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    The implementation of the Group Violence Intervention in Malmö, Sweden began in December 2017.


NNSC International is supporting Swedish City of Malmö and Malmö police in implementing the Group Violence Intervention (GVI). Under the leadership of NNSC International Director Rachel Locke, Action Research in Malmö formally began in December 2017 with full implementation starting in February 2018. In addition to the efforts to be undertaken in Malmö, NNSC International is working in close cooperation in with the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention in Stockholm (Brå). A strong core of leaders, including the Director-General of the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention Erik Wennerström and Stefan Sintéus, Malmö Police Chief, have been instrumental in the rollout of GVI in Malmö.

In addition to the National Council for Crime Prevention and the Swedish Police, the project is carried out in cooperation with City of Malmö and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

The partnership has received funding from the EU through the Internal Security Fund (ISF).


VIDEO: NNSC Director David Kennedy discusses strategies for preventing gun violence and open-air drug markets in Malmö

News & Updates

Authorities in Malmö: Stop shooting

January 2018  |  Sverige Radio  

"The special thing is that several government agencies work together and that they have the same message and that is: stop shooting," says Anna von Reis, Head of Department of Social Work and Social Affairs in Malmö.

Of the 200 Malmö criminal networks, they have issued those who either have a conditional sentence or are under supervision and therefore may be forced to a meeting where, among other things, the social service explains what they can assist.

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What’s Wrong With Sweden?

February 2017  |  CityLab  

For anyone with the faintest acquaintance with Sweden, President Donald Trump’s recent invocation of the country this weekend as a hellhole made unstable by immigration-fueled crime is surreal in the extreme. In the aftermath of a tweet that seemed to suggest that the country had just experienced a terrorist attack (it hasn’t), Sweden’s third city of Malmö in particular fell into the crosshairs when an alt-right editor offered to pay liberal journalists’ expensesto visit what he suggested was a supposedly dangerous war zone.

Elsewhere, former UKIP leader-turned-shock jock Nigel Farage falsely claimed the city was “the rape capital of Europe.” Seeing Scandinavia’s largest country, with its reputation for high living standards, good governance, and low crime, thrust into a sort of police line-up of multicultural Europe’s failures felt a bit like seeing your neighbor’s lovable pet guinea pig being ducked as a witch.

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