Linnaeus Union is a LGBTQ-qualified organization 

Safety Kalmar

Welcome to the safety page for students in Kalmar. If you or someone nearby need emergency help, immediately call 112.

Linnaeus Union collaborates with Kalmar Municipality, Linnaeus University, Kalmarhem and other relevant actors to make Kalmar as safe as possible. Feel free to contact us if you have ideas about how we can make Kalmar a safer city.


Contact with police

If you need to contact the police, you can call 112 in case of emergencies, or 114 14 for tips or to report an incident afterwards. It is also possible to report a crime afterwards. on the police's website ( It is very important to report crimes and something that is strongly encouraged by Linnaeus Union. 

Municipality and the housing companies

Kalmar municipality works to prevent crime and create safety in close cooperation with the police, among other things to counter gang crime. Since 2022, Kalmar municipality has employed a welfare strategist who works specifically to prevent welfare crimes and create safe structures in the city. Kalmar municipality's security number is open 24 hours a day. If you have questions related to security, call: +46 010 3570800

The landlords can help if you experience safety problems in your residential area, e.g. with poor street lighting, uncertainty in the stairwell or people behaving strange.

Other resources

Crime victim helpline in south Kalmar is a non-profit association that offers support, guidance and information to crime victims. Relatives of crime victims or witnesses are also warmly welcome to get in touch.

Swedish Crime Victim Authority

  • A good page for those wondering how to proceed when reporting a crime.

RFSL's support service

  • A crime victim support specifically for homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBTQ+ people). For example, if you have been a victim of a hate crime, you can call or email RFSL's crime victim support for advice and support. 

Women's and youth shelter in Kalmar

  • You can turn here if you have been victim of a crime and need help and support. You find contact information on their website.

Sweden's national women's helpline 

  • Support phone for those who are subjected to threats and violence. Relatives and friends are also welcome to call us.

Resources at the university

Linnaeus Union works in close collaboration with the Student welfare office, which can provide advice and support if you are going through a tough time, have been the victim of a crime or feel unsafe in everyday life. Student Welfare Office |

General tips to increase safety as an individual.

  • Get to know your city: Take time to explore Kalmar and learn where different buildings and places are located. This can help you feel safer and better oriented in the city.
  • Always walk with a friend, especially at night.
  • Keep your mobile phone charged and have the emergency number 112 easily accessible.
  • Always lock your room and apartment when you leave.
  • If you live on the ground floor, make sure to close windows when leaving the apartment. 
  • Make sure that the doors to storage rooms and stairwells are kept locked. Do not set up the door to the house, to prevent unauthorized entry. 
  • Do not lend your key to anyone else.

Do you have questions regarding safety?

Stina Sjöberg (She/her)