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Survey: What do you think about vulnerable areas?

Gamlegården and Charlottesborg remain on the police’s list of vulnerable areas, despite the police seeing a change for the better.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 4 september 2019
Gamlegården and Charlottesborg
Gamlegården and Charlottesborg

NOA, the National Operational Department within the police divides Sweden's vulnerable areas into three groups: vulnerable area, risk area and especially vulnerable area.

In a vulnerable area, there are many unemployed people living there and many are not highly educated. To a certain extent, criminals control the area.

In Kristianstad there are two areas that are vulnerable - Gamlegården and Charlottesborg. But the police have said to Kristianstadsbladet that positive signs are starting to emerge in vulnerable areas.

Kb Mosaik asked five people their thoughts on Gamlegården and Charlottesborg being on the police’s list of vulnerable areas.

Linda Andersson, Gamlegården.
Linda Andersson, Gamlegården.Foto: Sofyan Aswad

Linda Andersson: - I have lived in Gamlegården during different periods of my life. I lived here when I was a child, then we moved. Now I live in Gamlegården again. Gamlegården is a nice area and I feel safe here. You hear that there have been shootings here, but this isn’t something that I’ve noticed. There are not so many people that encounter anything here; there are some small groups that cause problems.

Ali Alfarhani, Charlottesborg.
Ali Alfarhani, Charlottesborg.Foto: Sofyan Aswad

Ali Alfarhani: - I don’t understand the police’s classification and it’s unacceptable. There are problems everywhere, but they only focus on these areas. I feel safe here even though I live in an area that is classified as vulnerable. When I’m looking for jobs, they ask me where I live. When I tell them that I live in Charlottesborg, I lose the chance of getting the job because many people think that only criminals live here. We want more activities in these areas. It may change some people’s opinion on those of us that live here.

Badder Abdullahi, Karlskrona.
Badder Abdullahi, Karlskrona.Foto: Sofyan Aswad

Badder Abdullahi: - I was born and raised in Gamlegården but I live in Karlskrona. I am visiting my family. Gamlegården is a nice area. There are people here from all different nationalities. There is a nice community here. Everyone knows each other, there are shops and restaurants and nice playgrounds.

Karin Bergendal, Arkelstorp.
Karin Bergendal, Arkelstorp.Foto: Sofyan Aswad

Karin Bergendal: - I live in Arkelstorp. I’m here in Gamlegården to shop; you will find most things here. I usually buy dates. There are people from every corner of the world gathered here in this area. I think it goes without saying that people want to live close to their family or relatives. Many people here live like this, and that’s nice. People who live here try to integrate. Language can be a hindrance, but they do their best.

Tahsin Hassan, Gamlegården.
Tahsin Hassan, Gamlegården.Foto: Sofyan Aswad

Tahsin Hassan: - It’s sad that this beautiful area is on the police’s list as a vulnerable area. I've lived here for a long time, for 17 years. I don't feel like my family and I could be in danger here. Gamlegården has a wide mix of cultures. Of course, there are problems, but the media does not cover them in a good way. We often see that the police are here and chasing young people who commit crimes.

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