Idun, these news really shocked me. Göteborg and Malmö being so dangerous; this was something I have never heard before. And Copenhagen as well. I am sorry it has come this far. So if they get the murderers with extended controls => Great!
Good to hear though that Stockholm is safe!
@tigerben. I am German. For us, even for young germans, it is (due to our history) very difficult to say "I am proud to be german!" I do not know anyone who would say this aloud. It is still a bit of shame on a "german national feeling". But most of us are really nice!
And Germany is worth a journey.
I agree Julchen, saying "I'm proud to be Swedish" is a big no-no, but I like Europe, so I have no issue with being European
The problems in Malmö are pretty old, even though it does seem to get worse every year (I am certainly not looking forward to the summers as things get worse). The reason people don't know or don't understand how bad it is because the politicians are in huge denial, and it's still promoted as the sweet town it was 30 years ago. Jews were warned to come here last year and told that if they're going here, they should be extremely careful (I've tried that a couple of times...
), and that speaks volumes about the situation.
Gothenburg has really gone crazy within the last 2-3 years, this spring has really been bad. There has been big arson fires throughout the entire city during april and may and "public executions" on streets and criminal fights. Concerning Copenhagen, I don't think it's unsafe, just that there has been open shootings in the city in the recent years, where innocent people were killed or harmed. I wouldn't be afraid to visit Copenhagen, but there are certainly areas in Malmö I would advice people to stay away from. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty city and it's nice in some ways and although there's a rather big risk that people are robbed, it's not like bombs go off every day, but safe it is not and things will soon be out of control I think. But Stockholm is still nice, at least as far as I know, I'm sure Victory can tell us about that. And it is a lovely city
Malmö so far this year, and I am pretty certain some things are missing on this list, people doesn't even bother to report things anymore
I think there was another explosion that woke up the city too, prior to the one now. I just googled some words to see what popped up, and only searched for shootings and bombs and stuff like that, there are much issues with robberies, threats, weapons, and such things too.
5/1 - a man is shot by persons hunting him
9/1 - Bomb explodes outside police station
11/1 - another bomb explodes outside the same police station
17/1 - cars are burned down and the police and firefighters are attacked
17/1 - fireworks are fired towards cars driving
26/1 - grenade explosion, a hand grenade thrown at a house
13/2 - shooting, someone is trying to shoot a man
14/2 - a man is shot in the city, but survives
15/2 - two shootings in the city
17/2 - several cars are burnt down
17/2 - stones are thrown at busses
5/3 - shooting in a garage, central Malmö
8/3 - a man is shot in the city
12/3 - a boy is shot in his leg
13/3 - serious threats against the Jewish community
19/3 - shooting, someone is firing a weapon against a person
20/3 - shooting, someone is firing a weapon at a house
25/3 - shooting, man is shot in the stomach
4/4 - attack against the synagogue, stones were thrown through the windows
13/4 - robbery and shooting in central city
24/4 - fireworks thrown into an apartment, fire
27/4 - someone fires several times at a bus
30/4 - cars are burnt down
8/5 - someone tries to burn down a school, some other fires as well
9/5 - bomb explodes outside a hotel at Lilla Torg
9/5 - cars are burnt down
11/5 - man is shot in the head and killed in central city
11/5 - someone tries to burn down three schools in Malmö
11/5 - stones are thrown at a bus