Residents of Swedish ‘No Go Zone’ Suburbs Afraid to Leave Their Homes

Chris Tomlinson — Briebart.com Nov 21, 2017

Burnt out police car in Malmö, Sweden, 2016. Click to enlarge

Burnt out police car in Malmö, Sweden, 2016. Click to enlarge

Almost half the residents in many troubled no-go zones in Sweden say they are too afraid to leave their homes in the evening and at night due to rampant violence and criminality.

According to a survey conducted by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå), residents of troubled suburbs in heavily migrant populated cities like Malmö are increasingly fearful of being robbed or injured by criminals. Nearly half, 48 percent, of respondents in the survey who live in Malmö suburbs feel that the area is too dangerous to go out at night, SVT reports.

The number of fearful residents is high in other areas of the city, the population of which, according to reports, is growing solely due to mass migration. In Northern Malmö, 36 percent said they were afraid to go out in the evenings and in the nearby city of Lund, 22 percent said they felt unsafe at night.

The survey also examined residents’ opinions on crime in Swedish society in general. In some areas like the city of  Ystad, 58 percent of those surveyed complained that they had deep anxiety over the levels of criminality in their area.

Sweden’s other major cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg showed similar survey results and many in Sweden have become more concerned over the criminality in no-go suburbs despite years of reports of riots and violence.

Last month, the Moderate Party said the military should be deployed to aid police in no-go zones because police face danger when answering calls in the areas. In some cases, “youths” have purposely called emergency services to a certain area to attack them.

In one case in Malmö, youths set two cars on fire during the evening and when firefighters arrived they attacked them with rocks and bottles as they attempted to put out the fire. Due to the attack, the firemen were forced to leave the area which led to a building being burned to the ground.

Paramedics and ambulance workers have also been attacked in no-go zones leading to the Swedish Ambulance Driver’s Union demanding military-style protective gear for emergency workers operating in the areas.

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