Crime in Christchurch, New Zealand

Crime rates in Christchurch, New Zealand

Level of crime
48.86 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.67 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
45.62 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
33.58 Low
Worries car stolen
40.26 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
48.54 Moderate
Worries attacked
39.10 Low
Worries being insulted
39.93 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
26.88 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
56.03 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.91 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
45.78 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
30.38 Low

Safety in Christchurch, New Zealand

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.72 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.86 Moderate

Contributors: 154

Last update: February 2024

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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5 Comments so far
Rebecca anderson on Jul 02, 2022:
Get rid of gangs. I have a homeless gang member always breaking my things smashes outdoor furniture.. wrecked mirrors on my vehicle it goes on forever I simply can't stand the daily invasion of this mentally ill criminal gang member . B I g dumps in night of extremely heavy what ever down end section. I'm on own dogs go ballistic in night. Always afraid
Jimmy on Mar 10, 2022:
Christchurch is an awesome city. I'm from Bolton near Manchester and its a much better place for kids to grow up here
Dianne on Sep 01, 2021:
Christchurch is full of hardened criminals and crime. An extremely dangerous place to live.
Resident in Spreydon on Jan 13, 2021:
I definitely dont feel safe walking at night - I have seen many hoodlums cause trouble.

Another thing I am often worried about which could be put on a separate category, is my pet being stolen for use of dogfighting whilst I am out at work etc. It could be classified as theft, though I dont consider pets as property, they are family members. I have seen many suspicious characters on my street, and I always worry for my pets safety in comparison to property.
Hannah on Aug 22, 2020:
Anon stfu, New Zealand is a great nation and we wouldn’t do such a thing.