Sweden shows it’s not poverty causing the crime and violence

The crime surge is mainly confined to so-called “areas of social exclusion”, a code for neighbourhoods such as Rosengard that are predominantly populated by immigrants. They are not classic ghettos — the infrastructure and services are better than in areas of central London — but these communities are plagued by high crime rates and unemployment.

In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests. The average age of gang members is 22, the vast majority of them hailing from migrant families.

So, it ain’t the paucity of public services etc causing it, is it? Meaning that spending more on UK public services won’t solve whatever similar problems we’re having.

34 comments on “Sweden shows it’s not poverty causing the crime and violence

  1. The Swedes have one hope: round ’em up/ship them out.

    Therefore the Swedes have little hope. Because two-thirds of them are cucks.

    That still leaves a tiny hope. Far less than a third of a society can force needed changes. But there seems little sign of such change kicking off.

  2. In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests.

    I did a genuine double-take on that line. This is actually a thing in Sweden in 2018. Not Somalia, not Chechnya, Sweden.

    For the longest time the self inflicted destruction of Sweden’s culture and tradition depressed me. No longer. They actually want this.

  3. It’s almost as if importing swarms of illiterate losers from shithole countries is a bad idea.

  4. I would have thought if you “roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests” you’re a legitimate target.

  5. I was gobsmacked when I discovered that grenade attacks in Sweden we’re a thing.

    There is even a Wikipedia page dedicated to it. Nearly 200 so far!

  6. “In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests. The average age of gang members is 22,”

    18 to 22. So it’s not necessarily teenage tearaways terrorising innocent, law-abiding citizens providing valuable community protection services.

  7. Interesting. So Malmo’s a good place to pick up an AK47? Useful information. One can probably predict a use for one of those in the not too distant future.

  8. I’m sure all these thugs will suddenly take up a useful trade and provide tax income to pay the pensions of the old as the age demographics take hold.

    No idea why the Japanese are investing in health care robots instead of importing health young men from shithole parts of the world.

  9. From that article:

    “Sweden is among the world’s safest, richest and best-run countries”

    Except for the gun attacks on pizza restaurants, grenade attacks and explosion in rape cases?

  10. @MrEcks:

    “That still leaves a tiny hope. Far less than a third of a society can force needed changes. But there seems little sign of such change kicking off.”

    Exactly, that supposes that the 1/3rd are prepared to do so by any means necessary. There’s no sign of that from Swedistan.

  11. It’s almost as if importing swarms of illiterate losers from shithole countries is a bad idea.

    My thoughts too Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

  12. Malmo? I went there a few times just less than 20 years ago. Lovely place; the drink was expensive, but other than that it seemed a delightful place to live. Shocking how quickly it has changed.

  13. “Sweden is among the world’s safest, richest and best-run countries”

    That’ll soon be a ‘was’.

    It’s what the Left is doing to the west. Countries become safe rich and well run under capitalism. This enables the left to kid the populace that “safe, rich and well run” fell off the trees and doesn’t need constant monitoring and working on.

    Add to that modern communications so the inhabitants of shithole countries get to see what “safe rich and well-run” looks like.

    And you need those on the political right to be under no illusion as to the seriousness of the threat to the western way of life.

    I think Trump gets it and gets what needs to be done.

    Here in the UK we get May complaining about plastic shopping bags, threatening entrepreneurs and hoping that the Left will announce that she’s a caring person.

  14. My bet is still on Swedrn to be the first 1st world failed state.

    There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground option, does there? Recent experience proves we can’t live with ’em, sure can live without ’em.

    The idea that unassimilated, bothersome, parasitical migrants should be encouraged to leave is still unthinkable/unsayable to most Westerners, but it wasn’t historically (especially in the United States, where, contra Emma Lazaruseses Statue of Liberty poem, vast numbers of failed immigrants went back home) and won’t be for long.

    We do need a nice, upbeat term, non-scary term for it though. My money’s on “remigration” or “skills transfer”.

  15. The Swedish Left: “We need immigration to help pay for old-age pensions”.

    The Swedish Left a few years later: “We need to raise the retirement age to pay for all this immigration”.

    Not a joke…

  16. @Richard, January 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Malmo? I went there a few times just less than 20 years ago. Lovely place; the drink was expensive, but other than that it seemed a delightful place to live. Shocking how quickly it has changed.

    +1

    I lived there with my fiance in 1996 and agree with you, a lovely friendly & safe city. I flew to Copenhagen, then fast ferry to Malmo.

    Difficult to comprehend such a massive change in ~20 years.

  17. Dear Mr Worstall

    “Sweden shows it’s not poverty causing the crime and violence”

    Yet. It probably soon will be, when the cost of supporting immigrants exceeds any benefit, coupled with the likely scenario of Swedes emigrating to safer havens, taking their skills with them.

    DP

  18. @DP “when the cost of supporting immigrants exceeds any benefit,”

    when?

    Looking at the current crop of immigrants there’s a ‘when’?

  19. “In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18”

    How do you like them demographic apples, Olaf?

  20. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots – “We do need a nice, upbeat term, non-scary term for it though. My money’s on “remigration” or “skills transfer”.”

    Cultural De-enrichment? I think we need to borrow from the world of divorce. What could be bad about a amicable separation? Perhaps Sweden needs a conscious decoupling?

  21. It was about 10 years ago that they reported the most popular boys name in Malmo was Mohammad. However, I am sure that the teenage gang members with Kalashnikovs are all blond and blue eyed…

  22. A further thought…what about simply announcing that anyone less than third generation born Swedish who is found to commit a sexual assault or crime of violence will be deported back to whence they (or their parents came). Then of course the chain migration can work in reverse. Perhaps, western countries can set up prisons in ‘shithole’ countries, paid for by us but administered by the locals and every migrant who commits serious crime can go to experience their full sentence in an ethnically appropriate environment? Could be a good way to spend foreign aid budget perhaps?

  23. “How do you like them demographic apples, Olaf?”

    They do like it, it is what they want. Sweden is committing suicide on purpose because it feels guilty about being rich and white. The rest of the western world is following suit, some more reluctantly than others. Eastern Europeans and East Asians look on bemused.

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