Crime in Malmo, Sweden

Crime rates in Malmo, Sweden

Level of crime
62.20 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
70.12 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.67 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
56.09 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.30 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
54.30 Moderate
Worries attacked
56.19 Moderate
Worries being insulted
54.61 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
52.39 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
60.68 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
59.79 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
59.06 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
40.75 Moderate

Safety in Malmo, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
58.24 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
37.87 Low

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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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19 Comments so far
Mads on Dec 26, 2022:
Was attacked by zookeepers who mistaked me for a monkey
Truth on Aug 22, 2021:
2 people killed in malmo today. And yet the media love to say the crimes are going down as Ant normal human knows its bs. Wake up Swedes on May 26, 2021:
Sweden has the most shootings in Europé funny How to media is hidding it Sweden has the most crimes in Europé on May 23, 2021:
Bomb was Exploded Today in Malmö Lindängen 1 injuried Victim was sent to the hospital
Amerimutts on Apr 17, 2021:
Majority of the comments below aren't even from Europeans let alone Swedish people, these are mostly rightwing people from America who spread racism and propaganda towards nonwhite people, these people have no friends or girlfriend/wife and spend their time online spreading hate.
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2021:
Most of the crime happening in Sweden is rearly reported just to let Yall know and hearing people Say that france is the most dangerous country in Eu is a Joke
Unknown on Feb 17, 2021:
All the people saying Malmö is safe is bunch of old people saying it most of them live in the safe areas in Malmö bunch of clowns
Yes on Jan 10, 2021:
If you don't feel safe walking alone in Malmö during daylight, I'm not sure how you manage to survive without being scared to death by your own shadow. Jesus Christ
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
ama on Aug 23, 2020:
I was in malmo in 2008. that was my first and last time.
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
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
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.

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.

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.
Anonymous on Aug 04, 2019:
The local newspaper Sydsvenskan have a special tag now for "bombings in Malmö"
Think about it
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