Crime prevention


On September 19th 2012 I visited the main police station here in Malmoe called Gasklockan, the gasometer. I had listened to a media meeting at the police station and was then invited to discuss police work, crime prevention and attitudes in society with two Detective Inspectors. I did it as a novelist to improve my story writing. I wanted to make my third story perfect and continue with my fourth in a realistic way. Since I have respect for the police profession and realise the importance of having a police force to keep some kind of law and order at least, this was a natural step.

However, apart from my story writing I want to see improvements in society, and to make that happen many changes have to be made both here and there. We have our laws and regulations, but the laws are guidelines and sometimes one law contradict another, or is interpreted differently in various cases. We are supposed to be equally treated, but the reality proves otherwise. Therefore the underlying attitudes must be improved in all parts of society.

The laws are important, but we, the citizens, also must help the police and each other keeping our society safer, while civil servants within the judiciary system, e.g. police officers, have to enhance their knowledge and skills to improve the situation.

Here in Malmoe many measures have been made in recent years to make the situation better. We will never see a perfect situation since humanity is what it is, but all measures taken together can make a difference if we co-operate and try to make changes individually. I will here mention some of the important centras that exist if you have been victim of a crime or want to take a stand yourself.

If you want to inform the police about a crime call: 114 14 or e-mail on

If you’re a woman who has been beaten, threatened, violated etc, here’s some info:
Kvinnojuren Malmoe: 040-30 11 13, Tjejjouren, 020-51 01 50
FemCenter: 020-55 55 25, 040-23 87 00,,
If you’re victim of honor violence, crime and abuse:,

If you need legal counseling, are in some sort of crisis or feel threatened Plattform Malmö might be an important support. Look at
Plattform Malmö 040-34 05 50,,

If you want to help the police but have no police education you might become a voluntary worker. You find more info at

These are just a few examples. Good luck.

Anders Moberg, November 22d 2012

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