From the Herald Sun
SWEDISH police are losing the battle against increasing levels crime and violence in the country as now 55 areas have been labelled as “no-go” zone.
Swedish police force are facing a crisis, with three officers handing in their notice every day.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the police officers are also considering changing professions, due to lack of funding and support to tackle the increasing levels of crime.
Speaking to NRK, police officer Peter Larsson said: “We have a major crisis. Many colleagues are choosing to quit.
“We are not investigating crimes, we don’t have time to cover the call-outs we are tasked with.
“A drastically worsened working environment means many colleagues are now looking for other work.”
A regular shift for the Swedish force includes being attacked by thugs who throw stones at the officers and their patrol cars, vehicles being set ablaze, and in some cases personal injuries.
A report entitled ‘A national overview of criminal networks with major impact in the local community’ said it was common place for unattended police cars to be attacked, for police officers to be attacked and to be exposed to threats.