Saturday 24 July 2021

The Economist: In the past 15 years, Sweden has had Europe’s highest rate of death by shooting

Forty years ago mono-ethnic, Lutheran Sweden had very few murders but this has changed, according to an article in the Economist today.
'In late may a throng of a hundred or so young men, most of them from African or Middle Eastern minorities, started fighting in a square in Hjallbo, a suburb of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city. Members of rival gangs seem to have started the scrap over the theft of a moped. Two days later a man in a nearby grocery shop was shot in the back of the head, thought to be as an act of revenge for the gangland battle. Then a policeman in Biskopsgarden, another suburb of the city, was shot dead. A few days after that a man was murdered in a barber’s shop in Frolunda, yet another suburb. To add to this litany of recent criminal violence, two young children were lucky to survive last week after being caught in the crossfire of yet another gang shoot-out, this time in Visattra, on the edge of Stockholm, the capital...

'In the past 15 years, Sweden has had Europe’s highest rate of death by shooting, according to a recent report by the country’s National Council for Crime Prevention. Analysing data on 22 European countries provided by Eurostat and the UN’s World Health Organisation, Klara Hradilova-Selin, a researcher at the council, reckoned that Sweden came second after Croatia between 2014 and 2017. But by 2018 preliminary data suggested that Sweden had risen to the top spot. Most of the victims are men between 20 and 29. Sweden’s rate of homicide by shooting is two-and-a-half times the European average.'
I wrote about the rise in crime in Sweden committed by immigrants and their children here, when it first came to be mentioned in the traditional media. 

I remember later listening to a programme on the BBC World Service asking the question why does the far right worry about Sweden? The programme failed to find any answer to the question, but quickly afterwards the BBC started reporting stories about gang violence and shootings in Sweden.


  1. Yet the Economist draws no conclusions from the facts it reports. Still at least it is reporting the facts - unlike its selective reporting of the recent Association Football event where it denounced Italy for lack of "diversity" in its team, but did NOT denounce Nigeria and many other countries whose Association Football teams were also made up of the members of one race. Logically, if diversity is the aim, Nigeria and many other countries should also have been denounced - not just Italy.

    1. It is a big improvement on the code of omerta that formerly obtained on immigrant and Muslim violent crime in Sweden and elsewhere. And in the pro-immigration, globalist Economist, save the mark. In Sweden the children of immigrants are classed officially as immigrants, I understand.