Information from the period 2004-2005 shows that about 10 percent of single mothers have been subjected to violence or threats in the home during the last twelve months. Younger men are more often subjected to so-called street violence. Of those aged 16-24, 13 percent reported they had been subjected to violence or threats in a public place.
The percentage of those who say they are afraid of violence and threats is often in sharp contrast to the percentage who have actually been subjected to the same. Older women account for the largest share of those who are afraid, and drops with decreasing age.
Information on victims of violence and threats together with information on fear is found in Statistics Sweden's report Välfärdsstatistik i urval (A selection of welfare statistics).
Some of the topics in the report:
- On average, half of the population aged 16-84 live in owner-occupied housing, roughly 15 percent live in owner-occupied apartments and about a third in rented housing. The difference between the sexes is small.
- More men than women report they do not have any really close friend - 21 percent of men and 12 percent of women.
- Sleeping disorders as well as anxiety, worry or dread are more common among women than among men.
- More men than women are overweight: 52 percent and 36 percent respectively.
- Persons with foreign backgrounds are more apt to undergo a financial crisis than persons with Swedish backgrounds.
- More men than women are self-employed. However, more women than men are salaried employees.
- Of those who are employed, nearly 40 percent of women and 10 percent of men work part-time.
- In the beginning of the 1980s, an average of 11 percent of women and 17 percent of men were members of a political party. Since then the percentage has gradually dropped to 6 percent among women and men alike.
- Women of all ages read more books than men. Book reading among men is decreasing steadily.
The report Välfärdsstatistik i urval (A selection of welfare statistics) includes a selection of statistics within the area of welfare. The aim of the report is to provide a clear overview of welfare in the form of statistics and at the same time describe living conditions of some groups in the population.