Crime in Stockholm, Sweden

Crime rates in Stockholm, Sweden

Level of crime
49.86 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.57 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.15 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
43.56 Moderate
Worries car stolen
35.24 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.00 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.61 Moderate
Worries being insulted
41.88 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
37.98 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.38 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.16 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
47.50 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
30.63 Low

Safety in Stockholm, Sweden

Safety walking alone during daylight
70.08 High
Safety walking alone during night
47.75 Moderate

Contributors: 538

Last update: October 2020

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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42 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 12, 2020:
I see some people saying:

"I've lived here for xx years, nothing has ever happened to me, it is safe here".

That's kinda like saying:

"I´ve never been in a car accident, it is safe, I don't need to wear a seatbelt".

Thing is, violent and sexual crime in Stockholm and Sweden has increased dramatically during the last ten years. Notably, the crimes themselves are getting more violent and ruthless. This affects the general feeling of security, especially in women and young men. The number of policemen per capita has decreased in later years, while the population and the number of crimes (and severity of the crimes) has increased. Gang crime is on the rise, and Swedish law aren't strong enough to prevent that.

I wouldn't recommend people moving here in general.

Meanwhile, its harder and harder to get good healthcare. The quality is high, but the accessibility is among the worst in Europe. Buying property is insanely expensive, and in the vast majority of municipalities there is a shortage of apartments to rent. People subletting apartments (including me) charge high prices. While you will make an okay salary if you work full time, the taxes are among the highest in the world.

To this, add that... :

... unemployment rates are rising
... GDP per capita is going down
... the total GDP isn't developing in the same rate as our neighbours and other comparable countries
... less than 38 percent of immigrants from the Middle East and Africa supports themselves (2016). Today, they are a big and fast growing part of the population and the potential workforce.

Is it still an OK country? Yes, it is. But compared to just 10 - 20 years ago, a lot of things have taken a turn for the worse. At the moment, there are no signs of this changing. For the long run, I'm looking at other countries like Norway, Switzerland and the other states in the Nordics. I don't want my kids growing up in Stockholm today or in the future.
Anonymous on Oct 08, 2020:
People are literally treating Sweden like it has a higher crime rate than the USA. That is utter bullshit. However, the rape rate is higher.

Now, i'm not saying there is no crime in Sweden, gang activity and rape rates are on the rise.
Cam on Oct 05, 2020:
Easily the least safe major city in the nordics, second to Malmo.

Far less safe than the world and Sweden so proudly declares itself to be.

I feel that when those who are willingly ignorant of the crime situation realise what's going on that it will be too late.

