Posted on June 4, 2021

Swedish Police Chief Links Migration to Surge in Fatal Shootings

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 2, 2021

Police Commissioner Erik Nord has acknowledged that mass migration is linked to the surge in fatal shootings in Sweden after a report noted Sweden was the only European country seeing a rising trend of fatal gun violence.


“It is no longer a secret today that much of the problem of gang and network crime with the shootings and explosions have been linked to migration to Sweden in recent decades,” Nord wrote in an opinion article for the newspaper Goteborgs Posten.

“When, like me, you have the opportunity to follow matters at the individual level, you see that virtually everyone who shoots or is shot in gang conflicts originates from the Balkans, the Middle East, North or East Africa,” he said.


Several reports in recent years have revealed the problems Sweden has with gang violence and its relation to mass migration, such as a February 2020 report that noted all of the violent gang leaders in Stockholm had migrant backgrounds.