The Ignored Cause of Sweden’s Rise in Violence

A Police forensic officer works at the scene of a shooting incident at Farsta shopping center in the south of Stockholm on June 10, 2023.

The Ignored Cause of Sweden’s Rise in Violence

A 15-year-old boy was killed and three people were injured in a shooting in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday evening.

Two men were arrested less than an hour after the attack, following a car chase outside of the city. A motive has not been established yet. On Friday, there was an unrelated shooting in the area, in which three people were also injured.

Increasing violence: In 2022, there were 391 shootings in the country, 47 more than the year before. As of the end of last month, there have been 144 shootings in Sweden. There’s also been a surge in bombings.

A lot of this rise in crime has been attributed to gang conflicts over illegal drug sales. But why is gang violence on the rise?

Correlation with immigration: The government won’t publish data on the ethnicity or immigration status of the criminals, despite the correlation between crime escalations with the surge in immigration.

During the 2015 migrant crisis, Sweden received nearly 163,000 asylum applications, the second most per capita of any country in Europe (after Hungary).

A Stockholm survey published by Expressen in 2017 of 192 individuals with links to criminal networks, according to police records, found that 82 percent were migrants (defined as being born in a foreign country or having both parents born in a foreign country). When the criteria for being a migrant was redefined as having only one foreign-born parent, the percentage rose to 95 percent.

An article from the Spectator explained how the police use terms like “vulnerable areas” to describe places where the demographic is majority migrants, which is also where criminal networks are most prevalent.

Silencing dissenters: Why isn’t this correlation being reported on more? It’s not politically correct to point out the obvious. But publishing statistics on the link between certain ethnic groups and crime rates can also mean being prosecuted in court. This is what happened to professors at Lund University in 2021.

Simply for stating their findings “in regard to a majority of the offenders being immigrants, warrants further studies,” they were accused of “conducting and publishing illegal research.”

Criticism of immigration policy: After years of a wide-open border policy and the crime that has followed, it looks like Sweden is finally fed up.

Last week, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson criticized his country’s immigration system in an opinion piece for a Swedish daily newspaper. He wrote:

Let me be clear: Massive immigration and poor integration simply do not work. Therefore, we are now changing the Swedish migration policy to the EU’s strictest. A no to asylum means no and then you have to leave the country. It should be obvious but isn’t. Equally important is that a yes should mean that you really enter Swedish society.

Watch Germany: Why should Sweden’s response to immigration matter to the rest of the world? It serves as a warning in what is coming to another European nation: Germany.

Germany deals with immigration the same way Sweden does. The big difference is that Germany boasts the largest population and economy in Europe, meaning its policies affect the rest of the world a lot more than Sweden’s does.

Europe is starting to learn its lesson in accepting refugees. Bible prophecy shows that the growing tensions between Europe and the nations these immigrants hail from will lead to “a clash of civilizations” that will affect the whole world.