Personally it just grinds my gears how exaggerated the safety is in the city. Most cities are overly critical of themselves. Stockholm is overly complimentary.
Anonymous on Sep 06, 2020:
Yes, Canada is pursuing a more complex and strict immigration policy, but it remains an opportunistic policy in any case,
Canada adopts a policy of brain drain and is only concerned with attracting talents to meet the needs of the labor market and is not concerned with ideological backgrounds of immigrants, You find that Arab and Muslim immigrants residing in Canada have a very high level of education, are proficient in the French and English language, and occupy important jobs with very high wages, but this does not at all affect their militant Islamic ideological tendencies. On the contrary, the Arab and Muslim communities in Canada are more organized and their subversive activities remain more secret and more effectiveness
Secondly, the Arab and Islamic communities in canada remain the sublime sponsors of extremist Islamic activities in the world, and considering that their jobs in radical religious work remain elitist, they do not need to express their tendencies with violence and barbarism as which Arabs and Muslims immigrants doing in Europe. What Canada does not know is that no Arab or Muslim has ideas compatible with Western values ​​because the latter are simply considered contrary to Islamic values. Therefore, it is not difficult for them to cheat the integration-related exams to achieve their goal of reaching Canada. But their inclinations and beliefs remain completely the same and this is called penetration. Unfortunately, Canada thinks that it is in control of the situation, but it is in fact a penetrating country, and the worst is that the qualified Arab and Muslim immigrants living in Canada are more dangerous than the clandestine immigrants and refugees scattered in Europe. The only country that pursues an exemplary immigration policy is Norway, because it is tough on Arabs and Muslims in particular, and it was more appropriate for Sweden to follow the Norwegian model.
Anonymous on Aug 23, 2020:
Yes, it is absolutely true, The issue has nothing to do with racism, but the Immigrants Arabs and Muslims and Moroccans are the biggest cause of problems and insecurity in sweden. The problem is not immigration per se, but the problem lies in the type of immigrants, The high skilled workers and attracting the young immigrants to reduce the high rate of aging is Required things But does not nessesary to attract them from the Arab and Islamic world, because by doing so, a disease with a worse disease will be addressed, and I assure you that attracting immigrants from the Arabic and Islamic world will not solve the crisis, but rather deepen it further. Isn't it possible only to attract immigrants from South America, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and South Korea. These are countries where there are many qualified immigrants and they are relatively better than Arabs and Muslims.And I am not saying these words out of racism because I belong to the Islamic world and I really assure you that Arabs and Muslims are the cause of problems and the cause of crime, attacks, insecurity and stability not only in the countries of immigration, but in the whole world.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2020:
Coming from South America and have been lived in Stockholm for 1.5 years now, I can tell that that I don't feel safe in Stockholm. I came from a violent country to work here expecting to have some peace and, unfortunatelly, I don't feel safe here either.

You can see a group ou 4-5 youngsters looking for troubble everywhere. They stare at you, try to intimidate you and if they have the opportunity they will beat you. The metro stations aren't safe at all after 11PM and the number of policemen is laughable. Some say that the problem with rape statistics is the definition and because they report more here but if you follow https://brottsplatskartan.se/ you will see that the number of rapes by unknown perpetrators are scaring anyway.

As an expat myself I can tell you that 99% of the time the ones causing problems aren't blond and called Björn. Most part of my friends that came here to work (high skilled workers) share the same viewpoint and some are considering moving to the Netherlands or to other european countries due to, among other things, the unsafety feeling.

It seems that the locals are always pretending they don't see stuff so they don't get involved in any problems. You see people sneaking in the metro without paying and nobody does anything. You see a group of youngsters threatening and harassing women and no one says anything... What they do (the ones who can afford) is to move to a safer neighborhood and it is done. If things keep that way I think Swedes will regret a lot not being acted before.

Immigration is an unavoidable thing nowadays. Companies need skilled workers, the country needs investors, it is good to have younger people coming and compensating the aging of a developed society but it has to be planned in a way that makes sense. Sweden grants hundreds of thousands of refugees that they know will not be integrated. Swedish people are highly educated, they speak a very good english and etc. How can a refugee without proper education compete in the labour market here? How can they integrate without work? Why the bad apples aren't deported? How can it be that the same gang can be seen day after day dealing in the same metro station? C'mon, if things keep that way, Sweden will soon become a very unattractive country.
Anonymous on Aug 03, 2020:
what do you think about Indian coming as EXPAT. Majority of them working in IT .
Anonymous on Mar 30, 2020:
Black monkeys please go back to your jungle in africa
Anonymous on Jan 20, 2020:
The situation in Sweden is very bad. I watched a program on a Russian channel RT about immigrants in Sweden. The suburbs of Malmo are governed by dangerous criminal gangs, and even Malmo itself has become one of the most dangerous cities in Europe. Even some suburbs of Stockholm are governed by gangs of Moroccan drug dealers.

There are Swedish cities such as Yotobori, it has become normal to see kidnappings and gunfire in its suburbs, especially Sweden. It has come under control under the migrants who impose their rule by the force of arms. The Swedish people have become hostage and the state is unable to do anything. The Swedes are not accustomed to such strange phenomena on a civilized country as Sweden, Sweden are on the verge of collapse.

