The operative prosecution activities are conducted at four public prosecution areas and the National Public Prosecution Department. The prosecution areas consist of the country's 32 public prosecution offices, with a geographical sphere of operation that is approximately equivalent to one or two counties. In Stockholm and Malmö there are several local public prosecution offices.Read more
The National Public Prosecution Department consists of the prosecution offices with a national responsibility: one for combating corruption (the National Anti-Corruption Unit), one for dealing with environment and working environment cases (National Unit for Environment and Working Environment Cases), one for security-related cases (The National Security Unit) and one for combating organised cross-border crime and to permit international co-operation between prosecutors (The National Unit against Organised Crime).
There is also a Separate Public Prosecution Office that deals with suspected offences committed by e.g. police officers, prosecutors and judges.
Furthermore the Swedish Prosecution Authority has a Prosecution Development Centre which is responsible for conducting methodological and legal development within criminal areas. Legal follow-up and inspection are also conducted here. An example of this is that all appeals made against prosecution decisions are handled by the Development Centre. The Development Centre is responsible for maintaining general expertise in different criminal areas.
At the Head Office, there is a legal department for cases heard in the Supreme Court and central international issues, a supervision department for legal direction and control, as well as central departments for e.g. communication, human resources and IT.
To get more information about the Swedish Prosecution Authority please read our brochure.