Crimes Inflicting Damage

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Europe

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden

Crimes Inflicting Damage in the Swedish Penal Code

The Swedish Criminal Code was adopted in 1962 and entered into force on 1 January 1965. It contains provisions on crimes inflicting damage and on most of the acts

that constitute crimes in Sweden. The provisions on other crimes

are to be found in special legislation.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 1

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 1 reads as follows: A person who destroys or damages property, real or moveable, to the detriment of another's right thereto, shall be sentenced for inflicting damage to a fine or imprisonment for at most six months.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 4

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 4 reads as follows: A person who unlawfully makes his way across a building lot, a plantation or other land that can be damaged thereby, he shall be sentenced for taking an unlawful path to a fine.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 5

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 5 reads as follows: Attempt or preparation to commit the crime of gross infliction of damage and failure to reveal such a crime is punishable in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 23.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 3

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 3 reads as follows: If the crime defined in Section 1 is regarded as gross, imprisonment for at most four years shall be imposed for gross infliction of damage. In assessing whether the crime is gross, special attention shall be paid to whether the act gave rise to an extreme risk to anyone's life or health or the damage was to something of great cultural or financial importance or was otherwise a particularly keenly felt loss.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 2

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 2 reads as follows: If, having regard to the insignificance of the damage to property and other circumstances, the crime mentioned in Section 1 is considered to be petty, a fine shall be imposed for trespass. A person who in a forest or field unlawfully takes growing trees or grass or from growing trees takes twigs, branches, bark, leaves, bast, acorns, nuts or resin, or takes windfall trees, stone, gravel, sod or similar things not prepared for use, shall be sentenced for trespass if the crime is considered to be petty having regard to the value of what is taken and other circumstances.

Crimes Inflicting Damage in Sweden under

Section 6

Under Part Two, on Crimes, and Chapter 12, on Crimes Inflicting Damage, the Section 6 reads as follows: Trespass or taking an unlawful path may, if the crime only infringes the right of a private person, be prosecuted by a prosecutor only if prosecution is called for in the public interest.

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