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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mayor unhappy over ‘crime capital’ designation

Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang is none too happy that his city has been dubbed the “crime capital of Scandinavia” in the latest edition of a German tour guide.

The guide from German publishing company Dumont, printed in German, English and Italian, describes Oslo as a city where it’s unsafe for women to go out alone after darkness falls.

“I wish we had a justice minister who had zero tolerance for crime,” Stang told website ABC Nyheter. “A lot that’s been done is good, but when it comes to fundamental attitudes, I think we need to be more decisive, and I think it’s wrong to accept even a little crime.”

Stang also said he wished he had more influence over police priorities. The police in Norway are run by the state, and not local municipalities.

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