Crime in Malmo, Sweden

Crime rates in Malmo, Sweden

Level of crime
62.91 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.04 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.50 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
57.10 Moderate
Worries car stolen
47.38 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
55.47 Moderate
Worries attacked
57.18 Moderate
Worries being insulted
55.06 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
53.31 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
61.17 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
60.56 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
59.85 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
41.57 Moderate

Safety in Malmo, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.97 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
37.41 Low

Contributors: 553

Last update: July 2022

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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49 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 03, 2021:
What got my attention on Malmo is a tv series Thin blurb line, Swedish police drama mainly programmed around crime and the diversity of the inhabitants of Malmo. MSMedia are to focused on else where. Why is Malmo a magnet for immigrants ? Well paying jobs and plenty of them or cheaper living costs, or the proximity to test of Europe on the doorstep! Posting from Melbourne Australia, where racism is more covert
Anonymous on Sep 23, 2021:
Just dropping in to give my personal account. I don't know if it supports some particular narrative, but I suppose it could give a subjective feeling of Malmö. I worked in Malmö for a couple of years, commuting in. I also had a couple of friends living in the city, and my gf would sometimes come in after work and we'd go to a restaurant, so I would also spend quite a few evenings in the city. The areas I hung around were not the wealthiest, but not the poorest either. Nothing ever happened to me personally, and I never saw anything bad first hand. The street where my office was had a kind of lovely community to it, it felt very special. The storeowners had some wonderful personal stories that I found out about over the years. That being said, there was one inter-gang incident down the street with three fatal casualties at one point. Also, one restaurant got blown up (in the middle of the night), presumably as part of a rivalry. If you're an expat thinking of moving to Malmö, this may discourage you, or it may be an acceptable level of risk. I have many good memories from Malmö anyway, I was able to focus on my job and do some work that I'm really proud of, so it wasn't _that_ distracting. I wish you well, expat!
Eyir on Sep 05, 2021:
The religion of peace really ruin sweden,check all the points it's the true
Peter on Sep 03, 2021:
What other city in europe has had 100+ shootings 30+ Homicides In a year with 300k people or less? Exactly none. 1 swedish reporter reporter in 2018 that Malmö had 100+ shootings with over 30+ homicides. Its hard to find the way But If u Do little bit of research u Will see How the swedish medias are bunch of piece of shits lying to people about the crimes saying There Lower then it is.
Hassan on Sep 03, 2021:
I think Lindängen gotta be the worst part to live in sweden. So many dead or in jail. I know 6 brothers and 1 Guy has lost 4 of his brothers in Lindängen within 3 years SMH just sad only word i got to say is Sad
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
Anonymous on Aug 07, 2021:
The best place in Sweden is in the city center. Those who do not have the means to rent or buy an apartment in the city center or the old towns do not need to live in Sweden.

By the way, I am of Muslim origin, and my words are not extremism, but it is a testimony against Muslims. These people are racists, criminals, terrorists and incapable of coexistence. What makes them live in Sweden and Europe is not democracy, civilization or coexistence between peoples. all they care about is money and the privileges available there. On the day Sweden becomes a poor country as bosnia or northern macedonia for example, there will not be a single Muslim left. Make sure of my words.
LikeThat on Jul 28, 2021:
seen a yt video were a cop said malmo had 12 murders Witch is bs i seen a video that a swedish girl from the goverment confirmed malmo has 30+ murders past 4 years why is the media still lying about the crimes and not telling the truth? I guess we will never know what a sad country lying for years smh
Emma on Jul 27, 2021:
So many extremes in this comment section.... people being blatantly racist and people downplaying everything in Malmö to be "harmless" and "merely exaggerated". Shame on you both!
I'm a Swedish girl, 24 yo, raised in Malmö and yeah, it is not like when you arrive in Malmö there are armed sharia militia immediately attacking you and gang raping you for being Swedish, like some people here make it sound like, but it is not really a safe city, and it has progressively become only less and less safe the past 10 years.

