90 Miles From Tyranny : Sweden: Robberies Targeting Children Hit New Record High

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sweden: Robberies Targeting Children Hit New Record High


“People with immigrant backgrounds are over-represented as perpetrators.”

Robberies targeting children in Sweden have hit a new record high, with young men with migrant backgrounds being blamed for the spike.

According to figures published by Sweden’s crime prevention agency BRÅ, 637 robberies were reported against young people under 18 in the second quarter of this year, the highest ever number.

During the same period in 2017, the corresponding figure was 358, while in 2018 it was 505.

During the first six months of this year, 1,277 robberies against minors were reported, which is more than for the whole of 2015.

In 2015, 1,084 robberies targeting children were reported while last year the figure was 1,896. Extrapolated out, there are expected to be roughly 2,500 robberies targeting children for the year of 2019.

According to a report out of Växjö, robberies targeting children have “increased significantly in recent years and young people with immigrant backgrounds are over-represented as perpetrators.”

Commons items that are being stolen include cellphones, mopeds and...

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