Crime in Shenzhen, China

Crime rates in Shenzhen, China

Level of crime
21.93 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
38.91 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
20.95 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
23.61 Low
Worries car stolen
22.02 Low
Worries things from car stolen
26.11 Low
Worries attacked
23.24 Low
Worries being insulted
28.28 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
19.72 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
25.61 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
28.20 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
20.57 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
50.41 Moderate

Safety in Shenzhen, China

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.04 High
Safety walking alone during night
65.79 High

Contributors: 132

Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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5 Comments so far
Gweilo on Dec 13, 2023:
China underwent a major transformation and cleanup around about 2018, it's a totally different country now, so any observations or experiences prior to the cleanup are effectively about a "different" country. Cameras are everywhere, making the safety factor one of the best if not the best in the world.
Expat on Dec 13, 2023:
I live in Shenzhen with my Chinese wife since start of covid, don't believe the propaganda, China has more personal freedoms than the so called West.
Shenzhen is the safest and greenest city I have ever lived in, and I have travelled extensively to over 40 countries in my work around the world including EU and USA.
Fantastic city, great people.
Koala on Mar 26, 2023:
I came to Shekou of Shenzhen from Australia five years ago, and I think it's a very safe city with cameras on the streets that make me feel more relaxed and safer while walking alone during the night. Most residents of Shenzhen are young people, they are friendly and open mind. So, it's a nice city for work.
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I think a lot of this is based on outdated data.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.