Crime in Kristiansand, Norway

Crime rates in Kristiansand, Norway

Level of crime
51.41 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.97 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.80 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
50.00 Moderate
Worries car stolen
37.32 Low
Worries things from car stolen
42.03 Moderate
Worries attacked
48.91 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.65 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
55.80 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
68.84 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
59.42 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.94 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
36.96 Low

Safety in Kristiansand, Norway

Safety walking alone during daylight
63.89 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.40 Moderate

Contributors: 72

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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8 Comments so far

#TM on Jan 21, 2018 :
People here make Kristiansand sound like the Caracas of Scandinavia. Laughable. Kristiansand, like any other city in Norway, is perfectly safe to visit or live in.
#Contributor on Sep 16, 2016 :
Some people think the city is safe, but they don't live in the crime areas, and I have asked if they have lived there, and they have never even been there! And yes, there is safe areas in the city, just like any other city, just don't look for trouble, then you'll be fine!
#BL on Jul 21, 2016 :
The police can't cope with the modern day here, I'm an immigrant, and it's horrible. You can literally get away with killing someone.
#User on Jun 15, 2016 :
I have also had friends who have had no food, almost died of hunger, a large amount of the population are in poverty. The news said poverty is increasing thoroughly.
#User on Jun 14, 2016 :
#toralf #ceci I've seen so many crime and violence situations, but nobody calls the police, that's why there are little crime cases reported. This may seem abstruse to people who don't live in Slettheia and Grim, but I've had friends who have gotten kidnaped and raped, and a lot of people don't know what really goes on behind closed doors. I've also had friends who have had family members who are drug dealers, and abusive families. The police is close to useless, you never see any cop cars in Slettheia. I've seen immigrants knocking people out and while on ground, kicking them in the face, which could potentially kill someone, so it's evident you don't know what really goes on in the streets.
#toralf on Jun 13, 2016 :
your data is wrong; "Kriminalitet i Kristiansand kommune" (PDF). Retrieved 2014.
Most crim-cases reported in Kristiansand takes place on Kvadraturen. In south of Markens gate with Tollbodgata and Dronningens gate which host stores that are open 24 hours as well as many nightclubs. In 2014 it was most reported cases there in the entire city.

There were over 56 cases reported in this area and 123 on Kvadraturen in 2013, a decrease from 150 cases in 2012 reported on Kvadraturen. In the Vågsbygd police district it was reported that there were over 50 cases, going down 27% since 2012. At Randesund police station it was 61 cases reported, so had gone down 9% from 2012 to 2013. Outside of Kvadraturen, Vågsbygd and Randesund there were 110 cases reported in the municipality, mostly from Grim.

As of 2014, there were over 350 cases reported for all of Kristiansand.

Of these, 34% were committed by minors on Kvadraturen. Most cases on Kvadraturen are narcotics, violence and nonprofit crimes; the majority being shop lifting. Six of the violent crime cases were against police and most violent acts were performed with knives.

are you kidding me?

who is answering these wurveys!
this is useless!
#ceci on Jun 13, 2016 :
I don't know where you get your data but I work in the hospital in Kristiansand and the cases of violent crime are so few I can count them with one hand per week.
What I do see is an lot of suicide attempts, but not crime. I am not Norwegian, and thus I am not biased to defend this city.
I believe these opinions might be of "ethnic" Norwegians that are afraid of refugees.
again, I work at the akutmottak ( the ER), and the level of violent crime is so low it's laughable. as for the schools, Norway as a whole is behind Scandinavia, and I doubt you have any hard data on performance per school unless you work at the kommune
#User on Apr 29, 2016 :
It really depends where you are in the city, the east side of the city centre holds the safest boroughs of the city, the west side however is like a totally different world. The boroughs like, Slettheia and Grim, are infested with narcotics, drugs, gangs, violence, and rape. There are many drug dealers here too, and many of the inhabitants of these boroughs/districs are junkies. The police said there were over 400 burglaries in 2016 alone, and a couple homicides have also occured this year. When you're in the city centre, it usually reeks of trash and weed, and a lot of poor people live in the city centre too. Drugs are one of the biggest problems in Kristiansand, and teenagers are often exposed to drugs at a very young age, especially if you live in the vicinity of Grim and Slettheia,(Vågsbygd) or any other adjacent districts. The local newspaper (Fedrelandsvennen) has said that schools in Kristiansand are worse than schools in Chicago, like the Grim school. Weapons and drugs are easy to find here too. There are not gangs that are very big here, but more like "friend" gangs, but these gangs still carry abundance of violence. Racism is a issue here also, a lot of white people use the n-word, and a lot of immigrants use slangs for whites. Robberies are most likely going to occur in the night or in alleyways, in the city centre, Grim and Slettheia. There has also been some crazy car thefts in 2016.