The dramatic wave of crime in Sweden is no longer limited to the main cities and spreads to rural communities as well. Police warn that foreign criminals see Sweden as the most attractive country. If you steal something, the probability of being caught is almost zero. Municipalities in Sweden suffer from the lack of free houses and apartments. This is because they have to give priority to the newly arrived asylum seekers and immigrants. The Swedish government wants to accommodate more than 100,000 immigrants by 2018.
The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its official web-site facts about migration and crime in Sweden saying that: "In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. In general terms, violence has decreased in Sweden in the last 20 years. Research shows that there is no evidence to indicate that immigration leads to increased crime. Despite the fact that the number of immigrants in Sweden has increased since the 1990s, exposure to violent crimes has declined. In 2015, almost 163 000 people sought asylum in Sweden. The measures subsequently taken by the Government, including temporary ID checks and border controls, and the new temporary asylum legislation, have led to fewer people now seeking asylum in Sweden."