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Why hate crimes with antiziganistic motives seldom are solved

Hate crimes are a part of the daily lives of many Roma and remarkably often children are the victims. At the same time reports of these crimes are very low as well as solving rates.

This is now shown in two reports on hate crime that the Swedish Commission against antiziganism (Kommissionen mot antiziganism) has ordered.

Today, Friday 23rd October, hate crimes and which measures should be taken against antiziganism are discussed in Malmö.

Isabel Schoultz, file. PhD in criminology at the Sociology of Law Department, Lund University, has analysed why the reported hate crimes with antiziganistic motives are not resolved to a greater extent.