Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
Brottsförebyggande rådet (Brå)
Agency overview
Formed1974 (1974)
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Erik Wennerström,
    Director General
Parent departmentMinistry of Justice

The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Swedish: Brottsförebyggande rådet, abbreviated Brå) is a Swedish government agency organized under the Ministry of Justice, and acts as a center for research and development within the judicial system.[1][2]

Brå primarily works to reduce crime and improve levels of safety in society by producing data and disseminating knowledge on crime and crime prevention work. The Council also produces Sweden's official crime statistics, evaluates reforms, conducts research to develop new knowledge and provides support to local crime prevention work. The results of Brå's work are a basis for decision makers within the judicial system, the Riksdag and the Government. Brå often works in collaboration with other organizations and public sector agencies.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "About Brå". The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Regleringsbrev" (in Swedish). Swedish National Financial Management Authority. Retrieved 31 March 2015.