Crime in Malmo, Sweden

Crime rates in Malmo, Sweden

Level of crime
58.01 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.75 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
45.78 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
52.94 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.42 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
51.16 Moderate
Worries attacked
52.18 Moderate
Worries being insulted
49.64 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
48.15 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.96 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.11 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
54.31 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
37.89 Low

Safety in Malmo, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
65.19 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.68 Moderate

Contributors: 421

Last update: April 2019

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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30 Comments so far

#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.
#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 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
#Anonymous on Sep 27, 2016 :
Once Upon A Time Sweden Was Heven On Earth And Swedish Port City Malmo Was Paradise Of Europe..

⭐️ How Time Change ⭐️

Swedish police lose control amid refugee crisis as number of 'no-go zones' rises to 55
(Publicado: 25 Sep 2016 | 14:13 GMT)

A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire which had damaged cars after the vehicles had been set alight, in Malmo, Sweden, August 15, 2016. © Johan NilssonReuters..

The inflow of asylum seekers in Sweden, a country with one of the most liberal laws towards refugees, is putting an increasing strain on the country's police. There are now reportedly 55 areas in the country, where the law is not fully upheld.

Dubbed “no-go zones” in some media reports, there are now 55 areas in Swedish cities, where the police have significant problems in tackling crime. They are divided into three categories depending on how significant the risk to officers working there is.

The number has risen from 50 in February, when the police last gave a comprehensive report on the issue, and last week, when the law enforcement agency gave an update. According to media reports, the service is facing a major crisis of self-confidence, with as many as three officers on average asking to resign on a daily basis. Internal polls say four officers out of five have been considering a change of profession lately.

“We have a major crisis. Many colleagues are choosing to quit,” police officer Peter Larsson told the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “A drastically worsened working environment means many colleagues are now looking for other work.”

If officers go into a no-go zone, they risk being verbally attacked or pelted with stones. Patrol cars may be set ablaze or stolen.

Crime rates in the blacklisted areas are on the rise, the police report said. The offenses range from vandalism to drug crimes to sex assaults and gun violence.

One particular example is ⭐️ Malmo⭐️ Sweden's third-largest city, where more than 70 cars were set on fire by arsonists over several days. The police managed to arrest only one suspect while investigating those attacks.

Ironically, after the Hungarian government used the existence of no-go zones in Europe to promote its cause for an upcoming referendum on EU quotas, the Swedish embassy rebuked it saying that no such areas existed in their country.

"It is important to us that accurate information about Sweden is given to the citizens of Hungary. The embassy has therefore had reason to object sharply to a map of Europe with red markings in a handful of member states, including Sweden, in which the Hungarian government claims that so-called 'no-go zones' exist, where police and the state have no control over citizens' safety," Anna Boda, the Deputy Head of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Budapest told The Local.

“No-go zone” is a loaded term with no clear definition and caused division earlier amid the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Last year Paris wanted to sue Fox New for a report, which said no-go zones existed in the French capital..

#Oliver on Mar 02, 2016 :
Swedes are not being harassed on the streets. Have you ever actually been to Malmö?
#Michelle on Feb 25, 2016 :
Malmo is quite a safe city. I have walked around alone in this city center at late might without any problems. Like most cities, you still have to be alert and "street wise". There are a large number of immigrants in Malmo, but most seem to be minding their own business and no different than most Swedes. The only time I ever felt any fear was when I was walking past a drunken Swede one Saturday afternoon.
#Ad on Dec 21, 2015 :
O’ o’ Erik your sad reaction says it all. Aren’t you the typical brainwashed Swede who thinks racism can only be a white thing. Calling everybody a neo nazi who has the slightest critism on an (actually not very tolerant) way of thinking (in this case Islam). Your way of thinking scares me and, believe me, makes most of the European people thinks you are not one of the brightest. Look further my special friend don’t think so Black and White.
#Erik on Aug 21, 2015 :
Svensson's commment on Aug. 19 is from one of those who never visited Malmö. Most likely a neo-nazi whom never left the backward village he was born in.
#Svensson on Aug 19, 2015 :
The Swedish nation is crumbling due to immigration and Malmoe is the city that has taken the hardest hit. Right now there are more than 50% immigratns in Malmoe and violent crimes increase rapidly. Swedes are being harassed in the streets and Jews are being both attacked and their Synagogues vandalized.

Welcome to the Sweden of 2015, if you dare!