Sweden Has No “No Go Zones” Just “Vulnerable Areas” with “parallel societal structures and religious extremism”

5,000 criminals in Sweden’s vulnerable areas: police

The term “no-go zone” famously 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 and emergency services themselves.

The police definition describe these districts as socio-economically vulnerable areas with a generally high crime rate. In an especially vulnerable area there are also often parallel societal structures, religious extremism and police regularly have to adapt their methods to the volatile situation. (Ed. This usually means running away) Residents also often do not report crimes, either out of fear of retaliation or because they think it will not lead to anything.

Meanwhile Fort Apache Sweden is being closed down.

  • Liberal Progressive

    That is so alarmist to call them “no-go zones”.

    It is much nicer to call them culturally diverse areas.

    • I feel enriched already.

    • Watchman

      They might be ‘culturally diverse’, but these no-go areas they are unlikely to be ‘religiously diverse’ areas. I don’t this means these areas are full of Amish – despite the look of the men’s beards.

  • Gary

    That’s like Toronto that doesn’t have a crime problem in blacks areas which are now called “target’ areas for Social programs and Policing. Oddly though….if you hold up a clear plastic sheet with outlined Welfare housing and Stats-can population density for blacks …. they are the same areas as Target areas .

    • Watchman

      The Progressive view is not that blacks areas have an excessively high crime rate, it’s that the white dominated areas have an unforgivably low crime rate, due obviously to “White Privilege”.

      • H

        Despite what they may claim, it seems that what worldviews such as progressivism, marxism, perhaps islam as well, are not seeking Utopia but rather Dystopia. Everyone should be equally miserable, is their motto.

        • Reader

          Except themselves. They see themselves as intellectual elites who should have extra status.

      • David Murrell

        Heh. Watchman, you have been reading Globe and Mail editorials!

  • Editor

    Capitulation! There is no better word to describe it, no matter which PC euphemism the Swedes prefer this week. They just haven’t signed the paperwork yet.

  • UCSPanther

    Who needs to go to Somalia to experience lawlessness when you can experience it in your back yard!

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Toronto after sunset.