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Djurplågeri: En analys av domar i Sverige- Hur förekommande är djuplågeri och finns det några trender?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of animal cruelty in Sweden, and to find out if there are any trends. The study is based on convictions and number of convicted people for animal cruelty in 2011 and 2013. The result showed that animal cruelty had low incidence. The results with regard of trends showed that pets are more common than farm animals and that dogs was the most occurring specie. The result also showed that men and persons in the age of 45-64 years was the two most overrepresented categories of people when it comes to animal cruelty. The area around Stockholm was the most represented geographical area. A large number of animal cruelty offenses may not be recognized and/or lead to prosecution. This may be because of the absence of visible injuries on account of animal abuse, fear and that animal cruelty offenses occur where the public has no insight. There were no increase in animal cruelty from the year 2011 to 2013, this may be due to the fact that animal cruelty offenses are not prioritized by the police. Based on this study it is evident that more focus need to be placed on animal cruelty crimes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
animal cruelty, Swedish penal code, trends
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95980OAI: diva2:762104
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-10 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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