Robberies targeting children in Sweden have hit a new record high, with young men with migrant backgrounds being blamed for the spike.
According to figures published by Sweden’s crime prevention agency BRÅ, 637 robberies were reported against young people under 18 in the second quarter of this year, the highest ever number. During the same period in 2017, the corresponding figure was 358, while in 2018 it was 505.
The prime targets of such predators: children, old people, and women.
There have been a few simple and efficient instances of theft in Ontario as well. For example, a teenage girl will be walking on the sidewalk while talking on her cellphone. A diverse fellow will swoop by on his bike, grab her phone, and then race away.