Crime in Auckland, New Zealand

Crime rates in Auckland, New Zealand

Level of crime
47.69 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.28 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.16 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
42.06 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.98 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.18 Moderate
Worries attacked
41.64 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.42 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
33.03 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
56.65 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.92 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.44 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
25.34 Low

Safety in Auckland, New Zealand

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.58 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.67 Moderate

Contributors: 302

Last update: September 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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12 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jun 20, 2019 :
Dont go down to south auckland and make eye contact with any islanders and youll be right
#Not Saying on May 06, 2019 :
In Auckland city You see lots of indians harrsing girls asking for there numbers and begging for it, You also see alot of homeless people and polys who scare and harss people
#Paul Cotterell on Mar 08, 2019 :
Auckland made a poor impression to me along queen street with a large number of beggars. Being the Main Street some greater efforts to assist these needy with food and clothing may help improve lives and the districts look and feel.
#olly brett on Jan 31, 2018 :
heard its a hotspot for rape... sounds like a fun place to b :)
#Whoru on Jan 20, 2018 :
Auckland now becomes more dangerous compared to past ten years. Young people are getting drunk and making troubles to people walking on the street or even in the vehicle at weekends (11pm-2am). I saw few people (with brown skin color) were stopped few vehicles at scene St and trying to jumped on their vehicle. I have no idea if those drivers called the police. But at least this is happening and no one stop them. Good luck, Auckland is no longer safe for you all.
#itsa me on Dec 03, 2017 :
I have lived in east Auckland from 1998 to 2008

It is sad because it borders with south auckland which is just a area infested with crime. the east is normally quite a safe area but south aucklanders travel to do their low life crimes in the east.

The city is also one of the most disappointing CBDs in the developed countries. It is literally the one of the scariest places to be at night, it IS NOT SAFE AT ALL.

I had friends telling me they would be scared to eat in the CBD macdonalds because they get their phone snatched if they put it on the table while eating.

There are alot of racists as well driving in their cars yelling racial insults.

Compared with other economically developed cities in the oceania region such as Sydney/Singapore or even Wellington, Auckland is just a mess. Disgusting, to be frank.
#f dx on Oct 14, 2017 :
I've lived in Auckland on and off for 40 years. It's a large city and has it's share of crime but by international standards it's quite safe.
Like any large city one needs to be aware of their surroundings, act confidently and be assertive.
Having had the National Right wing party in power for the last 9 years and their gutting of social services, the raising of taxes for the poorest and with their ''lock 'em up and throw away the key''policies has done nothing to assuage the problems of youth crime, Instead it has exacerbated it further.
Auckland is a unique city, a fantastic place for outdoor activities, first class beaches and harbours, its clean air and the ability to catch fish in the clean water is like none other.
#sam on Jan 26, 2017 :
Auckland is NOT safe. maori and pacific islanders are the issue. these youngsters don't respect to others. they have no education, no job, no family but a strong body (due to junk food) to insult and rob good citizens. Law is a joke, always favours criminals instead of victims. police is hopeless too, not corrupted but 100% useless! they are the last thing you want to get in touch with when you are in trouble.
#birdie on Nov 19, 2016 :
Maori and pacific islanders are the big bulk of criminals. They don’t lean from jail, drug, anger, booze, violence and sex education and management courses either. What do you do with these people?
#Realtalk on Jun 01, 2016 :
To state our crime rate in Auckland is remotely close to Areas of America is absurd.
Terms of population density and crime per capita is misleading as majority of New Zealand is rural land.
I live in Otahuhu and have no problems with crime, as previous posts state use common sense and personal wit and you should be fine.
Main concerns for me living in Auckland is over valued property/housing markets which is pushing out hardworking kiwis to other Areas. Investors continue to rub their hands while no capital gain tax is in place.
#Rich on May 07, 2016 :
I agree that crime in Auckland is increasing, and I think will continue to get worse at the housing crisis continues.

We are pushing people out of their communities, causing friction between different socio-economic groups - and creating a future where people who can afford housing are in debt until the day they die.

Not a good outlook for our economy or our crime statistics
#Anonymous on Apr 03, 2016 :
Auckland is not a safe city anymore. The crimes here are quickly reaching similar violent levels of some American & African cities. I.e. shootings, stabbings, violent home invasios, innocent people being violently assualted ovef a mobile phone or a few dollars. The crime is seriously starting to get out of control, what's worrying is that majority of the people committing these crimes are 12 - 19 year olds...... not a prosperious outlook for thr future of this Pacific Island