Swedish School Fires Among the Highest in the World

Gullviksskolan in Malmoe was deliberately set on fire Saturday 29/8. On Monday 31/8 in Skillingaryd yet another Swedish school was deliberately set on fire during daytime. The school was evacuated. The police are investigating arson attempts for both incidents.

Finance magazine Dagens Industri had an article 2018 were they showed that school fires had increase by almost 50% over the last 2 years. In 2017 there were 667 school fires and 429 of them were deliberately set on fire.

Roughly one school every day is deliberately set on fire in Sweden.

Statistics Swedish school fires 2010-2017

Number of fires – Number of arson fires – Percent arson fires

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