Multiculturalism is the gift that keeps on giving. According to the Swedish newspaper DN, eight new districts in the country have been added to a list of "especially vulnerable areas" where crime is high. Sweden has 53 of these so-called "vulnerable areas" -- a.k.a. "no go zones" -- yet intriguingly media outlets won't say what, or rather, who is causing the problems there.
We'll give you two guesses after reading the The Local Se's summary:
In 2015 Sweden's national police released a report of 53 so-called vulnerable areas, including 15 considered especially vulnerable. Eight new districts have now been added to that list, which has not yet been made public, bringing the latter number up to 23, reports the DN newspaper.
The term "no-go zone" caught on in some international media back in 2015 after it was used by a Swedish newspaper columnist to label these areas, but it has been strongly rejected by police themselves.
The police definition of such districts describe them as socio-economically vulnerable areas where crime and poverty rates are generally high, where police regularly have to adapt their methods and equipment to the volatile situation, where there may be violent religious extremism and where residents often do not report crimes to the police, either out of fear of retaliation or because they think it will not lead to anything.
According to DN, these new especially vulnerable areas are: Norrby and Hässleholmen/Hulta in Borås, Tynnered/Grevegården/Opaltorget in Gothenburg, Karlslund in Landskrona, Nydala/Hermodsdal/Lindängen in Malmö, Fittja and Alby in Stockholm and Gottsunda in Uppsala.
Local police heads are calling for at least "another hundred" staff members, as well as more financial resources to deal with these high crime areas.