Nearly half of those local councils in Sweden that were in contact with young people linked to violent extremism last year did not offer support to those affected, a new survey shows.

Out of 224 local Swedish councils that took part in a survey from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), 45, or 20 percent, said they had been in contact with children or young people who were either involved in, or risked becoming involved in, violent extremism.

Out of those 45 councils, only 27 had offered support to the individuals affected via local social services, most commonly through counselling.

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