This summer, the police have received numerous complaints about homeless individuals establishing living areas, leaving garbage, and attending to their needs in public streets and parks.
In Stockholm, areas like S:t Eriksgatan, Fleminggatan, and parks in Vasastan have been affected. The police have observed a rise in the number of homeless people in Kungsholmen and Vasastan, with over 100 individuals staying daily around Cityterminalen.
Business owners and passersby feel unsafe due to the presence of homeless individuals, and parents have had to deal with unsanitary situations for their children. The police have been working to assist those in need, transporting them to care facilities for detoxification and care. However, they emphasize the need for more comprehensive solutions at a political level to address the underlying issues of homelessness and substance abuse.