On Thursday 14 November, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel visited the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention in Stockholm. The Crown Princess Couple were updated about crime in Sweden and research into socially vulnerable areas, as well as crime prevention work.
On arrival, The Crown Princess Couple were welcomed by Acting Director General Björn Borschos and Chief of Staff Anna Westphalen, who gave an overall presentation of the Council's operations.
Thomas Hvitfeldt and Jonas Öberg then presented the results from the National Security Investigation and information about lethal violence in Sweden.
Later on during the visit, The Crown Princess Couple met Daniel Vesterhav, Karin Svanberg and Johanna Skinnari, who spoke about current research into socially vulnerable areas and crime prevention work in these locations.
The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention is an agency organised under the Ministry of Justice, and has been tasked with compiling information and sharing knowledge about crime, fighting crime and crime prevention work. The Council also produces official crime statistics, evaluates reforms, carries out research to obtain new knowledge, and supports local crime prevention work.
Find out more about the work of the Council here.