Law and order biggest challenge for Sweden's disadvantaged areas

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More crime, fewer jobs and a tighter housing market are just some of the challenges facing the nation's so-called "vulnerable areas".

More than half a million people in Sweden live in these neighborhoods, defined by the police as disadvantaged areas with higher rates of crime and poverty.

Now voices from these 60 areas across the nation have been collected in a report put together by the Swedish Statistics Bureau and the private foundation The Global Village.

Radio Sweden caught up with Ahmed Abdirahman, the CEO of Global Village, at Almedalen, the week of political speeches, discussions and seminars that's currently happening on the island of Gotland.