Crime in Sweden

After a large influx of refugees in Sweden, anti-immigrant partisans promoted unfounded claims about a surge in crime.

Published Aug 21, 2019

In 2017, we traveled to Sweden to investigate viral claims that the country was besieged by crime due to a sudden influx of refugees in 2015. We researched the following questions: Is Sweden the “rape capital” of the world?; are refugee men over-represented in Swedish crime?; and, does Sweden have ‘no-go zones’ where the police can’t enter? Here are the results of our investigation.

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Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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