Crime in Malmo, Sweden

Crime rates in Malmo, Sweden

Level of crime
60.34 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.94 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.52 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.43 Moderate
Worries car stolen
44.46 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.98 Moderate
Worries attacked
54.09 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.53 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
50.44 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
57.59 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.43 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
56.73 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
38.61 Low

Safety in Malmo, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
61.01 High
Safety walking alone during night
39.54 Low

Contributors: 473

Last update: November 2020

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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52 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 09, 2020:
Crime in Sweden describes an act defined in the Swedish Penal Code (Swedish: Brottsbalken) or in another Swedish law or statutory instrument for which a sanction is prescribed.[2][3]

Figures from the 2013 Swedish Crime Survey (SCS) show that exposure to crime decreased from 2005 to 2013.[4] Since 2014 there has been an increase in exposure to some categories of crimes, including fraud, some property crime and sexual offences according to the 2016 SCS.[5] Crimes falling under threats, harassment, assault and robbery continued to climb through 2018.[6] The increase in reports of sexual offenses is, in part, due to campaigns to encourage reporting, combined with changes to the laws that broadened the legal definition the definition of rape.[7]

Violence (both lethal and non-lethal) has been on a downward trend the last 25 years.[7] The figures for fraud and property damage (excluding car theft) are in contrast with the numbers of reported crimes under such categories which have remained roughly constant over the period 2014–16.[8] The number of reported sexual offences clearly reflect the figures in the 2016 SCS, and car related damages/theft are also somewhat reflected.[9][10] The number of convictions up to 2013 has remained between 110,000 and 130,000 in the 2000s — a decrease since the 1970s, when they numbered around 300,000 — despite the population growth.[11] Consistent with other Western countries in the postwar era, the number of reported crimes has increased when measured from the 1950s; which can be explained by a number of factors, such as statistical and legislative changes and increased public willingness to report crime.[12]
Anonymous on Oct 03, 2020:
So many gun-toting boomers thinking the world is ending. This is amusing to watch.
Now yes, Malmo has some big issues, but it is literally the most dangerous city in Sweden
Anonymous on Aug 31, 2020:
Dear sirs,
Arab and Muslim immigrants do not have any legitimacy for their presence in Europe, so their expulsion is not complicated, The problem lies in the corruption of the European political system, especially the European Union, which controls the sovereignty of European countries, The European Union, which supports the project of settling Arabs and Muslims in Europe, is in itself nothing but the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to colonize Europe by Arabs and Muslims. Therefore, the first challenge for European peoples to liberate from Arab-Islamic colonialism is to dismantle this union and get rid of it.After that, the laws must be changed and Arab and Muslim immigrants must be stripped of all civil and social rights that they benefit from at the present time, and after that the political and popular forces must be mobilized in order to fight a war to expel Arabs and Muslims from Europe.
ama on Aug 23, 2020:
I was in malmo in 2008. that was my first and last time.
#anon on Apr 19, 2020:
I wonder how many of the ones complaining about the situation have really been there, or if it’s just the usual fake news spread to inject racist feelings in people
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2020:
I think refugees in Scandinavia should be placed on an isolated island, women and children separated from men. This way they are safe from war and don't harass citizens
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2020:
#Anonyme 100% agree with you, many European countries have become horrible places because of arabic, in particular Sweden. I hope we will have justice and have the opportunity to send every arab back where they belong.
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2020:
Exactly, Arab are the problem of this country and of all Europe.
why it's so much complicated to send them back to their continent?
Anonymous on Jan 26, 2020:
#Global Traveler

Please do not make migrants a victim, You must first investigate the racism of migrants in their countries of origin, and then make appropriate judgments after this.
Anonyme on Jan 26, 2020:
#Philip
Because of the Moroccans, Spain has become a country known to crime, for example in the suburbs of Barcelona or some Catalan cities or the suburbs of Madrid, Alicante, or the cities of the region of Andalucia, or Ceuta (Principe Alfonso) and Melilla (Barrio Real y Barrio Chino).

