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The Symposium is organized by the Swedish National Council of Crime Prevention on behalf of the Swedish Government.

Björn Borschos, acting Director-General, Brå

Björn Borschos, acting Director-General. Photo: Liselotte van der Meijs

The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå, Brottsförebyggande rådet) — an agency under the Ministry of Justice — is a centre for research and development within the judicial system.

Brå primarily works to reduce crime and improve levels of safety in society by producing data and disseminating knowledge on crime and crime prevention work. The Council also produces Sweden's official crime statistics, evaluates reforms, conducts research to develop new knowledge and provides support to local crime prevention work.

The results of Brå's work are a basis for decision makers within the judicial system, the Parliament and the Government. Brå often works in collaboration with other organisations and public sector agencies and was founded in 1974.

Brå is lead by Director General, Mattias Larsson.

Contact Brå

Do you have questions about Swedish crime statistics or would like to know more about the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention and how we work? Contact us at:

Brottsförebyggande rådet
Box 1386
S-111 93 Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 527 58 400
E-mail: info@bra.se

Do you have a question about the symposium?

If you have any questions about the Stockholm Criminology Symposium please contact:

Lisa Persson
Symposium Coordinator
E-mail: symposium@bra.se