But the bear has been known to attack – and even kill – humans in modern times. According to De 5 Stora – the Large Carnivore Centre, an information centre about Sweden’s five largest carnivores – 61 persons were involved in aggressive/threatening bear incidents during 1977–2019 (link in Swedish).
What to do if you see a bear in Sweden?
If you’re ever ‘lucky’ enough to meet a wild bear in Sweden, strike up a conversation and make sure the bear knows you are there. Clap your hands. Whatever you do, don’t run. Back up away from the bear without turning away from it.
How many people have been killed by bears in Sweden?
These records are, of course, less re- liable the farther back in time one goes. During the almost 200 years since 1800, we have found records of 15 people having been killed by brown bears in Norway and Sweden.
Are there any bears in Sweden?
The Swedish Brown Bear population has grown to a number of at about 3000 individuals, distributed across the central and northern parts of Sweden. Adult bears generally weigh between 100-300 kg for males and 60-200 for females. Bears are very shy and do not attack people, but should be respected and kept at a distance.
What is the most dangerous place in Sweden?
The Södra Innerstaden, or south-central, district of Malmö is the most crime-ridden place in Sweden, police say. Residents of the area responding to a police questionnaire complained of rowdy gangs of youths, vandalism and litter. Open drug use is a “very evident problem,” residents said, as was street drunkenness.
Is there snakes in Sweden?
Sweden has three species of snakes, which all are protected throughout the country. They are the adder, the smooth snake and the grass snake.
How safe is Malmo?
Malmo crime rate is medium. Most crimes are related to robberies, car thefts, attacks, and vandalism. The area of Rosengård is best avoided, especially in the dark. In general, Malmo is quite safer than other European cities of the same size.
Is Rinkeby safe?
Rinkeby is the best.” While the 2,405 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents in the Rinkeby-Kista district last year make it the most dangerous place in Stockholm outside the city centre, the rate still sits below a reported violent crime rate of 2,900 per 100,000 for the UK as a whole.