Crime in Auckland, New Zealand

Crime rates in Auckland, New Zealand

Level of crime
49.88 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.92 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.26 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
43.35 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.38 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
54.77 Moderate
Worries attacked
42.76 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.72 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
34.05 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
56.39 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.00 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
45.57 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
23.86 Low

Safety in Auckland, New Zealand

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.21 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.58 Moderate

Contributors: 224

Last update: July 2018

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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15 Comments so far

#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
#Mohammed Alharbi on Jul 05, 2015 :
I lived in Auckland for 5.5 years, just as Jacob Keefe said it is safe when you use common sense. Don't carry cash, avoid eye contact with dodgy people, don't leave your valuables at your car and walk around late at night alone.
#PPW on Nov 24, 2014 :
Biggest problem is most deifanly drug dealing! Roberries and Prostiution come after. Its like any other big city it has crime. Aucklands not as bad as Chicago bro.
#BIG USO BLUE on Nov 24, 2014 :
Ahhh Aucklands safe enuff. The largest and strongest gangs are the Head Hunters (East Auckland/Also based out West) Black Power (Otahuhu and Panama Road) King Cobras (Large portion based in Central/West/South Auckland)and the Tribesmen/Killer Bees(Otara).If you live around these gangs try stay out of trouble and dont be so scared and just be friendly, it may sound biased but these areas a=come under well "not as safe" compared to really safe.South Auckland is heavily stero-typed as being "a large criminal filled" area with alot of trouble. Just keep to yourself if your so worried and just be friendly in general. yes your house could get robbed and being friendly dosent gurantee you wont encounter problems. Safest areas probably in the North Shore , Botany or Howick. The rich areas in genral haha BIG USO BLUE
#KEEP DOXX on Nov 24, 2014 :
Categorisation of different areas would be more of a help! Not all of Auckland is entirely the same...
#KEEP DOXX on Nov 24, 2014 :
You gotta be specific mate Auckland generally ok. Use your common sense and stay out of trouble.Just like any other large city, stay in safe places and where you know best!Every city has it's troubles... There is also pretty large gang network in Auckland.Main gangs seem to be Black Power,Head Hunters,Tribesmen and King Cobras. Stay out of the gang network if you wanna increase your safe living chances! It really depends on who you are, what areas your used to, we all feel safe in different areas. Anything can happen anywhere which can effect your perception of a particular area...More crime happens in the Auckland CBD than anywhere else in the country. Second is Christchurch than it is Coutnies Manukau.Use your brain and stay out of trouble! We all have different opinions on ceirtan places I personally feel safe in the daytime walking around (in view of the public eye) South Auckland in daylight...I use common sense when Im in the city. I feel safe enough but if i see (what may be)trouble up ahead im sure to think of a plan to try and avoid it. Night times different walking alone. Everyone feels more aware at night. It is basic to know we feel safer in big groups. I tend to try and avoid night roaming what so ever. Anything can happen anytime any place!Aucklands a big place all areas are different. Make the question more specific with more category which will provide better answers...
#Bdk110112 on Oct 28, 2014 :
Auckland is safe if you are smart and don't walk in places like side streets and walking home alone late!