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Swedish PM: No Link Between Mass Migration And Rising Gang Crime

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven blamed poverty and unemployment rates instead

 on 19th November 2019 @ 6.00pm
l fven made the remarks on swedish television  declaring the problem with rising gang violence was very real © press
Löfven made the remarks on Swedish television, declaring the problem with rising gang violence was very real

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven claimed there is no link between the growing gang violence problem and the high number of migrants in the country.

Löfven made the remarks on Swedish television, declaring the problem with rising gang violence was very real and that the government “may not have seen it coming,” according to Nyheter Idag.

The host of the Agenda program, Anders Holmberg, asked the Prime Minister about the links between mass migration and gang violence, but Löfven dismissed the notion.

The Swedish leader, instead, blamed poverty and unemployment rates for the rising gang violence.

“The segregation is because there is too low employment and too high unemployment in these areas. But that would have been the same regardless of who had lived there. If you put people born in Sweden under the same conditions, you get the same result,” the Swedish leader said.

l fven also claimed that without the migration crisis of 2015  sweden would still be facing the same problem © press
Löfven also claimed that without the migration crisis of 2015, Sweden would still be facing the same problem

Löfven also claimed that without the migration crisis of 2015, Sweden would still be facing the same problem:

“Because of the economic gaps, the social injustices would have been the same.”

But Löfven’s statements conflicted with previous reports claiming the majority of suspects in shooting cases in the multicultural city of Malmö were from migrant backgrounds, according to newspaper Expressen.

Public broadcaster SVT conducted a study last year that the majority of sex attackers were also from migrant backgrounds.

As much as eight in ten assault rapes were victims did not know their attacker, were committed by migrants.

In September, Swedish police working in the no-go Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby in Sweden said the rising crime rate is so bad that criminals "laugh" at laws.

swedish police working in the no go stockholm suburb of rinkeby in sweden said the rising crime rate is so bad that criminals  laugh  at laws © press
Swedish police working in the no-go Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby in Sweden said the rising crime rate is so bad that criminals 'laugh' at laws

Member of the regional police in Rinkeby, Hanif Azizi, said he was frustrated with the dangerous situation in the suburb, which has become infamous for its riots and high levels of crime, according to Swedish broadcaster SVT.

“If you have worked for a long time to prosecute people and see that there are no consequences that the criminals even laugh at us. It is frustrating," Azizi said.

The area, which has a high population of migrants, has been notoriously difficult for the local police officers in the past.

Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported that Stockholm saw a massive rise in recorded rapes this year, with a staggering 20 percent increase over 2018.

A new report by Swedish news outlet Mitt I revealed that, on average, there are now five rapes occurring every day in Stockholm.

The Swedish city has recorded a total of 1,060 rapes in the first half of 2019 alone, marking a massive uptick from the 890 rapes reported during the same period last year.

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