Armed criminals young, unorganised and sensitive about losing face

2:23 min

Police intelligence reports from the biggest cities show that almost all of the 800 criminals with access to weapons are young men between 18 and 25 who have failed at school.

Swedish Radio has analysed the results and interviewed police and also experts who help criminals to lead a new life.

Most are gangs are young, lack a unorganised structure and sensitive about losing face in front of one another.