Malmo also suffers from the orgy of immigrants with a criminal and terrorist bent.
Philip on Jan 06, 2020:
This is so dramatic. I am spanish, been in so many spanish cities out of tourist areas and compare to malmo, this city is a kindergarten of crime. Ppl get so dramatic in there bc sweden has never suffered real crime and just because some ppl get shot or problems are solved with voilence they get so crazy. Man humans are more likely to be like this but ur country was so fucking developed that u lived in a bubble amd thlught everyone was nice and dont know how to react with this kinds of problems. But i tell u if i left some of u in some cities of spain or uk or framce u will be so fucked up.
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2019:
I’ve had my chest and butt touched multiple times when on the metro and walking on the street. All of these men look Arab or is African descent. I hate to generalise but there does seem to be a correlation here. The mass immigration from African and Middle East countries where women are treated like objekts... they bring that belief with them here. I feel so unsafe now walking alone in a city I grew up.
Swed on Nov 03, 2019:
Fault is of africans and arabs, soon Swedes will arm themselves against those african monkeys
Global Traveler on Oct 14, 2019:
Good Afternoon @Swed (Oct 14) and thank you for your voice! I as I think you understand am Not Anti Sweden, Rather am Very Anti Racism in general and a Pro Voice for Swedes.

Sweden and alot of the people (am speaking of the Liberals) of Sweden Display Exactly How Racist they are Against Anyone who is Not African as they Continue their Racist Slandering Against Anyone Who Has a Legitimate, Outspoken Opinion about these Animal_Immugrants and their Vile Actions!
To brand Anyone as a Racist (the Intolerant Leftists, Liberals do this) and try to destroy someone Solely because they Speak Truth about African_Immigrants and their Actions is In ItSelf a Very Racist Act!

These Libbies of Sweden Attempt to Shut Down and Destroy Any Voice and many times Prosecute be it just a regular person or that of any Media that Prints Truths about these Animals Actions.

Just because I Point out the Extreme Dangers of Traveling to Malmo or Sweden by Anyone Does Not Make Me a Racist! I Advocate No One Visit this SheetHole due to the Extreme Violence to Include Rape, Murder, Shootings & Stabings, Bombings, Robberies and Automobiles Being Set Afire being Done by these Immigrant_Animals On a Daily Basis! These are FACTS, Not Speculation or Opinion! Why Would I Promote travel to a Place that Does Nothing, Absolutely Nothing to these CRIMINALS For these Crimes. Actually the Sweden Government and Libbies of Sweden Assists these Animals by Refusing to Hold these Animals Accountable for Any Crimes All While they Attempt to Destroy the Lives of Anyone by Branding Anyone as a Racist Who Speaks Out Against these Vile Criminals! Why Would I promote Traveling to this SheetHole? To Assist these Animals in Obtaining New Victims? Victims that the Sweden Government Wont Help, Ever!
Stay Away from this African Colonized city of LAWLESSNESS! And for Natural Citizens of Sweden I Would Suggest Moving Out of this Hell!
Global Traveler on Oct 13, 2019:
Funny How Negative Comments about this Filthy city of Malmo Get Deleted here, as Whoever controls this Bulshoit site is a LiberalSnowflake and Cant bear to See truths Spoken about This ShoitHole city Malmo!

First I Congratulate #Anonymous Oct 8 on Your Free thoughts and Expressions of them! I Agree 100%, but I wait to see how long before these IntolerantLibbies Erase your Very Accurate Post!

Malmo in the News again because Immigrant Members of NastyGangs Have Been Bombing Not Only Malmo but their neighbors in Denmark! Denmark is So Fed up with these Animals, Yes I Called these LowLifes Animals! But Denmark is So Fed up with these AfricanImmigrant Gang Animals of Sweden especially from Malmo that Denmark Instituted New Heavily Fortified Border Checks And Refusing to Allow these Animals of Swedens ImmigrantGangs Entry into Denmark!

GREAT JOB BY DENMARK! PROTECT YOUR COUNTRY FROM THESE NASTY IMMIGRANT GANGS!!

