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Posted by: galujulia 11.Mar.2018, 01:35 PM

Hi. I'm Julia and I'm from Poland. As a 17 year old girl, my next step in my education is to choose studies. A huge dream of mine is to study English Studies, in Sweden, Malmö. Unfortunately, there's been a lot of rumors about safety in Malmö, which not only concerns me but also my parents and might be a main problem in deciding whether I should really go there and live there for 3 years, as for Bachelor's programme lasts. I've been doing a lot of research about this topic, finding mixed opinions and not being able to decide at all. My main concern is crime level and a lot of rape-related information. I would like to know any opinion from a person who lives there (it would be the best believable opinion).

Posted by: Uncle Fred 11.Mar.2018, 05:33 PM

I don't live in Malmö but I have been there many times and it is a nice city. However there are regular reports of numerous types of crime.
It has a large number of immigrants that have very different cultures and don't always get on. I think it depends on what area you choose, as I said I don't live there so cant help you with that.
I hear of areas where it's fairly bad and the police wont do anything. According to the website "Top Tens" it is one of the most dangerous cities in Europe.

https://www.thetoptens.com/most-dangerous-cities-europe/

Saying all that there are about 7000 Polish people living in Malmö, so maybe they have a website in Polish.

Posted by: Uncle Fred 12.Mar.2018, 07:58 AM

I noticed your English is rather good at the moment, did you learn that in Poland.
Why do you want to study English studies in Sweden when you could go to the UK where there are 100's of 1000's of Polish people you could meet up with.

Posted by: oar 12.Mar.2018, 09:40 AM

QUOTE (Uncle Fred @ 11.Mar.2018, 05:33 PM) *
I hear of areas where it's fairly bad and the police wont do anything. According to the website "Top Tens" it is one of the most dangerous cities in Europe.

https://www.thetoptens.com/most-dangerous-cities-europe/


That ranking seems to be based on people voting - not any actual statistics. It's completely worthless.

Statistically, large cities in Sweden are quite safe. I'm sure the odds of you being harmed in Malmö are considerably lower than they would be in Warsaw for example. The statistics on rape are skewed for a number of reasons, but I can tell you that young women typically feel very safe.

But I also agree that it's a little strange that your dream is to study English in Malmö. There isn't a particularly highly ranked university there, and Sweden is not a native-english speaking country.

Posted by: Gamla Hälsingebock 12.Mar.2018, 10:13 AM

Any city can be dangerous if you enter the wrong areas, you must be aware of your environment at all times, it's a matter of "street smart"...

Posted by: Saywhatwhat 12.Mar.2018, 01:52 PM

Yes what an odd dream to seek English studies in Malmo. Why not go to an English speaking country?

I don’t know about London or cities in UK, but most US cities are probably less safe, but you’d still be safe there.

Go to Chicago if you want to be by polish people. I heard they have or had more polish people than anywhere outside Warsaw

Posted by: Cheeseroller 12.Mar.2018, 04:17 PM

A friend of mine from Germany visited Malmo for the weekend. I warned her against this, but finally she agreed to spend the Saturday in Copenhagen. Sunday morning she went to get her car from the hotel car park underground. Every one of her car windows had been smashed in.

Malmo is a sh!t hole of a place. Car arsons, drug gang shootings, etc. I would not live there even if someone paid a ton of money.

Posted by: DuneSunny 12.Mar.2018, 04:59 PM

I would not choose to study in Malmö - it has become very dangerous if you are not living in one of the really up-market posh areas. If you want to study in that part of Sweden - then I would try Lund University - a much nicer place to live.

Posted by: CatMom 12.Mar.2018, 05:34 PM

I do not know first hand as to the safety of Malmö. I do know that statistically there are higher incidences than other places, and especially when it comes to some other countries relating to rape. But in this case it is like comparing apples to oranges. Often what one country reports as a crime anther may not and therefore the crime rates may look lower. There is crime in all cities, yes some have more and this can also be different in different areas of a city. Make sure that before writing a specific city off or assuming one is 100% safe all the time is pointless. I used to live in a "bad" neighborhood in New York City, I ended up feeling safer there then in many other places I have lived through out the United States.

Posted by: gsurya 12.Mar.2018, 07:46 PM

I have now lived in Sweden for 2+ years over 2 periods of stays. I have never even seen a single crime, let alone experience one.

Yes, there are some specific areas in Malmo which became drug & crime pockets, and this has affected the city's reputation. But this is now improving too.

Looking beyond this, Malmo is a lovely multicultural city with cost of living lower than its bigger city counterparts in Sweden or across the bridge.

Posted by: Apache001 12.Mar.2018, 08:04 PM

It is absolutely safe to live and study in Malmo, and you have many Polska living in Sweden. Last time I was in Helsingborg I met many of them, so you could always enjoy your weekends there.

I believe most of the crimes in Malmo are gang related and you don’t belong to any gang, so you are going to be fine my dear.

Posted by: Uncle Fred 12.Mar.2018, 08:30 PM

QUOTE (gsurya @ 12.Mar.2018, 07:46 PM) *
I have now lived in Sweden for 2+ years over 2 periods of stays. I have never even seen a single crime, let alone experience one.

