Crime in Oslo, Norway

Crime rates in Oslo, Norway

Level of crime
42.88 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.84 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
33.71 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.88 Low
Worries car stolen
27.35 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.37 Low
Worries attacked
38.69 Low
Worries being insulted
37.19 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
32.16 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
58.95 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
43.81 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
36.12 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
28.66 Low

Safety in Oslo, Norway

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.51 High
Safety walking alone during night
54.73 Moderate

Contributors: 206

Last update: October 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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25 Comments so far

#Lucas on Sep 04, 2018 :
I was in Oslo first time during night - I was waiting for train from midnight to 11 am, Karls Johan doesn't feel safe at all, on the main train station there wasereere a lot of homeless and about 1am security guy said they are closing, bus station was also closed, I was waiting next to the Oslo S and there were few young people on drugs, and on top of that all Norwegian girl had stolen her smartphone and her boyfriend was punched few times. But after 6 am when Norwegians wake up it's safe again. I will never ever come there at night again... and this was city centre...
#Kurt usa on Jul 22, 2018 :
September vist grils hunt tell me we’re bar..?
#Dave on Jun 27, 2018 :
A lot of bullshit comments here. Oslo is not unsafe at all. Every city on Earth has crime, but I've never felt unsafe in Oslo, despite living here for 24 years. Just use common sense and don't go into shady places during night like you would in any city.
#Lucy on Feb 16, 2018 :
I was sitting with two of my friends in a park and were just chilling. We saw a motorcycle come towards us and one of the guys on the bike pulled out a gun and asked us to give them our phones. We gave it to them and they were long gone. This happened in a nice public place.
#Asdf on Jan 23, 2018 :
These comments are overexaggerated, sure the place is not the safest in the world, but comments like "I cant go outside after 6'oclock" are absolute bullshit. And the comment saying he got robbed on his way to the Opera is very unlikely, as there is a small police station on that side of Oslo Sentralstation with loads of cameras. Beware of pickpockets and do the standard safty procedures.
#Afgh on Jul 16, 2017 :
The assault and rape statistics are increasing, there have been several car fires lately, and I myself have been robbed at gunpoint (as a store clerk), and mugged with a knife as a pedestrian.

Also, the sale and use of drugs is done openly, with the police rarely reacting, particularily in the area around Oslo Central Station, which is the first thing many tourists see when they come to Oslo – Great first impression, I bet.
Oslo also has the highest rating for deaths by drug overdoses in all of Europe.

Corruption is also a big problem, although it's not the type of corruption that's easily spotted (such as paying off a police officer to get out of a speeding ticket, and such).
The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs has consistently been dismissing 9/10 cases before even pressing charges against the reported officer since it was formed in 2005 – But that's what happens when most of the employees are former police officers or jurists with long experience in the police force, themselves.

Oh, and Romanian gypsies use public parks and hiking paths as camping grounds and toilets.
#OlaNormdann on Jun 26, 2017 :
This city is Dangerous. I see more and more gang Activity for each day going. People are being found killed and cut up. There are cars getting burnt and stolen. Woman getting raped and a hell of a lot of drugs. ETC ETC
#Bjorn on Feb 11, 2017 :
Oslo is not an unsafe city, but it could be better.

Take regular precautions like in any city, if in doubt ask someone.

Enjoy your holiday !
#Pooper on Dec 24, 2016 :
The crime index would be more like 5-10 if only ethnic Norwegians were living in Oslo, and that would be pretty much only from heroin users and prostitutes.
#TM on Nov 19, 2016 :
Oh man, there is a lot of bullshitting going on here. Oslo is one of the absolute safest cities to visit. I've spent almost 10 years in the "crime ridden" borough Gamle Oslo and never been mugged or experienced violence. What you should be looking out for is pickpockets, they're everywhere in the city centre and especially around Oslo S and Brugata tram and bus stop. Serious crimes do occur, but 99% of these cases are gang related and happens far away from law abiding citizens.
#LM on Nov 17, 2016 :
I have to agree with Traveller. The comments are largely utter nonsense.
#Traveller on Oct 02, 2016 :
When I read comments below I just laugh. Oslo is the most safe city I ever have been to. Just check the statiscs to now the truth. The little troubles there like som beggars and prostitutes you find anywhere. I have never felt unsafe at all. First time I went there a person told me that I never ever should take traveling advice about Oslo from Norwegians from other parts of the country. I can only assumed that the comments below is a reason for that advice. Its utterly bullshit.
#00kd on Jul 21, 2016 :
I've been in Oslo and Kristiansand, and I must say, drugs are a very big problem in both of these cities. I know that the police are better in Oslo in comparison to Kristiansand, because the different districts are far apart from eachother, and most of the unsafe places are in the segregated boroughs and areas, this means the police will not show up, and thus people think a city is safe because of little crime reports, but in reality, it's much worse. Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, are very safe, but Oslo and Kristiansand are the worst, no doubt. And I'm not over-exaggerating because I'm Norwegian or an Immigrant, I've experienced crime in these places, so I know. If you're going to Oslo however, just don't walk alone in areas with no people, or in alleyways, it's actually not a bad city to visit, it has some beautiful places to look at and enjoy, I felt very safe to be honest.
#HF on Jul 20, 2016 :