People cannot publicize their positions because if they do so they will be stripped of their civil rights and expelled from work and may even be sent to prison for racism and incitement to hatred, I have seen the program several times, people cannot venture with their jobs and freedom in order to defend the independence of their country, the problem of Sweden It lacks a strong national party and as long as the leader of the Conservatives opens the doors for immigrants, how will the leader of the socialists be, a strong national party must be established in Sweden that defends the issues raised and the Swedish people should not fail to bring him to power and radical changes in the laws of abandonment must be made Even if it is necessary to leave the European Union, Norway, for example, is at least a tougher state and has sovereignty over its territory because it is a state that is not a member of the European Union.

The Soldiers of Odin is a useless organization, although Sweden has very strong football audiences and can tackle migrants with physical strength as long as the police are unable to do so.

They are wasting their efforts to wrestle with each other. The Stockholm fans struggle with the fans of Gothenburg by kicking and punching, and immigrants wreak havoc and crime in the country with length and width.
Anonymous on Jan 20, 2020:
It is racism of the middle easterns and africans towards the white race. It is the hidden hatred and the inherent hatred of the white race. I live in Morocco and I live with these corrupt peoples and I know them rightly.

I am a descendant of the Caucasian Circassians who were displaced to North Africa because of the Russo-Caucasian war in a year 1864 I also belong to the white race and because of this ethnicity I am subjected to all kinds of persecution and my father was subjected to it by me and we are still subjected to him to this day that this persecution increased exacerbation after the refugee crisis in Europe and considered Morocco a safe country, which made our release from this Persecution is impossible.

We made a decision to seek asylum in another country because our lives were in danger and even the Moroccan state supported this persecution. And she searches by all means to arrest us and torture us to death. All I want is to expose the racism of Moroccans globally and that these are these immigrants who speak in the name of tolerance and coexistence and accept the other and that they want to live in peace with European peoples or if it is true that the exploitation of social privileges and plundering the capabilities of European peoples, these migrants They practice the most heinous forms of persecution against others in their countries of origin.
Anonyme on Jan 20, 2020:
#Anonymous, Yes, you are right in everything you say. Unfortunately, the corrupt European regimes are still suppressing the voices condemning the domination of immigrants on European countries and peoples. And the might of immigrants is increasing day by day, The European governments should be biased towards European peoples rather than migrants And destroying the hegemony of the immigrants only costs the power because the immigrants have a single concept which is the strong eats the weak and they have managed from the European people because they are vulnerable to anti-racism laws that migrants use as immunity and a means to dominate European countries and the European peuples with the complicity of corrupt European governments that provide them with absolute protection.

