Swedish police lost control of Malmö

Published: 10 February 2017, 18:22

 

“Residents of the third largest city of Sweden Malmö no longer feel safe because of prevailing violence, drug trafficking and constant clashes in the city. Some areas have become a so-called no-go-zones where even police afraids to come”.

 

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The most dangerous areas are Rosengård and Seved, where every second is unemployed and the majority of the population are migrants. “We always drive to Seved at least with two police cars, one crew is involved in the operation, and the second covers”, said a police officer from Malmö Jonathan Erstrand.

 

The owner of an apartment building in Seved Fredrik Malmberg, for example, have repeatedly received death threats: “The group of young people are constantly selling drugs in my house, and every time I’m in the way to them, they threaten to kill me. They insult other residents of the house as well and forbid them to use the cellar and laundry room, as namely there they do their drug business”.

 

In total in 2015, Sweden had provided asylum to 152 thousand refugees, and about 30 thousand – in 2016. With a total population of 9.5 million people, Sweden became the second country in the EU after Germany, to take such a large number of migrants. Some migrants were placed in Rosengård and Seved.

 

The situation in Rosengård is even sadder: mainly Muslims live there and unemployments rate is 62%. “Rosengård is a no-go zone. Anyone who lives in any other area of the city, has no need to come to Rosengård”, said Navid, the 22-year-old resident of the district.

 

“Outlaws of the Rosengård know that they are not in danger and that they will never get caught because the police have not enough resources” , Navid said, noting that he does not understand why the government is placing the refugees in these areas. Here, “they get to the curve track, become criminals and live in isolation. They should be settled in areas where the Swedes would be their neighbors so that they would have a chance to integrate”.

 

Another problem of Malmö has become weapons smuggling which are imported from neighboring Denmark. Politicians ask military for help. “The police lost control of Malmö, so we need the help of military. They should help the police”, said a spokesman of one of the Swedish political parties Pontus Andersson.