Is living in Stockholm safe?

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By Traveller July 15, 2019
Stockholm

Is living in Stockholm safe?

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By Vlado Traveller July 15, 2019

Hi, we are on the verge of moving to Stockholm but recently we have seen the documentary "dying to be multicultural" and are wondering how much of that is true? Has Stockholm become a dangerous place to live? Is sweden loosing its culture? Would our kids be safe there? What is a locals wiev on this? Thank you! Vlado

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I’m very sad to hear about that view of Stockholm. I am born and raised in the suburbs of Stockholm and have never felt afraid or been put in a dangerous situation of any kind. I will happily raise my children in Stockholm with all the profit our country has to offer - to everyone. I have spent my time living in London and Berlin as well - when it comes to multiculturalism, I wouldn’t say it differs at all in the bigger cities of Europe. A change/development of culture is something you have to accept in my opinion. Most citizens of Stockholm welcome this. Those who don’t, will probably have a problem which ever city they choose to live in. Best of luck to you and your family.
Local July 15, 2019
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There are some areas where you have shootings quite often. But the murder rate per capita is still lower than violent places like new Zealand and Finland 😊. I acknowledge that there are problems in certain areas of Sweden with many imegrants. But it feels like the documentary you saw has an agenda, since Sweden is associated with imegration. I've been in many of these places and if you move to Sweden I would suggest visiting rinkeby and buying stuff in the markets. To see for yourself. If you want safer than sweden you have to move to either Japan, Iceland or Singapore.
Local July 15, 2019
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I live in Stockholm, go to Tensta every week for grocery shopping, car wash, to cut my hair, buy takeaway dinner etc.
Sure, it’s a trashy area with poor people, graffiti, teenage gangs and drug dealers, but I or my family haven’t been exposed to any crime there over ten years. Apart from having an old rusty bicycle stolen when I parked it at the train station overnight.

I lived I Flemingsberg for a while but moved out, not for safety concerns but because some idiots were pissing in the stairwell of our high rise. Of course this is driving Swedes crazy and make us vote for Sverigedemokraterna, but it’s not about *safety*.

Either way, you can live your entire life in Stockholm, stay in a decent area and never have to set your foot in the “ghetto”. I would never put my kids in a ghetto school, but this is not for safety concerns but rather because you learn lesson an environment dominated by immigrants.
Looking at Stockholm’s map of subway stations, there are maybe 10 stations where i’d prefer not to live and raise my kids, but then there are 90 others which are perfectly fine, no worse that any other European capital of the same size.
The ones most exposed to the problems in the multicultural suburbs are the ones living there. The guys killed in the shootings are drug dealers, gang members and juvenile delinquents.
Local July 15, 2019
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