To achieve the desired goal in liberating Europe from the domination and domination of migrants is the political will and general consensus of European peoples.
Anonyme on Jan 19, 2020:
Migrants must be boycotted and the Swedish community should refrain from integrating with them. This enhances their social isolation. When they are socially isolated, oversight and laws must be tightened on them. There is a mistake made by Sweden, which is the integration of immigrants into sovereign occupations such as the police and the army. From the penetration of the Swedish state, and secondly, the European Union is considered one of the causes of the immigration crisis and the European Union undermines the sovereignty of European countries and undermines the will of European peoples. Therefore, the European Union must be overthrown To restore your sovereignty over your countries, because by regaining your sovereignty over your countries, you will be able to clean your countries and expel the immigrants from them in the appropriate way.
Anonyme on Jan 19, 2020:
Of course, the corrupt European governments that support immigration and migrants and the suppression of nationalists must be overthrown, and massive participation in elections must be taken to bring national parties to power.
Anonyme on Jan 19, 2020:
A Swedish nationalist party like the Spanish Vox party must be established that raises the issue of immigration and migrants in Sweden and defends Swedish national, social and cultural security, We must not obey the two types of weapons that migrants use to deceive public opinion, accuse nationalists of racism and spread hate speech, which is the weapon migrants use to frustrate nationalists, broken their credibility and weaken their positions,
The truth of the immigrants must be revealed to the public with evidence and proof and that they are the real racists, All videos documenting the tyranny and crime of migrants must be collected and used as evidence to condemn them and strengthen the attitudes of nationalists, The second thing is to be cautious of brainwashing campaigns that immigrants organize whenever they sense danger to themselves and resort to the method of flexibility and deception and present themselves as symbols of diversity, tolerance, coexistence and non-deception by the slogans we are all humans and we are all brothers, and we all are not evil, They are only Slogans are nothing more than a means to circumvent and absorb the wrath of the oppressed European people, of tyranny, criminality and terrorism spread by immigrants.
Anonyme on Jan 19, 2020:
First, the Swedish people should be made aware of the dangers of immigration and migrants that lie ahead, and that migrants from the Middle East pose a threat to Swedish national and social security.The Swedish people should be reminded that they are in real danger and this is not a joke, And that this migration is not intended to diversify as Migrants and Europe's corrupt rulers also claim, but rather is the counter occupation by the underdeveloped peoples against the developed peoples, and that the primary goal of migrants is occupation and sabotage Because the opportunities Sweden and other European countries offer to migrants do nothing doing but reinforce their tyranny,There must be a national consensus on protecting the national, social and cultural security of the Swedish people and addressing the risks of immigration and migrants.
Anonyme on Jan 15, 2020:
Message for #eva :
Thank you #eva very much for your comment. Thank you so much to all the commentators who have come to know the realities of things and no way to deceive the Europeans with tolerance, coexistence and acceptance of others promoted by Morocco, because these immigrants in general and hypocritical Moroccans, pranks, terrorist killers in particular, are the last to believe in these values.
Anonyme on Jan 15, 2020:
Unfortunately, Sweden was a model of security and urbanization, and with the incomprehensible state policy that opened the doors for immigrants and displaced people from the Middle East, the savage bastards, the mobs, Sweden turned into a focus of all forms of crime and drug trafficking, and it became an alien country with regret, so why does Sweden need such people? Unfortunately, I see that the Swedish people are silent on this falsehood. The Swedish people are supposed to do something.

Moroccan immigrants alone have wreaked corruption and crime in Sweden and I say that the Moroccan community residing in Sweden are themselves a group of terrorists and criminals who pose a threat to Sweden and its national, social and economic security. Here they are now looting Sweden and wreaking crime and tomorrow they will turn into a catastrophe.
william robertson on Dec 24, 2019:
A young man fatally shot by Swedish police while carrying a toy gun in Stockholm had Down's syndrome and a form of autism, local media report.
He was reported missing after leaving home hours earlier, his family said.

Eric's mother, Katarina Söderberg, said the toy was a gift and she described her son as "the world's kindest man".
Police fired 25 shots in total, three of which struck Torell who died at the scene.
Swed on Nov 22, 2019:
@Ecksdee
There are safe places, please look at some cities in Germany(Dresden) or Switzerland or Norway, those places haven't muslims and they are really safe places. Stockholm could be a really safe place when muslims will go back to their belonging countries.
It's clear that the fault is of muslims and africans.
Ecksdee on Nov 13, 2019:
Everyone living in Stockholm will render the previous comments bullshit unless you live in southern parts of Stockholm. Every city has a worse place where criminals live. It's naive to think there is a safe place in this world.
Anonymous on Oct 30, 2019:
@Anon you are correct. those muslims need to leave because they are ruining Sweden.
#Anon on Oct 26, 2019:
The city and the country as a whole quintessentially represent the failure of the social experiment that is mass migration.
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:
TERROR ATTACKS

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.

Source https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=93&artikel=7283137
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.

Source https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/skane/kraftig-okning-av-antalet-sprangdad
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

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274429/swedens-impending-moral-and-economic-collapse-joseph-puder
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.