There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for Any Foreigners to Ever Visit this SheetHole of a city Malmo or the Country of Sweden! If you as a person Value your Overall Safety and Women Value their Virtues (their honey pots) they Will Avoid this African Colony of LAWLESSNESS, Filled With Rapists(Continually in news for the Rapes including Man SexRapes) and Those that aren't Rapists_Are_Animals Who Bomb, Rob and Pillage! This is Probably the Least Safe City and Country within the Continent of Europe!
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2019:
the monkeys refugees coming from africa are ruining Sweden. when those african monkeys will leave for their belonging zoo, Sweden will be safe again.
Abraham on Aug 28, 2019:
Today there's a police sniper aiming at a man inside the Kindergarten. Business as usual in Malmo... nothing to see here... please disperse

https://www.expressen.se/kvallsposten/polisinsats-vid-forskola-prickskyttar-pa-tak/
Abraham on Aug 21, 2019:
National public Television SVT reports today that the number of explosions have increased by 45% in the first 6 months of 2019 vs earlier. The trend with more explosions has been seen over the past three years, according to Petra Stenkula, investigative director at the Police Region South.

Source https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/skane/kraftig-okning-av-antalet-sprangdad
a jew on Aug 21, 2019:
On the bus, someone saw my Star of David and asked if I was a Jew. At first I thought I would say no but then I saw that he was staring at my star of David and then I felt it was too late. So I said yes, and then he started screaming: “I wish Hitler would kill you. I hope Hitler will come back and gasp you for what you do to the Palestinians. " And no intervention, even though it was a packed bus. I think that felt more than they screamed, that people just sat silent, that no one said anything.

Source https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/LAe114/sa-ser-hatet-mot-judar-ut-i-sverige
no on Aug 12, 2019:
Malmo is not the safest town ive lived in but you have to engage into shady bussiness to fear for your life. I dont have any pity for those dead or injured in such conflicts. Biggest problem I have is how they DRIVE. Arabs by the wheel try to taunt or scare the pedestrians because why not. Also better not to have any financial or commercial relations with them because they will try to negotiate on anything and if you dont they will start complaining about their 6 kids to feed blah blah, just very interaction with them is exhausting and downgrading. Who knows if fireworks in the stairoom are not due to your neighbour declining to sell a microwave to an arab via facebook marketplace (lol). Crimes no, but social daily life is definately affected by migration waves and its hard to maintain cultural appreciation.
Abraham on Aug 08, 2019:
Another antisemitic rally took place in Sweden this time in Malmo. Just like the rally in Stockholm, the demonstrators called for the death of Jews.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1594614/Antisemitic-rally-Malmo-Sweden-calls-death-Jews.html
Anonymous on Aug 04, 2019:
The local newspaper Sydsvenskan have a special tag now for "bombings in Malmö"
Think about it

https://www.sydsvenskan.se/story/sprangningar-i-malmo
Anonymous on Jul 23, 2019:
Sweden WAS a paradise.. a Beautiful country that now ruined by muslims.. what are we waiting to start a Deportation of muslims??
Anonymous on Jun 27, 2019:
I have to disagree. Romas in this city are all right. They just beg for money. But the Arabics are all fucking crazy. Even if they are still students, they do a lot of pickpocketing and take drugs.
Anonymous on Jun 27, 2019:
Not all Arabics are harmful. But those in this city simply do not care killing you for some money in your wallet.
Anonymous on Jun 27, 2019:
The Arabics would try to steal your smartphone from your pocket. The Vikings, however, would not. If they see it on the ground somewhere, they will try to give it back to you.
Anonymous on Jun 27, 2019:
Go there and walk along the street. You shall see many shop windows damaged and under repair, because of recent vandalism and burglaries. Read news, lots of arsons, gun murders, rapes and grenade bombing all the time.
Anonymous on Jun 26, 2019:
Historically high level of violence with guns and bombings.
There is even a wiki entry on the grenade attacks in Sweden now, it is getting worse
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grenade_attacks_in_Sweden
Jim O on Jan 15, 2019:
Sweden has become the capital of racism and the capital of crime, generated by the natives not willing to accept newcomers and a very stupid immigration policy. Sweden is a horrible country to live and the average swede is blind like a mole hence there is no surprise the fall of this country. I've been living for 2 years now and trying to get a job in another country where common sense has not jumped out of the window yet
anders on May 22, 2018:
it's getting worse ever year. too many swedes are in denial because they are too proud and arrogant.
Casper on Apr 30, 2018:
Yes Anders, but compared to the beautiful peaceful Sweden that we are used to it is now turning bad. Why should we put up with that? Only invite good guests into our house of Sweden.
Anders on Apr 23, 2018:
The racism here is astounding, compared to any city in the states or England Malmö is as harmless as a ball of cotton.
Chris on Jan 22, 2018:
How come that immigrants can get access to firearms? Where do the guns come from? How can they afford to buy pieces illegally? I'm from Germany, and to me it seems hard and expensive to get an illegal firearm. Over here, there is much more of a problem with knifes. The number of knife attacks increased tenfold in the last years.
Greg on Jan 21, 2018:
My nephew lived in Sweden for 12 years, until 2012, and says the big cities like Gothenburg are no longer safe.
The immigrant criminals just shoot people they have a problem with.
Swedish women are raped at an alarming rate, including at discotheques, where muslim men form a ring within which the sexual abuse takes place.
Thanks leftist theorists for despoiling the last paradise omg earth.
Patrick on Oct 29, 2017:
I live in the U.K. but have spent a lot of time in Malmö and have to say much of the negative stuff is blown out of all proportion. Yes it's obvious there is a problem with violent crime in the city but this seems to me to be pretty much confined to the gangs involved - the question is when are the police going to seriously deal with that problem and stop putting their heads up their asses?

