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 per cent, 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 per cent said they were afraid to go out in the evenings and in the nearby city of Lund, 22 per cent 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 per cent of those surveyed complained that they had deep anxiety over the levels of criminality in their area.