Crime in Shanghai, China

Crime rates in Shanghai, China

Level of crime
49.67 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.71 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.21 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
51.55 Moderate
Worries car stolen
50.67 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
53.59 Moderate
Worries attacked
48.23 Moderate
Worries being insulted
51.87 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
49.00 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
50.33 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.19 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
48.67 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
69.23 High

Safety in Shanghai, China

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.11 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
49.34 Moderate

Contributors: 229

Last update: August 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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3 Comments so far

#Johnny Walker on Jul 20, 2018 :
Shanghai is generally safe. Violent crimes don't occur much, although mass murder (towards random strangers) may happen mostly because of lack of social justice in the entire China.

As for my personal experience: one day two months ago, when I went to Shangcheng Road in Pudong New Area to have lunch, one person who with another was a swindling gang approached me, bringing a crudely-made card and claiming he was doing part-time job for l'Oreal there and would bring me somewhere to try it for free. I saw through his deception at once and straightforwardly refused. Definitely he wouldn't give up and still shouted "Shuaige" (literally means "handsome guy") at me. Another one appeared and shouted that some of my belongings just fell out. Of course I knew this was simply a continuation of this deception, and roared "Hushuo badao! Cao! Gun!" (literally means "Bullshit! Fuck! Fuck off!") back to them. Eventually they ran off.

Therefore I would suggest everyone should be on guard against frauds (both on streets and indoors) in Shanghai. Other petty crimes like pickpocketing are also what we need to concern. Anyway, as average tourists, exercise normal caution (for both crimes and the relatively bad road traffic) and you will very likely enjoy you journey in Shanghai.
#Ax1 on May 27, 2018 :
Ouch, how did it become more dangerous now? Wasn't the safety index higher than this last year?
#James Corcoran on Mar 27, 2017 :
\your \shanghai crime stats would seem to ignore a recent incident in a \shanghai hotel. \My friend was checking in when the robbers threw a bomb into the lobby. \Then they robbed everyone. Obviously no international media coverage because of the desire of the Chinese Communists Government to suppress all negative stories. So in summary, I don't believe your "Low Crime" ratings for Shanghai.