Yes, there are some specific areas in Malmo which became drug & crime pockets, and this has affected the city's reputation. But this is now improving too.

Looking beyond this, Malmo is a lovely multicultural city with cost of living lower than its bigger city counterparts in Sweden or across the bridge.

No one believes anything you say and you know why.

Posted by: Bsmith 12.Mar.2018, 08:57 PM

He also has a used car for sale. Low miles, only driven to the Mosque on Sundays.

Posted by: gsurya 12.Mar.2018, 09:19 PM

QUOTE (Bsmith @ 12.Mar.2018, 07:57 PM) *
He also has a used car for sale. Low miles, only driven to the Mosque on Sundays.


Ignorant & bigoted SweNazi, exhibit-A laugh.gif automatically assumes any non-white Swede must be a Muslim.

Posted by: Bsmith 12.Mar.2018, 10:11 PM

Ees a joke, senor. Look it up.

Posted by: ölgård 13.Mar.2018, 08:29 AM

^^^Yeah right, the good old "I was just kidding"

Posted by: Uncle Fred 13.Mar.2018, 10:48 AM

QUOTE (ölgård @ 13.Mar.2018, 08:29 AM) *
^^^Yeah right, the good old "I was just kidding"

Maybe this was wrong but many people have a problem with "gsurya". A very self centred person with a chip on his/her shoulder.
"gsurya" has come out with some alarming statments for example wants to eliminate so called "white supremacy", what is meant by this I don't know.
"gsurya" insults people if he/she doesn't like what is said by others.

I have challenged "gsurya" to come clean with what he/she stands for, so far no reply.

It's best you read these two threads to see what "gsurya" is like.

https://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=91249&st=0
https://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=91281&st=15&start=15

Posted by: oddsock 13.Mar.2018, 12:02 PM

Malmö is one of the safest places I've ever been.

Posted by: galujulia 24.Mar.2018, 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Uncle Fred @ 12.Mar.2018, 07:58 AM) *
I noticed your English is rather good at the moment, did you learn that in Poland.
Why do you want to study English studies in Sweden when you could go to the UK where there are 100's of 1000's of Polish people you could meet up with.



QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 12.Mar.2018, 01:52 PM) *
Yes what an odd dream to seek English studies in Malmo. Why not go to an English speaking country?

I don’t know about London or cities in UK, but most US cities are probably less safe, but you’d still be safe there.

Go to Chicago if you want to be by polish people. I heard they have or had more polish people than anywhere outside Warsaw





Hi, sorry it took me so long to write back. I want to study in Sweden, because I've met a lot of Swedish people visiting my country and they were ale lovely and inviting. I don't really feel like I'm "at home" in Poland and by reading a lot of news from Sweden, it seems like a place I would finally fit in. Also, it would be a really great adventure for me, as for a person who wishes to meet people from all backgrounds, which I know Malmo University is welcoming. Besides that, English studies program at MU has a creative/formal writing studies, which would be really helpful and is rare. Studies in England are unfortunately something I'm not able to afford, since they have really high prices for a semester. Also, it would be great to not only learn English, but also Swedish. I'm not centred on knowing only two languages in my life, I enjoy getting to know other and their cultures. My English is a thing that I thought myself, here in Poland. I've had a great teacher in school and our English practice in middle schools, high schools and junior high schools in schools I went to are really on a high level (but of course I wouldn't learn it if i weren't interested in that topic, so I'm standing out from my peers a little bit). Thank you all for your opinions, they are things I would consider smile.gif

Posted by: somethingbrite 23.Dec.2018, 10:35 PM

No. No it's not. Not anymore. I've lived in Malmö now since 2001, mostly quite central (Möllevången) and sadly the whole city has become a ghetto now.

Posted by: Mats_L 21.Jan.2019, 10:36 AM

I've been living in Malmö for a big part of my life.

It's absolutely safe. I still have a ton of friends living there and they're practically not even noticing the gang related stuff in terms of it affecting their own personal lifes.

You shouldn't worry about it. It's the most thriving city in Sweden right now as a result of it's location. The student life there is thriving as well.

Hope you decide to not listen to the overly dramatic persons in this forum.


Cheers,

Mats

Posted by: gsurya 21.Jan.2019, 12:03 PM

Welcome to Malmo, only getting better with time. Now, lowest crime rate in 18 years.

https://www.thelocal.se/20190118/malm-sees-lowest-crime-stats-in-17-years-new-figures

Posted by: isbjorn 21.Jan.2019, 02:28 PM

Hey,

I live in Malmö and while it's REALLY bad here in Sweden because of the disgusting muslims colonising every city, I would say it's not THAAAT bad as people say. Most of the students I know live in a place called Celciusgården which is right next to where I live. There is grocery store nearby and a bus station infront of your door step which you can take (number 3). The bus also drops you infront of school. (I study at Malmö Uni as well). So you don't have to worry about walking much and such in the areas I have mentioned. Most of the crimes here are gang related. So muslims killing other muslims doesn't really bother me or is not going to affect your life. BUT make sure to stay away groups of immigrants at nights as they have this habit of cat calling every white girl passing by. If you are coming here only to study, I would say don't worry as you are not gonna have to deal with "bad people" in the enviroments you are going to spend time at. Good luck!

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