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Malmö sees lowest crime stats in 17 years: new figures

Police cordon off an area of Nydala after a fight broke out among teenage youths. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 18.Jan.2019 14:35 hrs

With recent high-profile shootings, you'd think Malmö was in the middle of a crime wave. But according to preliminary official statistics, 2018 saw the lowest number of crimes reported in the city in 17 years.

According to Sweden's crime statistics agency Brå, the number of crimes reported in Malmö dropped more than 10 percent in 2018 to 53,192, a level last seen in 2001, when there were 75,000 fewer people living in the city.  
 
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