(The Local) The Dagens Nyheter newspaper recently revealed that the police have designated a special code, R291, for incidents involving asylum seekers and refugees, allowing them to keep tabs on how last autumn’s record influx of asylum seekers into the country has affected their work.
According to SvD's collation of all R291 cases, police have been called out to no fewer than 559 registered assaults, 450 fights, 194 cases of violent threats, 58 fires, two bomb threats, nine robberies and four rapes, all involving recently arrived asylum seekers.
"The unrest in asylum accommodation is something that requires more and more of us," Sweden’s police commissioner Dan Eliasson told SvD after the figures were released. "I am concerned about these developments. I fear that there may be even more trouble, I think the trend points in that direction. If we analyze this carefully, there is an increasing problem."
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