Crime in Shenzhen, China

Crime rates in Shenzhen, China

Level of crime
24.73 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
38.20 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
22.62 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
25.59 Low
Worries car stolen
23.44 Low
Worries things from car stolen
28.37 Low
Worries attacked
24.95 Low
Worries being insulted
29.13 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
21.36 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
28.64 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
30.88 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
23.04 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
52.78 Moderate

Safety in Shenzhen, China

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.32 High
Safety walking alone during night
61.81 High

Contributors: 119

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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4 Comments so far
ExpatShenzhen on Aug 20, 2021:
I think a lot of this is based on outdated data. I am expat living in Shenzhen with my wife. Security cameras are everywhere, the city has totally cleaned up over last 5 years or so, both on sleaze/crime and also it is spotlessly clean.
Its the safest city we ever been, and we have travelled the world.
Jonathan lee on Mar 13, 2021:
Me and my wife had a nightmare in Shenzen during a day trip from Hong kong, we arrive a wholesale art and furniture shopping mall, my wife first trip to Shenzen was careless looking around in the shop 3peoples came to approach and talk to her want to sell something to her, 1 person use a small pen knife cut into her backpack and steal it camera, and cash away, i discovered it and shouted loud, 3 of them ran different way out of it, but someone stop me of chasing them, and claim even report police also will not help it, because those theif is jobless this is why there steal thing..otherwise we need to go police station to explain wholeday wasting time..after this incident, we had never visit Shenzen anymore almost 12years ago. Hope my comment not offend anybody.** a country law is very important to protect tourist safety.
Sennheiser bear on Sep 02, 2019:
-Grew up in Shenzhen and currently living in Singapore
I don't know how did they collecting the data, but I know there must be something wrong with the worries index.
I was born and raised in Shenzhen, and I've never heard anyone I know who's car got stolen or been attacked with no reasons. It was right after I came to Singapore, where I was insulted for the first time by someone. For that drugs dealing problem, you probably don't know how many efforts does the Chinese government puts on solving this issue.
Based on m personal experience, Shenzhen(population: 12 million) is doing better than Singapore(population: 5.6 million) on safety.
I'm curious about that corruption and bribery index, could you provide any reference?
Prefer not to tell on Apr 08, 2019:
I don't understand why this city has a rate of this high.
I grew up and spent 19 years of my life in Shenzhen Futian. As long as you're in a place within 20 minutes of walk to a metro station or a public institute, I wouldn't even worry about being outside during 2 pm at night ever since I'm 16.
Shenzhen City Government is a more commercial-focused local government, therefore preserving a good crime rate is the main purpose.
The crime rate has been stable at a very low level since 2008s (Beijing Olympics, I guess).
Especially the low unemployment rate (is it 0..5% in 2015?) in the city area played an important part.
The CBD, bar streets and malls like Huaqiangbei, Coco park in Futian Dist and Matrix in Luohu Dist, Coastal park in Nanshan Dist... All of these have local community police and security just patrolling and friendly enough to offer help. (But BBC said that was 'police state', ehh, disgusting double standard.)
The only problem I can think of could be bureaucracy in the public office (like customs, hospital)- but tbh, it's everywhere in this world! That's why Shenzhen is pushing digital public services to get rid of those bureaucrats.
Shenzhen is a warm, vibrant and safe city. It's MUCH MORE SAFER THAN ANY OTHER WESTERN CITIES
#Proud to be a Shenzhener, and I warmly welcome the world to see for their own eyes.
#That's the power of police-city. lol JK