Crime in Stockholm, Sweden

Crime rates in Stockholm, Sweden

Level of crime
48.62 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.99 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.87 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
42.65 Moderate
Worries car stolen
35.53 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.27 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.55 Moderate
Worries being insulted
40.68 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
37.53 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
47.95 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.16 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.69 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
29.97 Low

Safety in Stockholm, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.60 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.26 Moderate

Contributors: 445

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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23 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Oct 08, 2019 :
the monkeys refugees coming from africa are ruining Sweden. when those african monkeys will leave for their belonging zoo, Sweden will be safe again.
#Ordinary young guy on Sep 05, 2019 :
Im just an ordinary guy who has hung out much in Stockholm so i would say i have access to information that ordinary inhabitants dont. The last 20 years has been rough years for Stockholm and this city has degenerated immensely to the extent that i feel that ive moved to a different country, even a different part of the world despite living in the same appartment for the whole timespan. During the past year 3 of my friends has lost people to guns despite non of them being involved in crime. One was shot 20 times on the way home from school and this is now completely normal. Every young person with ambitions ive spoken too has thought of moving or will move. The soviet style government disregards all of this as propaganda and tries to change our history and make us question our sanity by saying its always been this way.
#Abraham on Aug 21, 2019 :

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) spoke this Monday Aug 19 in National Public Radio, saying that smaller municipalities in Sweden must prepare for terror attacks.

#Abraham on Aug 21, 2019 :
Swedish National Public Television SVT reports today that the number of explosions has increased since last year. The figures show a 45 per cent increase during the first half of the year. The trend with more explosions has been seen over the past three years, according to Petra Stenkula, investigative director at the Police Region South.

#Timo on Aug 18, 2019 :
OMG..Reading some of these racist and islamphobic comments disgusts me. If were talking Jewish rsther than Muslim imagine reactions!This is 2019 ffs. Stop!
#Anonymous on Aug 08, 2019 :
Inviting all the muslims was the mistake, now it's more iraq than Sweden. The solution is to clean the Country from muslims, before it's too late!
#Anonymous on Aug 04, 2019 :
Read this article in Frontpage to get some background on what is going on

The author is Joseph Puder, a Director of the American Jewish Congress Interfaith Task Force for America and Israel
#Kor on Jul 05, 2019 :
I was living in a neighborhood considered dangerous for two years. It is, actually, dangerous for Swedish standards, but I have lived in many other countries and it is far safer than other cities around Europe. Once I had the impression that somebody was trying to steal some bikes and I made them run away, and a few days later my bike was robbed. I guess this happens nearly everywhere.

About fires and crime rise, yeah I noticed it somehow, but I actually blame more the police for its inaction, because it was really like 5 youngsters creating chaos, and if police does not take actions against 5 idiots, they will be dangerous.

In the night you may feel a bit uncomfortable walking around, but this is simply because there is literally nobody around, that means if someone wants to hurt you, there will be nobody helping you. I have been in much more dangerous cities, but I did not feel this attitude as streets are always crowded at any time of the day.
#Anonymous on Apr 24, 2019 :
Can anyone say clearly What's going on in Sweden???I read in many news that sweden is in 10 top safest countries in the world!!
Another site that will help you about crime and safety,try "Safe around".
#Tommy on Apr 09, 2019 :
The comment from "Jimmie" shows a perfect example of fake news....
#Susanna on Apr 07, 2019 :
Visited while trotting around Europe. Safe city, friendly people and even friendlier staff and service people. Went to Backa, Vaxholm and Taby: beautiful buildings and friendly locals and was rather safe at night. Did notice a fight at a bar but that was broken up by the fellow customers.All in all: a nice city.
#Jimmie on Dec 10, 2018 :
Stockholm has become extremely dangerous over the past ten years. It's a hell-hole of terrorists, jihadi warriors and wahabbi priests. It's basically like Afghanistan, only worse. If you're a woman and don't wear a burqa and don't go to Friday prayer you will be hanged instantly. If you don't greet people by saying allah aqbar they will report you to the secret police and you will be abducted and sold as a sex slave to one of the many Sheiks who now dominate Stockholm. Don't be lured by people's blue eyes and blond hair - they are jihadi terrorists too. There are no more Swedes in Stockholm, they have all been converted to islamists. To make matters worse the jihadis are protected by the liberal cultural Marxist elite who completely dominate Stockholm as well. I lead a party that is trying to fix this, but we can't do anything unless we get more than half of the vote. If we do I promise we'll get rid of both the islamists and the liberal Marxist elite immediately in what I call the last solution.
#Sergei Goncharov on Sep 28, 2018 :
I spent a week there in July 2018. I managed to see many areas and went for a walk every night with headphones. It felt so safe! It is a great place, very safe, you don’t have to worry about anything.
#Bek on Sep 24, 2018 :
Hey, common.
I've been living in northern suburbs and down town Stockholm for 37. Never once have I been subject to any crime.
Sure, some friends have got the phones stolen when beeing drunk in weird suburbs late at night, but that's self inflicted.

