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Stockholm - Sexual assault near University subway

2018-04-02 17:00 #0 by: Evelina

A sexual assault (suspected rape) occurred near the Stockholm University subway station. This happened on Easter Day during the day at around 3pm. The suspect has not been found. 

The article is in Swedish here: https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/G1qyz6/ny-misstankt-utomhusvaldtakt-i-stockholm.

Living in Lappis which is the student housing next to Stockholm University, many students walk to and from Lappis to the metro station (about a 10 minute walk). I've personally never felt threatened and Sweden is generally safe but you can not be too sure about anything. For this to happen in the middle of the day, and  in broad day light is even more alarming. Arg

From now on, I will be taking the bus to the subway if I am alone. I will also be dragging my boyfriend to take self defence classes with me. 

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2018-04-03 02:15 #1 by: Tammie

Very concerning, self defense classes are a great idea!

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2018-04-03 17:42 #2 by: Tealover

#1 I have to disagree. Self defense classes can backfire unless you go atleast once a week or better still, once a day.

Self defense classes can giva a false security, you think you know how to defend yourself but in order to actually defend yourself you need hours and hours of training. 

It's better to go some form of martial art like full contact karate, krav maga or something like that.

Sure you can go self defense classes too, but not as your only self defense training.

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2018-04-03 18:39 #3 by: Evelina

#2 Krav maga offers students a course which requires at least two weekends of training. I think that is the one I am going to do, and they have more classes after that, its just quite expensive 

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2018-04-04 08:27 #4 by: Niklas

How much does it cost?

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2018-04-04 12:57 #5 by: Leia

This is truly awful, thankfully it was a single incident. In Fallowfield, the student area of Manchester, sexual assault is very common and is one of the worst areas for it in the UK. 

https://thetab.com/uk/manchester/2016/09/19/sexual-assault-map-shows-bad-things-got-fallowfield-22575

This link shows how bad the situation was in 2016 through a heat map, two years on and things have only gotten worst. 

All the best, Leia

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2018-04-04 13:29 #6 by: Niklas

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2018-04-04 13:31 #7 by: Leia

How many people have this app? Is it effective?

All the best, Leia

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2018-04-04 13:44 #8 by: Niklas

2,176 people use the app. I think it is effective and use it for my neighborhood. If your pet gets lost you can send out a photo to all your neighbors and hopefully, someone has seen it. Or if something gets stolen you can quickly inform your neighborhood.

It can, of course, be used for other things. If you need to borrow a tool or want to give away fruits and berries in your garden, your neighbors can be your first place to look.

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