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Numbers of registered prostitutes have fallen drastically since the law came into effect on January 1 last year punishing the buying of "sexual services". But neither police nor social workers believe Sweden's sex industry has collapsed.
It has just gone hi-tech. Women have moved off the pavement and now tout for business with portable telephones and the Internet, she added. The law is a general package of measures intended to protect women against violence. The public must now report to the police if they see a woman beaten by her husband. But the ban on buying sexual services attracted most attention.
Ninety men were arrested last year for trying to buy sexual services from prostitutes, more than half of them in Stockholm, according to the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper. Ten were sentenced to carry out community work. Gripenloev added that there were hardly any prostitutes to be seen on the streets of the capital.
About 20 women were arrested for soliciting last year and most came from Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. The Rosenlund district of the major southern port of Gothenburg, is known as the 'red light' area. Numbers of prostitutes operating in the streets there have dropped from about to between 10 and 20, according to Ulf Larsson, an inspector in the Gothenburg vice squad. As with weapons and drugs, the sector now uses information technology to continue to prosper.
Police raided one Gothenburg brothel just before Christmas and found Brazilian women working there as well as others from Baltic countries.