There is a lot of racism in Malmö. Ethnic Swedes won't hurl racial slurs and sexually harass immigrants in the streets but some will discriminate on places like the work market. Like if your name is Abdul Al Baghdadi it will probably be more difficult for you to get a job than if it is Stefan Löfgren. Some immigrants will hurl racist slurs such as "svennehora" (meaning Swede wh*re), sexually harass women, rob Swedish looking men, and of course there are those who are gang criminals. One of the comments here talked about the men ganging up on you, surrounding you like a ring around you, and this is very true and absolutely terrifying. It happened to me so many times, this harassment in the street. They also follow you with their car sometimes. If you dye your hair dark, don't wear too revealing clothing, and don't go out alone at night in the city, most likely nothing will happen to you, but it is a shame and a betrayal from the politicians that they have allowed the city to turn this way. They call Sweden "feminist" yet so many women are scared to go out alone in the night. What a joke.

With some people you can get along normal like no matter if you are ethnic Swede, Arab, Somali, Serb, etc like I have friends from Sweden who has parents from Middle East, Balkans, Southeast Asia, Africa, etc, and they are absolutely fantastic people. But there is a lot of segregation as well and very difficult I think for people to know when they go out and pass people who don't look like them if they are just normal people or they are raging racists/misogynists who hate their guts and want to make violence. Because yeah, many people from different "groups" hate each other with a burning passion in Malmö. Many Africans and Muslims hate Jews and Swedes, many Swedes hate Africans and Muslims, etc. and it isn't any subtle hate lol like there has been quran burnings and attacks on synagogues etc. and yeah of course all this individual harassment. In short, you just don't feel very comfortable or safe there, unless you live in a good area and you just stay at home. There is as well a lot of political extremism. In my high school (2013-2016) for ex, we were heavily brainwashed and indoctrinated in this cultural marxist ideology. "Everything is the white, christian, straight mans fault!". Not racist and ignorant in the least, eh.....

I will always love Malmö in a way, because it is my hometown, but it is desperate for change. We need new leadership. I wouldn't recommend to anyone to move there. I left myself a couple years ago, but go there often to visit. Hope somebody can appreciate my comment as I really tried to explain my experience of Malmö the best I could.
Anonymous on Jul 25, 2021:
Those leftists who support the ruin of Europe are either Jews or a bunch of mercenaries, agents of the global Muslim Brotherhood organization.

Everyone knows that these leftists and feminist movements are the biggest agents of global Freemasonry, which seeks to unite the peoples of the world in preparation for the new world order, in which European civilization and what they call fascists stand as an obstacle to the implementation of this project. Therefore, the implementation of the new world order cannot be achieved without destroying Europe with immigrants. Providing all forms of support and assistance to immigrants to facilitate their mission to destroy European civilization, and I tell you that European civilization is on the verge of ruin and destruction because the majority of Europeans preferred money and their personal interests at the expense of European civilization.
Anonymous on Jul 14, 2021:
Under me. Fosie its the most dangerous place in sweden If you want to visit a good place in malmo then go to central malmo Amazing place and its safe
Anonymous on Jul 14, 2021:
Don’t go near Fosie most dangerous place in sweden make sure u visit central malmo Amazing place 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
Fuck the Fascists on May 24, 2021:
So funny to see "Global Traveler" (a member of the KKK no doubt) scream that "aLl NeGaTiVe CoMmEnTs ArE dElEtEd" when there's literally nothing but negative comments because Numbeo wants Nazi idiots to have a platform to spread their hatred. Not enough room on Qanon for you assholes? 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
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2021:
I am not Arabs neither African,
but if you think there is a problem in Europe because of Arab or African, you better first withdraw all the western troops from the middle east and then close your border at sea.
If you take fire to other people countries, they take it back to your home.
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
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:
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!


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
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 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
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