Sweden: Public libraries have become hotspots for sexual harassment, drug dealing, and violence

Posted on September 28, 2019 6:56 pm

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Like other public spaces in multicultural Sweden, public libraries have now become places where criminal and undesirable behavior like sexual harassment, drug dealing, and violence have become commonplace.

A DIK (Trade Union for Culture, Communication, and Advertising) survey which polled over 4,700 librarians from around the country has revealed some alarming trends.

According to the Swedish broadcaster SVT, “It is the third survey in a row that points to the same thing: Development is going in the wrong direction.

The most pressing problem according to the survey’s respondents is social unrest – defined as intoxication, fighting, and aggressiveness