the country with the highest percentage of gun-related violence. Our earlier studies show that people who commit serious crimes such as homicide or attempted homicide in Malmö are primarily single, have no psychiatric diagnosis and mainly use knives or other sharp weapons to commit their crimes, although guns do cause more fatalities. The victims are usually somewhat older than the offenders and there is often a relationship between them. In fatal knife attacks, the leading cause of death among victims is loss of blood. For victims who are attacked by guns, head injuries are the main cause of death.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrime, Victimization and Vulnerability in Malmö
EditorsMarie Väfors-Fritz, Ardavan Khoshnood
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherStudentlitteratur AB
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789144133041
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Forensic Science
  • Sociology

Free keywords

  • Offender
  • Victim
  • Crime
  • Criminality
  • Firearm
  • Firearm-Related Violence
  • Cause of death
  • Injury Panorama


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