Crime in Kelowna, Canada

Crime rates in Kelowna, Canada

Level of crime
66.75 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
80.84 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.89 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
51.45 Moderate
Worries car stolen
55.11 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
70.31 High
Worries attacked
53.08 Moderate
Worries being insulted
59.75 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.72 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
83.18 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
74.70 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
57.70 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
48.91 Moderate

Safety in Kelowna, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
60.75 High
Safety walking alone during night
29.79 Low

Contributors: 173

Last update: March 2023

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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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 06, 2023:
Kelowna’s crime rate is 89 per 100,000 whereas in my city in Europe where I originally came from it was 127 per 100,000. To me Kelowna feels pretty safe and I feel like these numbers are heavily exaggerated, the only issue I think Kelowna has is drug use at night.
Anonymous on Feb 22, 2023:
I just went to kelowna for the first time for family day long weekend. I took my wife and two kids and we rented a hotel right in downtown for 2 nights. I saw a bunch of junkies, rough people drug addicts and on the last night we were there one random guy who looked pretty normal verbally attacked me while I passed thru him with my family having ice cream, the reason he attacked me was because I used glasses and was wearing sandals! I just ignored him and left the place. What if he was armed just waiting for me to say something? These things made me realize I don’t need kelowna in my life. Sad, cuz I liked the mountain views, but there’s something off in that little city. I wouldn’t advise you going there.
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2022:
I’m the last 10 years, I’ve seen the degradation of this wonderful place! B&E’s are a constant everywhere throughout the city. The conversations were about how great it was to live here! Now, crime and the bums and addicts permeating the city is what is talked about! I don’t know if anyone actually owns the original bike they purchased!! Our federal police force is too small to deal with all the crime . We obviously need more cops. Like many communities across Canada, we have a large homeless issue. Many are actual homeless, but a good portion are simply thieves and thugs, who are released the same day to continue their spree! Our justice system is broken and cannot deal with the abundance of crime here and everywhere in this province!
Anonymous on Oct 20, 2021:
The crime in Kelowna has gotten worse month by month. About 3 maybe 4 days of the week I get shouted at from cars while I walk on the sidewalk and mind my own business. Also, random people insult me as I walk past and I almost got mugged two weeks ago. Drugs are also a huge circling problem here. My advice to those wanting to move to Kelowna, please don't.
Bill WeberI on Sep 04, 2021:
The thieves Kelowna are well aware that Rcmp don't bother with property thiefs or auto thief.They are free to keep stealing our property. Thiefs breaking to our secure parkade often. What's to stop them when the police don't care. In the Mission area we are trying to catch them ourselves. No choice.
Lexi on Aug 24, 2019:
I have had two car break ins, and see syringes all over now. Kelowna has s huge drug problem. Find it gets worse near the IR in West Kelowna. Moving asap, looking for nice city, love BC, but want a low crime area.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2019:
SOPA in the Pandosy, Mission area of Kelowna has mire and more break-ins and robberies, ongoing month after month...SOPA is extremely unsafe complex to live in comfort. Fear is SOPA middle name.
Anonymous2 on Mar 13, 2019:
More break-ins at SOPA & motorcycle stolen from double locked parking. SOPA needs security...not safe to live at SOPA.