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Top stories:The number of people arriving in Sweden tripled in the first half of 2018.
The government said the surge is partly due to a “huge influx of migrants from North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.”
The Swedish Migration Board reported that the country welcomed 8.9 million asylum applications last year.
It’s unclear whether that number is just a temporary bump in the road, as some officials have suggested, or if it’s a new norm.
More than a third of all asylum seekers arriving in the country are women and children, and many come from Eritrea, Syria, and Afghanistan.
In addition, Sweden has seen a spike in rapes in recent years, and a spike is expected in this year’s refugee crisis.
Sweden’s Migration Board said last month that it expects the number of asylum applications in the next few months to hit 10 million.
Sweden has accepted an estimated 5 million refugees in the last five years.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has promised to increase the number in line with the country’s economic growth.
Switzerland, which has the second-largest number of refugees after Sweden, is in the process of welcoming 800,000 asylum seekers, and is considering a proposal to open a refugee shelter in the city of Zurich.
Swiss police are trying to stem a rising tide of crime in the Alpine country.
A recent study by the police and public prosecutor found that crime in Switzerland jumped 25 percent between July and September from a year earlier.
Swedes have long complained about low wages and poor working conditions.
In 2016, unemployment was 10.7 percent, and there were some 2.7 million people out of work.
The unemployment rate for immigrants has been even higher.
Swish authorities have been taking steps to alleviate that problem, particularly by providing subsidized health care to all migrants, which was recently extended to all asylum applicants.
But they haven’t addressed the issue of crime, particularly rape and sexual violence.
“I have no doubt that if we had done a little more, I think we would have seen the increase in rapes and sexual assaults in the past few months,” said Kristina Lill, a criminologist at the Swedish Institute for Crime Prevention.
She said that many migrants in Sweden have already been sexually assaulted and robbed by fellow asylum seekers and that it’s important to take these crimes into account when considering the number and nature of asylum seekers entering the country.
“The most important thing is to address the problem of crime.
There is a large number of rapes, but the victims are mostly women and girls,” Lill said.
The problem has gotten worse in recent months.
According to the Swedish National Crime Prevention Office, there were 9,732 sexual assaults on women in October.
This compares to 2,000 incidents of rapes and 3,000 instances of robberies.
That’s the same month Sweden was the subject of an unprecedented wave of sexual attacks and attacks on women by asylum seekers.
The country was one of the top destinations for asylum seekers to come after the country was granted asylum in 2016.
In Sweden, it is also important to acknowledge the problem.
In September, Sweden’s top crime prevention official, Marianne Ny, announced a $200 million initiative to combat rape, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation in Sweden.
The plan aims to provide 1,000 shelters for women and young girls.
But it has not yet been fully implemented.
Swesen crime figures were particularly bad in the summer of 2017, when police responded to nearly 3,500 reported sexual assaults and rapes in the space of a week.
Police said they were forced to deploy additional officers because of a lack of funding.
More than 500 cases of rape were reported in the month, compared to about 1,500 reports in August.
Sweds have long been the poster child for asylum policies that have failed.
A study by Sweden’s Justice Ministry last year found that Sweden’s legal system had been unfairly shaped by an “unfair immigration system” that gave priority to “non-European” people.