From my experience Personal robbings was as common back in 2001 as it is today.

Organized crime levels might have raised later years, and criminal acts linked to gangs. But that really isn't mush of a problem in most areas.

Honestly, telling people going here as tourists that it's a crime mekka (gotta xenophope!) is completely and utterly bullshit.
Every one that claims that must really back it up with some true statistics (SCB, BRÅ or other trustworthy source).

The biggest risk of getting beat down in the street down town is no doubt about it if you stumble upon some drunk neo nazis or plan xenophobes.

If you're a nationalist and really hate "your" country, move abroad and bet on another one.
#lingwa_maltija on Sep 18, 2018 :
Stockholm can't nearly be as bad as Los Angeles, right? Hence why I'm moving there as an exchange student this summer, in August of 2019.
#Brian on Jul 17, 2018 :
I've been living here for many years, DO NOT come here! Lots of crime, especially harassment or worse on women, jews and gays because of the huge numbers of medieval-mindes immigrants Go to Prague or Budapest!
#Jenny on May 01, 2018 :
The only people who think Sweden is a safe place these days, are the terrorists themselves. Many Swedes do not understand the scale of jihad going on in their own neighbourhood. There has been countless attempts of terrorism prevented, there is extremism being taught in schools, and there are active extremist recruitment within religious establishments. It's becoming Paris very quickly, which has also been a recruitment hub for dangerous people.
#M on Apr 09, 2018 :
Lived in Sweden for all my life, 27 years, never had anything happen. Been walking around at night countless times, often with headphones, nothing has ever happened. I think only racists and people who have never been here think this is anything other than a safe country.
#Hans on Jan 02, 2018 :
Sweden is on a "slippery slop" to say the least! It will only get worse. If you're a tourist, sure come and stay and then go. But don't think about moving here permanently unless if you get a great offer.
#draugr on Dec 15, 2016 :
Sweden is now number two on the GLOBAL list of rape countries, only South Africa has more rape cases.
#George on Aug 21, 2016 :
Today at the Center of Stockholm a couple of pickpocket experts, a woman and a man look like immigrants from latin America they destroyed our suppose to be a romantic evening at Gamlan Stan. They call me that something was on the hair of my wife, if I was aware that they are crooks and do not stop, nothing will happen. They said was shits from the birds. When I stop to check the hair of my wife they said to me " oh sir these birds from the roofs they shit and the shits fall on the back of your trouser too and they pretend they were going home but then stop and they asked us if we have tissues, they offer us some wet tissues during that conversation and their pretend to help us with the cleaning they manage to take my money from my wallet. The trick they did was when they said to me that something was on the hair of my wife and they manage to stop us they reached us closer and when she put her hands on the hair of my wife to show me that something was on her hair, probably that moment sthey did everything. They were so skillful that we didn't realize it at all. They got my attention on her, worrying that something was on her hair that time they have sprayed a muddy liquid on my trouser too. They were showing us the roofs of the buildings and they did a mess on our clothes and we didn`t notice it. When they said to me " oh sir is on your trouser too they shift the attention of my wife on my trouser so they could reach her parcel too. If I was in Italy, France or any other country that is famous for its pickpocketers I will be alert and probably this will not happen to us unfortunately this already happen and the main reason that these happens is because nobody speaks about the dangers of Stockholm. Saying the truth Stockholm is much safer than other European cities but these feeling of safety was the main reason that happens to me.
#tim on Jul 17, 2016 :
A female friend of mine got roofied by a Swede and he wasn't caught. That's my only experience.
#Richard Joslin on Apr 12, 2016 :
What a tragedy to read of such a wonderful Nordic city as Stockholm besieged and plagued by these awful immigrant parasites and thieves. This is not the very largely white and fine Stockholm that I remember, ditto another fine city, that of Copenhagen - both of which i have visited in the past. Germany, a country I have always loved and known very well, is now swamped by those who have no interest whatsoever in assimilating with our historical Christian culture - they want to destroy our values, customs and stability, rape and crush our womenfolk and steal everything we here have worked hard for. They can all fuck off.