Coercion to marry and luring someone to travel abroad with the purpose of forcing them to enter into marriage

Crimes processed


of which investigated


Person-based clearances

132.There are many authorities and non-profit organizations that can help and support someone who has been the victim of a crime, including the municipal social services, more than 100 local crime victim services and women’s refuges.

133.Several municipalities have special support centres for young crime victims. In the first place, they are for young people up to 18 years.

134.There is also a national telephone support line, Kvinnofridslinjen, which women who are victims of violence and their relatives, friends and work colleagues can call 24 hours a day. This support line is run by the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women, NCK.

135.As of 1 July 2014 it is no longer possible for children under the age of 18 to apply for permission from a Swedish authority to marry. This means that there is no exception to the age limit of 18 years.