Benefit workers threatened by claimants
One in every ten employees at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency has been threatened at work, according to a new study. Some of these have been death threats, which have then led to prosecutions.
One official told news agency TT that they are often blamed for unpopular decisions made by politicians.
Minister Ulf Kristersson says it may be part of a general trend, where officials and public figures are facing more problems from the general public.