A more secure Sweden
The Government's efforts to fight crime include introducing law enforcement measures today and preventive measures for the future. In Sweden, everyone should feel safe and secure, regardless of where they live.
A safer and more secure Sweden
In autumn 2019, the Government introduced the largest package of measures to combat gang crime ever in Sweden, called the '34-point programme to combat gang crime'. The programme attacks crime from several directions and contains both short and long-term measures. These include law enforcement measures such as new tools for the authorities as well as more severe penalties, measures to break the culture of silence and better crime prevention activities.
A more secure Sweden
The Government is working to reduce crime and increase safety and security in society and strengthening crime prevention efforts at national, regional and local level.
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New statistics show record numbers of police employees
According to the Swedish Police Authority’s latest annual statistics, the Authority has a total of 33 726 employees as of 31 December 2020. This is a record-breaking increase of 5 463 new police employees since the start of the major investment in the Police in 2016.
Efforts to combat gang crime are well under way – the 34-point programme one year on
It has been a year since the Government presented its 34-point programme of measures to combat gang crime. The programme represents the largest package of measures to combat gang crime ever in Sweden. The Government is working hard to ensure that measure after measure enters into force and produces results.
Decision on reintroduction of border control at internal borders
The Government has decided to reintroduce border control at Sweden’s internal borders. Border control will be imposed between 12 November 2020 until 11 May 2021. Border controls will contribute to national security and help detect threats from potential perpetrators and prevent terrorist attacks.
Investments in the Budget Bill for 2021 to make Sweden safer and more secure
Enhancing safety and security in society is one of the Government’s most important priorities. In the Budget Bill for 2021, the Government continues to strengthen the judicial chain through important investments in the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Decision on continued border controls at internal borders
The Government decided today to reintroduce border controls at internal borders for six months. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in Sweden.
Continued border controls at internal borders
The Government has decided to reintroduce border controls at internal borders for six months. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in Sweden.
Racist symbols. Review of practice and analysis – Summary in English, SOU 2019:27
The remit has been tasked with reviewing the criminal law regulations regarding racist and similar symbols and, if necessary, proposing amendments.
Government proposes tougher terrorist legislation
In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Government proposes that it should be made a punishable offence to participate in the activities of a terrorist organisation. It also proposes making it a punishable offence to collaborate with a terrorist organisation, for example by selling weapons, vehicles or other similar equipment to such an organisation.
Reinstated border control at Sweden’s internal border
The Government has decided to reinstate internal border control for three months. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security.