The Munkmora Project (Munkmoraprojektet)

The residential area of Munkmora has long had a bad reputation, which has affected those living in the area. This has manifested itself in a high crime level and perceptions of insecurity among many residents in their local community.

Before the start of the project, the most problematic types of crime were various forms of vandalism, car thefts, break-ins in cellar storage spaces, thefts from laundry rooms and violence against women in the home.

Several measures have been implemented, based on a thorough survey conducted among the residents. A number of the measures involve the participation and commitment of young people. The project also employs a gendered perspective. The project is characterised by a broad mobilisation both among residents and leading politicians and public sector agencies.

What are the activities in the project?

  1. Youth projects: forming youth association, building skateboard park and race course, starting IT-café and youth camps
  2. Neighbourhood projects: better lighting, clearing shrubs, more park benches, increased self-management, tidy-up days, informational leaflets to residents, study circles/lectures
  3. A more visible police presence in the area


Lars Alexandersson
National Council for Crime Prevention


The project started in 2001 and is now finished.
Last review: October 2017.