Ransgård and others on the city council are calling for longer prison sentences for violent crime, which they say would act as a deterrent. In the last year Sweden has seen an up-swing in gun related attacks with more than 40 shootings.
He said that more also needs to be done to prevent young men falling into criminality.
“There’s a clear link between unemployment and the risk of criminal behavior as well as a link to school dropout levels,” he said.
“Few of these criminals have had a good experience of school. We need to react and give support as soon as we see weak school results.”