Crime in Sligo, Ireland

Crime rates in Sligo, Ireland

Level of crime
47.51 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.05 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
34.67 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
33.32 Low
Worries car stolen
26.61 Low
Worries things from car stolen
35.35 Low
Worries attacked
39.40 Low
Worries being insulted
44.29 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
27.86 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.86 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
51.57 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.76 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
37.86 Low

Safety in Sligo, Ireland

Safety walking alone during daylight
69.13 High
Safety walking alone during night
46.84 Moderate

Contributors: 37

Last update: January 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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9 Comments so far
Wes Hardin on Mar 31, 2023:
I was in Sligo ten years ago and there wasn't a lot of diversity.It sounds like things might be changing. If Sligo follows the same trend as in the UK once blacks get their feet under the table they will be prominent in the drugs trade. Sligo might buck the trend but there isent any reason why it should.
Amy on May 28, 2021:
I have lived in Co. Sligo my entire life. Sligo is an extremely safe and crime rates are very low. One thing I would be cautious about is walking at very late hours [pub hours], but that's mainly it - the same problem every major city would have. Sligo's full of lovely people.

Don't pass any heed of some of the comments below. Most seem to stem from sad racists with nothing else to do but whine and complain - something they'd usually resort to doing.
anonymous on Feb 13, 2021:
i have lived and worked in london and dublin and i can confirm comparing to those cities sligo is extremely safe and safety levels are way high compared to other places based on experience.
Anonymous on Feb 05, 2021:
Ryan, Michael, Patrick and Carlie - what a bunch of nonsense You have placed here...Well, I am not happy with all those immigrants too. They don't work, getting social benefits without paying even euro to the state budget, also they have free accommodation in Globe House. That's not fair at all but I never heard that they were doing any major crimes. Can You point out any?
Carlie, You wouldn't recommend? I live here 12 years so far, and for my crime rates in Sligo are very low. Which is good.
Cathal on Nov 25, 2020:
These comments are exaggerated to some extent yes crime exists in Sligo (like most larger city’s let’s be honest) but it’s moderately low the only real danger is walking alone at unearthly hours like cuntryguy said it’s not the hood, Sligo is a very quaint warm welcoming town with lots of diversity of people alike I wouldn’t never consider it to be “dangerous” by any means. The people of Sligo are some of the most inviting and helpful people.
Cuntry guy on Oct 28, 2020:
Its north west Ireland not the hood, extremely safe spot, comments below seem to stem from racists of which there are a few but wouldnt say anything to your face so wouldnt worry about them
Carlie farrell on Sep 04, 2020:
I agree with Ryan as well sligo is a very dangerous place to live and your more likely to get robbed walking home from work at night after u done let's say 12 hours of work and then your walking home at 3 or 4 and this lad comes around the corner and robs all u weeks of money I would not recommend to live in sligo but if u do be careful xx
Patrick on May 31, 2020:
Sligo is awash with immigrant crime thanks to that marxist idiot Cllr. Declan Bree demanding they are brought into Ireland without any restrictions.
Michael Murray on May 17, 2020:
I agree with Ryan. The level of violence in Sligo is beyond belief. Much of it stems from immigrants. Avoid the place at all costs.