Crime in Shenzhen, China

Crime rates in Shenzhen, China

Level of crime
38.48 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
49.53 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
35.51 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.39 Low
Worries car stolen
36.32 Low
Worries things from car stolen
40.89 Moderate
Worries attacked
37.62 Low
Worries being insulted
40.33 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
33.18 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
39.49 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
43.69 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
35.75 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
59.76 Moderate

Safety in Shenzhen, China

Safety walking alone during daylight
66.59 High
Safety walking alone during night
55.14 Moderate

Contributors: 107

Last update: October 2019

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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6 Comments so far

#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
#Anonymous on Mar 12, 2018 :
Shenzhen is VERY safe city in south of China. You can feel free walking in center of city. Only in some remote place which was far away from city
#Zhe Zheng on Jul 05, 2017 :
Lived here in 2000, crime was a problem. left at 2005 for work reason, and came back in 2010, and it was a totally different city in terms of crime rate, never felt any problem on crime ever since then.

In the city center, it is very very safe, but you do get rare random crime (which I think it happens everywhere with enough people), a few years back a poor women was killed in front of the police station by two very stupid wanderers. That's the worst crime I've heard in years.
#Anonymous on Mar 26, 2016 :
I am from ShenZhen, I lived there for 11 years or so. It was very safe especially under daylight! But you need to try to find some where with lights for a safe feel. I am not sure about the corruptions in ShenZhen recently. But overall, I personally think that ShenZhen is a very safe city!
#Alex on Oct 09, 2015 :
Very safe city! No problems on the street both during the day and night. If you don't speak Chinese, the people will leave you alone (they barely speak English). They check your bag in the metro and borders, so no guns or arms pass. Not so controlled in the bus or taxi, but it's still a safe place.