the Police up to date situational awareness of the criminal impact in the local community in Sweden will be published within a couple of months. This will also list on the areas deemed to be particularly vulnerable to become public.
the News from the police is going after DN's reporting on the uncertainty around whether the police would go out with any such update, because several of the municipalities believe that it is counterproductive to end up on the list.
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– For the police it is important to highlight the facts and put it on the table in full transparency, in order to then be able to be deleted from it and take action, together with the areas concerned. That is the whole point. We do not believe that one should devote effort to try to keep things secret, " says Mats Löfving.
" I can take the example of Södertälje municipality of which we have worked very clearly, where the city council expressed the view that they have been strengthened by this type of cooperation. But I respect the fact that it is not obvious to all.
– However, I believe that with a little distance and maturity you come to the conclusion that this is something that benefits us all, also citizens, " says Mats Löfving.
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