Dramatic rise in pickpocketing in Sweden
Reported cases of pickpocketing in Sweden have risen by over 38% since 2000, according to the Swedish Crime Prevention Council. The agency says that this is a huge rise, and that the figures aren't in line with the increase in population over the same period.
Police are warning tourists and locals to be vigilant over summer, especially in busy areas like Stockholm's Gamla Stan. Read more: thelocal.se