Posted on March 6, 2024

Criminal Underworld Takes Over Sweden as Gang Membership Soars to 62,000

Peter Imanuelsen, Remix, March 4, 2024

A new report from the Swedish police has recently been published, and it shows that something has gone terribly wrong in Sweden.

According to the latest police report, some 62,000 people in Sweden are connected to criminal gangs. To put this into perspective, consider that Sweden is a small country with only 10.4 million people.

“We are talking about system-threatening crime with a large capacity for violence that silences witnesses, threatens social workers, and infiltrates authorities and political parties,” Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer said at a recent press conference. “In the long run, the criminal networks threaten our free and open society.”

What makes things even more bleak is that a huge 5,400 people under the age of 18 are connected to criminal gangs. In other words, we have thousands of children doing the work of the gangs. How could the situation get this bad?

Police Chief Petra Lundh estimates that the real number of people connected to gangs in Sweden is in fact likely to be higher.

“This is not only a police issue. This is significantly bigger than that. It is a common societal problem,” she warned.


We now have around 60 no-go zones in Sweden, with the police describing some of these as “lawless areas.”

We also have a bombing crisis in Sweden. In 2023, there were 149 bombing attacks — a new record high. This is unprecedented for a country that is not at war. {snip}