Reports of low-level corruption among police officers in Sweden are very rare, and most Swedes have a high level of trust in the police. If something bad happens to you in Sweden – which is very unlikely – you can usually rely on the police to deal with the problem fairly and honestly.
In a 2014 report, Sweden (along with Denmark, Finland and Luxembourg) was shown to have the lowest levels of police bribery in the European Union, with less than one percent of those surveyed expecting to be able to pay off law enforcement officers.
If you end up getting arrested in Sweden (whether you’re guilty of a crime or not), the police should treat you respectfully. You’re entitled to a lawyer, and the law says that you should be told whether or not you’re going to be prosecuted as soon as possible after interrogation.
- How do I find long-term rental accommodation in Sweden?
- Is Airbnb legal in Sweden?
- Are there many hostels in Sweden?
- Do I need a padlock for Swedish hostels?
- Do Swedish hostels provide bed linen?
- Are bedbugs a problem in Sweden?
Food and drink
- Can I drink the tap water in Sweden?
- Is the food safe to eat in Sweden?
- Will I find vegetarian/vegan food in Sweden?
- Will I find gluten- and lactose-free food in Sweden?
Health and safety
- Is Sweden safe?
- What's the number for the police/ambulance/fire brigade in Sweden?
- Can I trust the police in Sweden?
- Seeing a doctor in Sweden
- How do I see a dentist in Sweden?
- Is medical care in Sweden any good?
- Do I need travel insurance for a trip to Sweden?
- Is Sweden expensive?
- What's a good daily budget for Sweden?
- What's the best way to send money to/from Sweden?
- Can I still pay with cash in Sweden?
- What currency do they use in Sweden?