The city itself is lovely, great restaurants, a good vibe and a fabulous place to be. Anyone thinking of coming across the bridge really should, you won't feel anything but happy to be in Sweden and, as in any city, stay in the main tourist area and you'll feel totally safe.
Numento on Oct 03, 2017:
During the first eight months of the year ( 2017 ) there have been 102 shooting in Malmö.
Six people have died and 35 people were injured.
According to Malmö police, the availability of firearms is a major problem. There is no difficulty in getting over a weapon and young criminals often carry them out in town. So far this year, 125 weapons have been seized in Malmö, against 161 last year. In addition, 25 people are currently detained for murder or assassinations. ( Statistics needs update )
Andrej Dokic on Mar 23, 2017:
As a person living in sweden for almost 35 years before I moved to Belgrad, I can say Sweden and above all Malmö has changed drastically for the last 15 years. ( Hmmmmm! I wonder why?)

I can honestly say that Malmö i the criminal "flaghip" of Sweden. For a city of that size, meaning it´s NOT that big, around 350.000, it´s top of the line as crime city. So some left wing or politically correct people (collective psychosis) who are burbing meanless words like "racist", "nazi", "fascist", about people who´only concern is about their own safety, then I say: truth is like a shit sausage in a pool. After a while it flows up to the surface either you like it or not. So yes, yell as much as you want. Malmö i extremely dangerous and so is a lot of cities in Sweden nowdays.

One funny thing I noticed, probably some SPAM from this confused lefties. But when Swedih alternativ media Avpxlat had a story about Malmö beeing ranked high as criminal city by Numbeo, all the sudden in a few days the rates changed to "moderate" on almost everything.

My simple question is, do you politically correct muppets think that the truth can be hidden just because you´re spaming Numbeo with faked good ratings? It´s to late, people are waking up.
numento on Mar 05, 2017:
One more. http://www.sydsvenskan.se/2017-03-04/en-person-skottskadad-pa-kronetorpsgatan
Tompa Honkinen on Feb 27, 2017:
I visited Malmo last month with 5 friends. I hadnt been to Sweden for 14 years but assumed it was as safe as Finland, oh how wrong I was. On the first night a friend went to pee behind some bushes. No one realised he was gone from our group for 10-15 mins, when we realised we found him 40 metres away behind some trees crying and covered in scratches and bruises. He said a group of muslims punched him in the head and dragged him off then rapped him in the ass then forced him to give them all blow jobs. He has never been the same and has tried suicide twice since then. On the same trip there was some muslim gang fight and 2 grenades exploded 100 metres from us!!! DO NOT GO TO MALMO OR SWEDEN , at least not until after the deportations or the upcoming civil war!!
Grunt on Feb 22, 2017:
This is an internet survey and therefore meaningless. Go here http://www.bra.se/bra/bra-in-english/home/crime-and-statistics/rape-and-sex-offences.html for the real stats.
#Funny on Feb 21, 2017:
@Peppy and "look at the date.." funny thing is my friend was a dentist in Malmo few years ago, she was very open and tolerant person, she lasted about 6 months and came back, saying that it's too dangerous for a young woman to live there. So I think I'll prefer to belive someone who lived there and experienced those intresting neighbourhoods
Look at the date of these posts. on Feb 20, 2017:
All these reviews of the city are by Trump supporting goofs who have never been to Malmo, most of the reviews are in the last few days after this city got attention from Alt-right websites to protect their retarded President who made comments about Sweden.
SPUNK on Jan 20, 2017:
Bunch of drug dealers, killers and rapers in malmo.. never seen so much crime in a europe city before! drug dealers everywhere asking if you want to buy some!!! im dissapointed.! malmö is very dangerous
To JLK on Jan 18, 2017:
Even so, should there be any need of being streetsmart? I would rather have a safe city.

