Crime in Reykjavik, Iceland

Crime rates in Reykjavik, Iceland

Level of crime
15.00 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
54.91 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.95 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
11.23 Very Low
Worries car stolen
13.89 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
23.43 Low
Worries attacked
13.77 Very Low
Worries being insulted
15.58 Very Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
12.82 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
38.20 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
30.25 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
19.45 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
37.56 Low

Safety in Reykjavik, Iceland

Safety walking alone during daylight
88.41 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
73.80 High

Contributors: 210

Last update: October 2020

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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3 Comments so far
Squirrl on Feb 16, 2018:
Not as safe as people think. I had friends that had their wallet stolen.

But something worse happened.

I was walking to my hotel one night around 2 AM and a van approaches me asking for directions in icelandic. i told him i only spoke english so he starts asking in english. He and his pal asked for a specific street and I said i didnt know. He jumped out of the van and hit me on the head. I said dont hurt me here's my money. He made me walk the other direction and promised to kill me if I turned around. I called the cops and filed a report. I've never felt less defeated in my life, it still haunts me to this day.
Russiangamer33 on Jun 10, 2017:
#Karl R actually if you would take time deeply googling,Russia is safer than USA believe it or not
Tom on Apr 09, 2017:
To #Haraldur I know you posted well over a year ago, but I thought I would comment. The American culture that you see is and blame is not American per se. I have talked to a lot of Europeans during travels and they do not seem to get that Americans are very different state to state. We have 50 states that, at times have laws and cultures so different that it is hard for Europeans to fathom that they are in the same country. A lot of what you see on TV, listen to, or read about is heavily influenced by the coasts. The West Coast dominated by California and the East Coat Dominated by New York. There are giant swaths of the middle of the country where you could drive for hours and not see a single person. States like Wyoming and Montana have vastly different cultures than California. Texas is very different than Maryland. Etc. Many of us in the middle of the country despise California and New York and the "culture" that they represent.