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Sweden is not as safe as it once was

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Sweden is safer than most people, but it is not as safe as it uses to be. Since it has been unusually safe, many people (men and women) do things there that make it very risky in most other places. I think Swedes will have to learn that things have changed a bit, and take a little more precautions…

According to OECD, 77% of Swedes feel safe when they walk home at night. Better than the OECD average at 68%, the USA at 74% or Japan at 70%, but not as good as Norway at 90%, Finland at 86% or Denmark at 85%, and not quite what it used to be.

I think most foreigners who hear about some rape cases would have a hard time believing that some Swedes can be so naïve. E.g. a single 23-year-old woman who voluntarily follows a group of several young, foreign men she never met before to a secluded place (Fåfängan) in the middle of the night.

As the national chief of police said in an interview yesterday: ”I think that we are many in the Swedish society who don’t really realize how troublesome the state is in certain parts of Sweden.” He wasn’t particularly talking about a crime against women, more about the general problems relating to migration and particularly the increase in gang violence.

Looking at deadly violence, which affects men more than women, but where the statistics are pretty indisputable, Sweden has typically had murder levels similar to those in our closest neighbor Norway (a little higher). Today, Norway has only half as many murders per inhabitant as we have. Most western countries have a down-going trend in murders, while we’ve turned and started to go up in recent years.

In general, violent crime among drunk people who know each other drop. The drunkard who beats his wife to death, or the young man who gets into a fight at a party where someone hits his head in a stone as he falls… They seem to have sobered up. Maybe they play video games or smoke weed instead of consuming so much alcohol. (Historically, there was a very strong correlation between alcohol consumption and violent crime.)

Mikiah Lunt, Staff Writer

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