Crime in Oslo, Norway

Crime rates in Oslo, Norway

Level of crime
36.04 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.25 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
27.52 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
33.69 Low
Worries car stolen
22.21 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.94 Low
Worries attacked
32.41 Low
Worries being insulted
32.54 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
26.80 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.21 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
40.11 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.34 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
25.87 Low

Safety in Oslo, Norway

Safety walking alone during daylight
76.87 High
Safety walking alone during night
57.96 Moderate

Contributors: 365

Last update: June 2021

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
Rune on May 23, 2021:
Born and raised in Oslo, lived here my entire life. I don't think I've ever felt unsafe, even once. You can walk down main street and back alleys drunk at 4am and it's fine. At least as a man, you don't really have to worry. As a woman you may want to worry about migrants. But I can't think of any place in Oslo that is unsafe. Especially the suburbs. There's so much exaggeration in these comments. Things also have not gotten worse in the past 3 years. That's just cognitive bias. Statistics show crime has gone down. But of course that's not the impression people get from the media, social media etc.
Anonymous on Mar 21, 2021:
Oslo is one of the world's most dangerous cities, according to the Zimbabwe Times, it is the third most dangerous city in the world after Stockholm and Mogadishu, the two largest cities in Somalia. I was riding the metro and accidentally exited at the wrong stop and ended up in a neighborhood called Stovner. It looked exactly like a Brazillian favela, with slums stacked on top of eachother, this area was more dangerous than Sao Paolo or Caracas, those places were paradise compared to Oslo. Anyways I got off the station and a Swedish man named Ahmad Farshid Bin Tlariq al Muqtadeen din Rashidi approached me as well as a Pakistani man named Salman Falmanrashidiqqi Siddiqui. They told me to convert to Islam. I was scared so I tried to cooperate, I asked them how, they told me it costs 5 million krone for infidels to visit the local mosque. After that I realize it was a scam. As I left the mosque, an SAS plane crashed into me and it made me fly all the way to Paris? And guess who else was in Paris?

Anyways in conclusion, Oslo is a very deadly city, if you care about your personal safety DO NOT VISIT!!!!!
olsson on Dec 09, 2020:
i was killed 15 times in oslo last month alone. First off a gang of 4537264527 middle eastern men attacked me all at once and started raping me at the city center and no one cared cause this is normal. Then a building collapsed and crushed me. After respawning at the hospital the police accidently shot me 420 times thinking i was a rapist. How corrupt and unprofessional! Then by walking to the metro station, a jet flew right into my stomach and ejected me all the way to eastern Helsinki where a gang of 3827563 somalis was waiting for me. Luckily i escaped and went back to oslo. Never coming back !! Also at night it is said that a dragon spawns for 2 hours (usually at 3am) in Gronland where it shoots fire at people so beware !
Anonymous on Oct 28, 2020:
Very safe, of course you need to distant from Africans and Arabs and you’ll be safe.
hansen on Oct 06, 2020:
Oslo is a very safe city. Take these data with a grain of salt. Just at night avoid the "ghetto style" neighborhoods, and apart from that, you are completely safe
Ano on Feb 25, 2020:
My brother was stabbed on the streets in the throat. Luckily he somehow survived, but it could easily have led to his death.

His crime? Catching someone who tried to pickpocket him. The thief came back for him later and attacked him.

Can also list examples such as the police closing cases of theft where the thief is on camera with face on full display, because "they don't have resources". This city is going to hell in a hand basket.
Kirsten on Jan 11, 2020:
There seem to be a lit of unpleasant racists around this forum
CM on Nov 07, 2019:
Oh for heaven’s sake - Oslo is a safe city! I raise my two kids here, and they feel (and are) safe every day. They have safe environment, they can walk weherever they want to, they have friends all over the city and take the tram or metro by themselves to visit them. I very often forget to lock my car, and I very often have stuff that can be stolen in it. Not a single time has anyone touched my car. When I go out for a quick run or to the groceries nearby I never lock my house. I walk alone in the dark – just because it’s nice, and have never ever experienced any negative behaviour towards me. The only thing I have seen is quiet beggers asking for money and drunk people on Saturday night being a bit too loud. I have lived here all my life.
Tsetita on Oct 30, 2019:
I just came back from visiting Oslo from Fan Francisco for 8 days. My friend and myself stayed in Grunelokka. We never felt unsafe or wary, and we were ALL OVER the city averaging 8 miles of walking a day. It is just a matter of using city safety sense. For instance, we took the tram out to Ekebergparken. The moment we got off the tram our senses peaked. We were not comfortable and immediately kept a constant eye out in all directions while we enjoyed the park. This is what you do in The States and all over Europe. I have traveled to many cities around the world and I will say, Oslo is one of the safest. Yes, I'm sure it has issues. But when you have a collection of people from all over, you should except something to go wrong. Maybe it's my upbringing in the "wild West", but I never put my trust in an open environment. Oslo? Oh yeah. I'll be going back.
Manuela on Oct 19, 2019:
In spring 2018 Oslo I visited for work reasons, same day I arriving was Pick Pocketed by unknown thief. In evening when walking from Restaurant to the Hotel with 2 colleagues, a African man spat his spit into my face for no reason. He was with a group of african friends. When my colleague ask him what he is doing, another Black man sneak up behind him and punch him in the head. Food extremely expensive. I never going back,.
Henry frank Jr on Sep 12, 2019:
I wisited Oslo in July with my family. All we saw where hoodlums fighting, drunk people on the streets and the all around feel to it was sketchy. This was a saturday night in the center. And I say this as a Chicago native...
anonymous on Aug 22, 2019:
I visited Oslo this year for 4 days. I stayed at a hotel that was located in the centre of the city. It is one of the safest cities in the world. Over the course of these four days, I have not seen ANY criminal activity going on at all (I was in almost every district of the city, day and night). That should tell you a lot about the city! I am looking forward to visiting Oslo again soon!
Mathias karlsrud aaby on Aug 02, 2019:
Oslo is not the Worst city, but it is areas you sholdn’t be in, at the night time, such as Grønland and Tøyen, very high gang activity there.
Lars on Jul 26, 2019:
Getting bad now. Stabbings everyday and shootings often. Also robberies in plain daylight. A week ago a guy was robbed in a busy park at 11 am and the robber killed his dog. Oslo has also had a 30 percent increase in ALL violent crimes since 2009. Lets hope this gets sorted but I doubt it. Criminal gangs are getting stronger by the day! Beware.
Cj on Apr 10, 2019:
I was stabbed in Oslo for not giving vodka bottle to negros. My friend was shot and killed a feq years back
Anonymous on Mar 31, 2019:
Dangerous is Brazil
63800 murdereds for a gun in 1 year
G on Feb 21, 2019:
There has also been 34 different knife involving cases around Oslo since january 2019, moslty gang related, a 12 year old kid was robbed with knife, explains alot
G on Feb 21, 2019:
Im from the west side of Norway, and the second time I was in oslo (2016) I arrived at night with the train, when I stepped out of the train station a immigrant tried to sell me weed and followed me for a long time, and 2 hookers tried to lure me in a car. this was in the main street of Oslo at night (karl johan). Glad I was only staying one night
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