The Politician’s Safety Survey 2019
The purpose of the Politician's Safety Survey (PTU) is to measure the extent and consequences of harassment, threats, and violence experienced by elected representatives who are exposed in their capacity as elected representatives in Sweden. The purpose of this most recent survey is also to compare exposure during the two election years 2018 and 2014 and look at the result in relation to exposure during the two interim years 2012 and 2016.
One-third of all elected Swedish representatives (30 per cent) state that during 2018, they have been the victim of harassment, threats, or violence in connection with their political work as elected representatives. As regards attempted corruption, 2.8 per cent of the elected officials stated that they had been exposed during 2018.