Ps. These nazi/racist-claims are really preposterous. I have never seen a nazi in Malmö ever.
Spunk on Jan 18, 2017:
I agree that Malmö is the most crime-ridden city in the whole Nordics and Baltics. You risk get shot when shopping in daylight in a good neighborhood and it is a city where innocent 16 year old’s are getting shot for no reason. Drug dealers attack people leaving their children for day care. The Police does not dare to challenge the gangs in the bad neighborhood. Etc. etc.
JLK on Jan 18, 2017:
I been walking true Seved and other areas in Malmö both during day- and nighttime many times and never felt scared. You just gotta be a little streetsmart, like you gotta be in most of cities around the world!
To Swede on Jan 18, 2017:
Dear "Swede", the only one that is giving an untrue picture of Malmö is you. If you feel that safe in Malmö then I would urge you to take a walk through Seved at night. Of course you will not do it, why? Because you are afraid.
Living in Malmö since 1997 on Jan 18, 2017:
Malmö is a very crime-ridden city. I would guess that this is the most crime-ridden city in the whole Nordics and Baltics. Anyone that disagrees is welcome to mention a city that has higher rates of crime.

There is also a big difference in between the rich areas, mostly inhabitated by swedes and the the poor areas which are the multicultural ones.

There is nothing dangerous about living in Slottstaden, Västra Hamnen or Limhamn. But if you live in Seved, Möllevången, Rosengård or Lindängen you will most likely experience crimes.

Please also note that there is a strong political leftist-movement that will try to cover these problems up. The will for instance give you the picture that there are neo-nazis and facists that are behind these crimes. This could not be further from the truth. There are no neo-nazis in Malmö at all. The neo-nazi community in Sweden is very small and marginalized and they are located in Dalarna in Sweden, severeal thousand miles from Malmö.

I must also say that I spend a lot of time in Copenhagen, just across the bridge from Malmö. Copenhagen is 5 times bigger than Malmö and that city feels very safe in comparison to Malmö.

This year so far there has been shooting reported on and daily basis and a homocide every week.

Who is responsible for these crimes? Mostly the muslim-population and the roma people. It's not racist, it's just the simple truth.
Swede on Jan 17, 2017:
#Anonymous, you are full of bs. This city is nothing like what you describe. And concerning "no-go zones" is that just a stupid thing to say. Have you ever put your foot here? I hav lived here for more than fifty years. Things happen but most of it is due to bad parenting and cowards in the society. Please visit this beautiful city and you will change your mind.
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2017:
the comment below from "Jimmie" is just bs.
Malmo and lot of other Swedish cities have lots of problem with mainly Muslims immigrants.
there are at least 70 "no-go zones" around Sweden where the Police will not enter even if they see crimes been commited.
Sweden lack both Police force as well as defense in general "almost no aviation or naval forces"
Basically Sweden is on the edge of chaos.
Jimmie on Jan 16, 2017:
One of the biggest problems in Malmö are all racists / Nazis who abuse and death threatens those who say against them. Of course there are problems with other criminals as well. To do what racists do and say that all immigrants are criminals is just bullshit. There are lots of criminals in the different communities living in Malmö. Sweden should have had an extradition treaty with eg North Korea where we had sent the criminals, regardless of origin, and then we would get rid of most of the racists and all other criminals too.
Anonymous on Dec 17, 2016:
Malmø is no longer a safe City due to muslims migrants. It ude to be 15 years ago, but no longer. Alone in 2016 there were 70 atemped murders. The raperatio is skyhigh