"Extremely unusual that parents killing their children"
"the Expert after the murders in the Sala: “Rarely it is about the anger directed towards the child”"
"That parents killing their children is very unusual. In those cases where it occurs, it is often some form of mental illness that is behind it, " says kriminolog Mikael Rying."
"Overall, it has deadly acts of violence against children in Sweden, close on by half since the 1990s."
"According to the police all suggest that a father murdered his two children in Sala municipality on Wednesday evening. He then took his life."
"An extremely unusual event, according to Mikael Rying, kriminolog on the police national operations department (Noa)."
"– more generally, one can say that it usually involves some form of mental illness, where sometimes thoughts of suicide included. It also happens occasionally that it takes place in conjunction with, or after a separation. Sometimes it is pure mental illness of which we have seen several examples in recent years with both male and female offenders who killed their children and then committed suicide, " he says."
" it– It's very rarely it is about the anger directed toward him."
"Despite the fact that many times there are signals towards the family members, and acquaintances, it can be difficult to imagine that it can be done, according to him,"
"– The vast majority with mental illness kills, of course, never their children, no matter how bad they feel."
"Deadly violence against children in general in Sweden has fallen sharply, from that at the beginning of the 1990s, have been on ten to twelve cases per year to today's average of about four cases per year. When it is, it is in nine cases out of ten, a parent is the perpetrator, the statistics show. The exceptions are cases where children have been killed by, for example, prize explosions, or of acquaintances."
"In about half of the cases, if the father is the perpetrator, and in half the mother. When the father is the perpetrator is often older children, and in connection with the separation."
"That lethal violence against children has almost halved in recent years may be due to the social services, kindergarten and school become better at doing the assessments, think Mikael Rying."
" We are very low in terms of numbers of cases such as this compared to for example the united states. We have a strong safety net for children in Sweden – first we maternal health, since the child welfare, pre-school, school and high school. All the way to the age of majority, there are adults outside the home who will see the child."
"1990-1994: Ten cases per year."
"1995-1999: Six cases per year."
"2000-2004: Six cases per year."
"2005-2009: Three cases per year."
"2010-2014: Five cases per year."
"2015-2018: Four cases per year (the number of cases in 2018 is tentative)."
"Source: Mikael Rying, to Noah, to the Police."