Crime in Stockholm, Sweden

Crime rates in Stockholm, Sweden

Level of crime
52.34 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.59 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.59 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
45.68 Moderate
Worries car stolen
38.33 Low
Worries things from car stolen
47.54 Moderate
Worries attacked
46.53 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.13 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
42.11 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.76 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.57 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
48.58 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
31.47 Low

Safety in Stockholm, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
68.73 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.92 Moderate

Contributors: 323

Last update: October 2018

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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14 Comments so far

#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.
#Habagnero on May 11, 2015 :
been to Sweden many times, Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Umea, Visby, Gotland, Kalmar, Vaxjo, Linkoping, Nykoping, Norkoping, etc
Not a single thing happened to me nor I felt threatened by anyone at all despite hanging around "dodgy" and touristy places,
Was it "god" protecting me or was it just plain common sense?

Actually Malmo was the friendliest place of all the ones mentioned above, and this is due to the "bloody immigrants".
Many people (specially locals) moan about how the immigrants do not integrate, but to be fair, most of the locals have no will whatsoever about these migrants integrating into their culture.

As for the swedes, they are not rubbish at all. They might seem not so warm or friendly, but they are very nice people once you get to break their wall :) and their culture, to me, is interesting.
#Goran on May 02, 2015 :
If you are a tourist you find romanian beggers everywhere in the country. They are sitting outside nearly every store. They are at the railwaystations harrasing people. Don´t talk to them or give them everything. Watch up if groups of 3-4 people are approaching. They can be pocketthiefs. Avoid areas with many african and arabic immigrants. Sweden is a country allowing people flooding into the country(80-100000 thousand)every year.
#Fred on Jan 03, 2015 :
@anonymous: These people are not sweds, they are immigrants!
Almost all types of common crime such as pickpocketing, robbery, theft, rape (if you are attacked by a unknown person)and all that Chris mentioned are made by a majority of non swedes!
That's a fact! Remember that we have a million immigrants that not share our culture or values that are not consider themselves as swedes! Thousands of EU immigrants (another word for Roma people mostly from Romania and Bulgaria) are now begging around every swedish city!
Sweden have been a victim of multicultural failure!