I have traveled all around Europe and some in USA.

The only place i dont feel safe is Oslo and some other Norwegian cities.
Violence during nights have turned to the worse. From "normal" fights to people walking around with knifes etc. I backed down the day i need to wear a security vest working out.
Also, a lot of drugs. Police sources say that over 50% of people on gyms using drugs.

The truth is. Norway dont have a police that can cope with "modern day".

But, our country is magical beautiful. Get out of Oslo, go to real Norway.
#User3568 on Jul 18, 2016 :
Oslo is a fairly safe city. I've been in both Kristiansand and Oslo, and I must say, Kristiansand is much worse. In Oslo there are crime reports, but in Kristiansand, the police is
#Pb on Apr 22, 2016 :
I am a Norwegian. 60 years old, I have worked in central Oslo for most of my life. I do not understand the picture some try to paint here. I have never experienced anything bad. Often I work late at night and go to the bus. I have only one warning, women do not go alone late at night in places with few people around. I think that is good advice in any capital in the world. Else you have to be alert for thieves of course. The only place where that has happened to me is Rome, but I still consider that city to be one of the best I have visited.
#the world is a dangerous place on Jan 04, 2016 :
I have traveled a lot of countries and cities, the only place I was mugged was Oslo. As soon as I got out of Oslo Sentralen and exited through the parking lot towards the opera house, Suddenly, for no reason at all some shadows behind me reacted very aggressively shouting hey hey hey!!! I didn't pay any attention to this, why should I as this is not the way we communicate in the western world, as in a split second soda cans and stones flew into my direction all miraculously missing target. It was completely uncalled for and it could have inflicted serious injuries. Not even a hour later I got mugged. This year I will travel Norway again but I will avoid Oslo at any cost, metaphorically and literally, thus flying straight to my next destination.
#okidoki on Jul 17, 2015 :
Whoa, these comments make me think that norwegians are racist!
#asefa on May 15, 2015 :
I have been in Oslo several times , and found the city is the most secured than else where in Europe. However, the city police have alsways be precousious of worest crimes, suchas mass murder,
raping, and relegious crimes,which will may occur at any time and indanger the inocent people.
#john on Apr 24, 2015 :
What the Norwegian government does not realize is when you bring in people who are used to raping and stealing they are not going to thank you and change their behavior.



##bond on Mar 19, 2015 :
Seems like people do not know there are always bad places in all cities in world, center Oslo might be bad compare to rest of it, but not hopeless as it is explained here on other comments. Those parts has been historically with more crime it is not just things of now.
#stig181 , on Jan 31, 2015 :
50 % of immigrants in Oslo maybe more if you reckon those who not saty not legal here. is a crap place that I want to get away from as soon as possible. foreigners runs the whole city, this is not my contry anymore
#living oslo on Jan 16, 2015 :
I take it you haven't explored the whole of oslo. Don't know where you found a dump. Maybe dirty snow...

I can walk all hours of the day in oslo with no problem.
#Maddin on Dec 03, 2014 :
i am really disappointed.... a town which lives on the one hand under so much good circumstances, but on the other hand to meet first drug dealers and prostitutes is really weird... i think when the oil capital is gone or some time consumed, this country will get more poorer as it was before oil was founded...because the norwegians themselves just want to do the highyield jobs, lowyield is for people from abroad, they are underestimating the problems of their "now"-wealth!
#RHSOUZA on Nov 07, 2014 :
I'm honestly shocked at how bad is this is ugly, expensive and there are people trying to take advantage from you everywhere! I always imagined Norway as a perfect place to live, but this is really a sad place.