In the first seven months of the year, the police recorded a total of 101 explosions in Sweden. Including suspected attempted crimes and preparatory crimes, the number rises to 196 cases, which means an average of almost one case per day.
Most of the blasts have taken place in the southern police region, where 35 cases have been reported, followed by the Stockholm region with 31 cases, according to the statistics. These figures show a continuing worrying trend of blast-related crimes in the country.
According to the police, the dynamite used in explosions often comes from the construction industry. It is either stolen by criminals or employees supply criminals with dynamite.
Hand grenades are also used in some bombings, which are instead imported illegally.