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Started by Gonfaloniere on Nov 30, 2021 10:12:06 AM
Sweden is now the most dangerous country in Europe

After examining data from the Swedish Crime Prevention Council, Germany’s Bild newspaper writes that “Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe.”

Bild, which is Germany’s top investigative newspaper, analyzed a study related to fatal gun violence, with the data showing just how dangerous Sweden has become.

“In the EU, an average of eight people per million people are victims of fatal violence. In Sweden, the number in 2020 was twelve people per million inhabitants. When it comes to the victims of firearms, the difference between Europe and Sweden is even greater. In the EU, an average of 1.6 people per million people die from gunshot wounds – in Sweden the figure is four, almost three times as many,” Bild writes.

While murders have been steadily falling in other European countries, in Sweden they are rising.

What on earth could cause this in the nordic socialist paradise?

browserbutton - 30 Nov 2021 10:14:01 (#1 of 27)

Watching all that noir on TV?

wickeltisch - 30 Nov 2021 10:14:35 (#2 of 27)

Bild, which is Germany’s top investigative newspaper


Bild is the German equivalent of the Mail.

wickeltisch - 30 Nov 2021 10:15:34 (#3 of 27)

I stopped reading after that sentence I quoted. Whatever Bild writes is rubbish.

hailesaladdie - 30 Nov 2021 10:15:59 (#4 of 27)

One of the world's highest incidences of gun ownership at 23 per 100 people?

solomongursky - 30 Nov 2021 10:19:37 (#5 of 27)

Although Sweden has recently seen a surge in gun deaths, it's notable that this surge is "almost exclusively restricted" (source as above) to the 20-29 age group, and to men rather than women. These deaths, moreover, are restricted to a small part of the demographic, described in the report as a "criminal milieux in socially disadvantaged areas", or to put in another way: they're drug-related violence (see Gerell et al, 2021) and people outside of those activities and those areas are not experiencing a similar rise in crime, and thus no rise in personal danger when within Sweden.

wickeltisch - 30 Nov 2021 10:21:15 (#6 of 27)

The Small Arms Survey stated that U.S. civilians alone account for 393 million (about 46 percent) of the worldwide total of civilian held firearms.[2] This amounts to "120.5 firearms for every 100 residents."

Gonfaloniere - 30 Nov 2021 10:27:15 (#7 of 27)

According to a 2018 study by the criminologist Amir Rostami, a majority of those involved in organised crime are either first or second-generation immigrants. Dr Rostami identified 15,000 individuals involved in organised crime – a staggering number for a country with 10 million inhabitants.

It is these criminals and their organised gangs that are driving Sweden’s epidemic of gun violence and bombings. According to a recent study by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, a government agency, Sweden now has the worst rates of deadly gun violence out of almost two dozen European countries surveyed, with four deaths per million inhabitants, compared to the European average of 1.6.

And Sweden’s new culture of bombings has no equivalent in the west. There have been over 110 incidents involving explosives in Sweden this year.

browserbutton - 30 Nov 2021 10:30:40 (#8 of 27)

'According to a 2018 study by the criminologist Amir Rostami, a majority of those involved in organised crime are either first or second-generation immigrants.'

Not all immigrants are bad though. Dr Rostami was born in Tehran.

solomongursky - 30 Nov 2021 10:31:09 (#9 of 27)

Sweden, along with Greece, stands out for extreme right wing terrorism when you allow for population.

the substantial majority of right-wing terrorist attacks have been aimed at immigrants and Muslims

In Sweden, the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) formed on a region wide basis by neo-Nazis in 1997, has carried out terrorist attacks in Malmo and elsewhere.

DesEsseintes - 30 Nov 2021 10:33:16 (#10 of 27)

It's just a boring depressing place. And Abba are making a comeback I read.

GyratingTrampoline - 30 Nov 2021 10:39:29 (#11 of 27)

Saddo that I am I just visited wikis list of countries by intentional homicide rate, which suggests that of EU countries Sweden comes 13th out of 27 so pretty much bang in the middle

GyratingTrampoline - 30 Nov 2021 10:41:30 (#12 of 27)

The OP also lazily conflates the EU with Europe. European countries that are outside the EU tend to have higher murder rates, so out of European countries as a whole, Sweden fares better comparatively than it does against only the EU 27

solomongursky - 30 Nov 2021 10:48:15 (#13 of 27)

The more that nazis plant bombs targetting immigrants, the more immigrants get blamed for explosions. It's a neat trick.

guigal - 30 Nov 2021 10:58:05 (#14 of 27)

socialist paradise

Sweden is a monarchy with a capitalist economic system and close ties to NATO. It does compare favourably with the UK where the welfare system and state sector are dilapidated.

Sweden’s small, open, and competitive economy has been thriving and Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living with its combination of free-market capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. Sweden remains outside the euro zone largely out of concern that joining the European Economic and Monetary Union would diminish the country’s sovereignty over its welfare system. (World Factbook)

Sweden is #7 and the UK #13 in the UN Human Development for 2020. Life expectancy in the UK is 81.3 years, in Sweden 82.8.

World-beating countries for murder rates are the USA and Russia. Nigeria is outstanding. Whether they are paradises of any sort is questionable.

wickeltisch - 30 Nov 2021 12:59:37 (#15 of 27)

I see that everyone who adds information also adds a link. Apart from the thread starter.

One could nearly suspect he's made everything up.

vodkaandcoke2 - 30 Nov 2021 13:40:25 (#16 of 27)

The op is talking rubbish.

phantlers - 30 Nov 2021 14:01:08 (#17 of 27)

Low rent troll.

Gonfaloniere - 01 Dec 2021 13:02:52 (#18 of 27)

One could nearly suspect he's made everything up.

You can download a whole document about it in English, here. From Brå - The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet or Brå for short).

vodkaandcoke2 - 01 Dec 2021 13:11:59 (#19 of 27)

Or, you can do a rain dance while wearing only a top hat and a merkin.

The value to society would be equal.

wickeltisch - 01 Dec 2021 13:34:46 (#20 of 27)

From that link: The increase is furthermore restricted to a very specific category of homicides shootings in the criminal milieu while other homicide types, including other types of gun homicide, have followed a declining trend for the greater part of the period examined in the study.

Conclusion: Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe for criminals only.

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