In February Express.co.uk reported the Scandinavian country has seen a huge surge in crime since the start of the migrants crisis in Europe with a rise in sex assaults, drug dealing and children carrying weapons.
The force’s increased lack of control in the country was revealed in a report by Sweden’s National Criminal Investigation Service, where attacks on officers were detailed, including police cars being stoned by masked groups.
At the time around 50 areas were put on a “blacklist” which are then divided into three categories from “risk areas” to “seriously vulnerable”.
GETTY Swedish police are losing the battle against increasing levels crime and violence in the country
The figure has now been increased to 55 as the Swedish police force are facing a crisis, with three officers handing in their notice every day.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the police officers are also considering changing professions, due to lack of funding and support to tackle the increasing levels of crime.
Speaking to NRK, police officer Peter Larsson said: “We have a major crisis. Many colleagues are choosing to quit.
GETTY A regular shift for the Swedish force includes being attacked by thugs who throw stones
“A drastically worsened working environment means many colleagues are now looking for other work.”
A regular shift for the Swedish force includes being attacked by thugs who throw stones at the officers and their patrol cars, of vehicles being set ablaze, and in some cases, personal injuries.