There are many more shootings in Sweden than in other European countries. New research report, P4 Stockholm. Sweden is soon to be with Mexico, the researchers argue behind the study.
Via: Daniel Persson
In relation to the population, 4-5 times more fatalities occur in Sweden than in Norway and Germany.
According to criminologist Joakim Sturup, one of the researchers behind the report, it is difficult to find any neighboring equivalent to Sweden.
“Sweden is rather in parity with southern Italy and Mexico,” he says according to P4.
Research shows that violence is no longer so much in the MC gang, but above all in the suburbs of the metropolitan areas.
However, the researchers consider themselves so far unable to answer the question why the violence is gathered there.
According to Joakim Sturup, research is uncertain whether the violence in the suburbs is due to an increased incidence of illegal weapons there, or if the explanation is a tendency to use the weapons more quickly.
What one can say, Sturup says, is that something has happened radically in Sweden.
If development does not change, Joakim Sturup fears that Sweden will see very brutal terrorist attacks where Islamists like Rakhmat Akilov use grenades and automatic weapons instead of trucks.
In May, a survey by DN showed that Muslim immigrants are behind 9 of 10 shootings in Sweden. Of the 100 people involved in assassination and murder attempts where firearms have been used, a total of 90 have at least one foreign-born parent. The vast majority of men, around 80 percent, have their roots in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Most come from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Somalia and Eritrea.
In late June, Expressen published a survey of organized crime in Stockholm. Of 192 gang criminals, almost all, 94.5 percent, had at least one foreign-born parent. The country of origin that stands out is Iraq, but many also come from Bosnia, Lebanon, Somalia, Syria and Turkey.
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