Most people stopped in ID checks are here legally

The vast majority of people that Stockholm County police have checked for papers have so far been found to be in Sweden legally. According to the Swedish newspaper Metro, nine out of ten people stopped in the ID checks have the right to be in Sweden, according to the Swedish newspaper Metro.

So far this month, police asked around 26 people a day to show their IDs.

Some have expressed concern that police are doing the checks more frequently on people with "non-Swedish" features.

"If reports are true that people with dark skin are being stopped, then this is completely unacceptable," Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag has said.