Swedish population register crime on the increase

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A growing number of people are reporting illegal use of Sweden's population register, since a new law overseeing the registry came into force in July 2018.

Many of the cases involve people deliberately registering themselves at the wrong address in order to hide from authorities or connections to crime. Swedish Radio heard of one such example from Arne, who noticed that an unknown man had registered himself as living at his address.

Listen to the report to hear more.