Swedish police suggest organized crime is behind wave of car-burnings as number of Stockholm 'no-go areas' grow
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:09 UTC
The latest video shows three cars in Hallunda in southern Stockholm engulfed by flames as firefighters battle to put out the blaze. Overnight Sunday another car was also reported to be burning out in the crime hotbed, which was heavily hit by arson attacks in 2015. Hallunda was one of the cities which was placed on Sweden's National Criminal Investigation Service's list over "no-go" zones due to the police force's increased lack of control over anti-social behaviour.
In February, Express.co.uk reported the Scandinavian country had seen a huge surge in crime since the start of the migrant crisis in Europe - with a rise in sex assaults, drug dealing and children carrying weapons. At the time around 50 areas were put on a "blacklist" which are then divided into three categories from "risk areas" to "seriously vulnerable" as it was announced Stockholm had over 20 no-go areas where over 75,000 people live. However, the figure was increased to 55 in September as the Swedish police force face a recruitment crisis, with on average three officers handing in their notice every day.
Hallunda, with a population with just over 14,000, was one of the areas where it was claimed violence was flourishing due to high immigration, low employment rates and bad living conditions.
In 2015 alone Sweden, with a population of 9.5 million, received over 160,000 asylum applications, resulting in the country closing its internal borders despite being a member of the Schengen Area, in a desperate attempt to halt the migrant influx. The report also said children aged 12 carry weapons for older criminals and 70 cars and buildings were set on fire in an arson spate last year. The southern city of Malmo suffered a surge of violence over the summer, as almost a 100 car fires ripped through the country's third-largest city.
In September, police said they believed the crimes were an act of revenge following a crackdown on organised crime in the city. Officer Erik Jansåker said: "This, in my opinion, is criminal people who are [lashing out] because of our efforts to [crack down] on the serious organised crime."
The fires, in addition to the unprecedented levels of crime and immigration, has lead to the police across the Scandinavian country pleading for the government to grant them more resources as the force struggles to adequately police the "no-go" areas.
In October, a shocking letter sent into VLT.se by a migrant claimed the spate of car fires were carried out by asylum seekers because "racist Swedes" treated them badly.
Police in Denmark are also struggling to stop the car fire attacks with more than 200 vehicles burning out since New Year's Eve.
Comment: This has actually been going on in Sweden since the mid-90s, when Sweden opened its doors to refugees of the West's war against Yugoslavia. Since then it has increased by over 500%. The consequences of Washington and London's wars have only just begun to 'strike home'...
"This crime is very hard to investigate. We don't see any patterns and we don't have any suspects."Is there more to this phenomenon than meets the eye? Or are the police incompetent? Or are the culprits just so much smarter than them? Or is it that modern liberal ideology and political correctness denies people the ability to describe a problem for fear of censure?