They have now become part of everyday life in Sweden: shootings and bomb attacks in the country’s cities. There can no longer be any talk of a Bullerbü atmosphere.

Police and politicians have been dealing with these crimes for years. Most recently, clashes between criminal gangs in Sweden increased in 2020. A police officer was shot that year; a 12-year-old was involved in a shootout and was mortally wounded.

At that time, a special police operation called “Raufrost” was launched. She should get the gang problem under control. With stronger police presence in social problem areas or those with a high percentage of migrants, raids, searches and arrests. But in vain.

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