Rebuilding a neighbourhood to get rid of criminal gangs
Leading politicians in the central Swedish town of Linköping want to make extensive changes to a public housing project built in the 1960's in an effort to curb a rise in serious violent crime.
The main area of rental flats in Berga has recently been characterized by concerns over several serious violent crimes. But new urban planning could counteract the trend.
"By investing in a district in this way, we build in long term security, and hopefully this is a piece of the puzzle in getting rid of the gangs completely," local councillor Muharrem Demirok from the Centre Party tells Swedish Radio News.