Crime in Oslo, Norway

Crime rates in Oslo, Norway

Level of crime
34.17 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.31 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
24.95 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
31.03 Low
Worries car stolen
20.68 Low
Worries things from car stolen
29.52 Low
Worries attacked
30.59 Low
Worries being insulted
31.28 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.79 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
51.14 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
38.15 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
30.87 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
24.70 Low

Safety in Oslo, Norway

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.27 High
Safety walking alone during night
58.31 Moderate

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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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22 Comments so far
Evans on Mar 17, 2023:
hmm a few quite racist comments here.
We have to be better as humans, smh
Anonymous on Jul 13, 2022:
Oslo is quite safe compared to other big cities around the world and europe, common sense gets you far. The biggest problem would be to walk at night in some areas drunk especially as you might not see the situations clearly before to late, there is gangs and drug addicts and people been out partying taking some drug that might wanna start a fight for no reason etc, those situations is easily avoided by just taking a taxi from the club home etc..this is just a few areas thou and mostly the city is pretty safe even during night.

For the most part you probably would be fine walking throu those areas as well during night just passing throu, but why increase the odds for something bad happening, just avoid during night or take taxi.
Anonymous on Jun 25, 2022:
Pretty safe but shootings happen a lot in it.
East-side of Oslo on Jan 01, 2022:
There were 8 shootings I believe in the span of 2 months in Oslo, most of them occurring in the East-Side of Oslo. I am born & raised in Oslo, Norway. Gang violence and all-around violence is not the biggest problem here, but yet it still is a problem. Compering it to London, the crime rate is not that high, whereas London's crime rate is increasing drastically and relentlessly. Oslo East-Side is safe during the day, for the most part. Now for the nighttime in the city and etc, I would not be so sure. The crime rate percent has decreased a decent amount in the last decade, but the severity of brutal crimes is yet still increasing. Shootings and Stabbings is something that will happen no matter what, as the areas are majority full of immigrant residence, like myself.

Note: Please refrain from utilizing racial slurs on the forum post as it is unnecessary and it's derogatory. Keep the speech and comments friendly for the most part.
Farhad on Sep 06, 2021:
Oslo is still a relatively safe city but crime is increasing. We have had shooting and stabbings quite a lot the last few month. A lot of people are exaggerating here in the comments but a lot of people are naive and ignorant to the rise in crime.
victor on Aug 12, 2021:
Im from spain and ive been living in oslo for some months. I live in the ''bad area'' (gronland) in a ''bad building'' (cheapest rent and negative reviews on google). People here just dont know what a dangerous neighborhood is. What mistaking firecrackers with gunshots is and not being able to sleep until you find out the next day if a tragedy happened or it was just some kids playing. A few drunks on weekends and people offering you weed? Dont be ridiculous for fucks sake. It really cant get any safer than oslo especially for a capital city. I love the fact that i can actually take night walks around the area, and with zero fear. And all the immigrants i know are good people.
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