Crime in Sydney, Australia

Crime rates in Sydney, Australia

Level of crime
42.17 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
55.98 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
34.27 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
31.70 Low
Worries car stolen
27.63 Low
Worries things from car stolen
36.59 Low
Worries attacked
36.18 Low
Worries being insulted
39.74 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
30.62 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
47.74 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
45.29 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
38.50 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
35.22 Low

Safety in Sydney, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.03 High
Safety walking alone during night
52.71 Moderate

Contributors: 279

Last update: February 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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13 Comments so far

#Chloe M on Jan 22, 2018 :
I back packed Australia for 3 months down the east coast. Lovely scenery and beaches. Not many white or aboriginal people as 90% are Asian. Hopefully I find some real Australian's on the west coast. Will update.
#Ollie on Jan 14, 2018 :
F+&% me, you got to be kidding if you think Sydney or Australia is a tourist destination.
Nothing but blooming Asian's drowning at the beach and everywhere you walk. Shite !
#UK Backpacker on Dec 13, 2017 :
If you go to Sydney and anywhere else in Australia, learn to speak Chinese as the Aussies are out numbered 3 to 1.
Its a crap-hole of a place where everyone thinks the clock was shortened to 12 hours per day and cant do what's required in a 24 hour day.
Had big expectations after watching Home and Away for years, however sadly disappointed as Sydney was nothing like what you see on TV.
#Anonymous on Dec 02, 2017 :
Came to Sydney Australia in 1988 for the Bi-Centennial and loved the place.
Came to Sydney Australia in 2017 for a wedding and hated the place.
Australia has changed so dramatically in 30 years it should now fly the Chinese flag over the Sydney Harbour Bridge - cause, its not Australia anymore.
Just another Asian slum country.
With regrets, from a USA ex-lover of Australia.
#Blick on Nov 21, 2017 :
As with most of Sydney since 2000, the Asian take over has forced every day Aussies out of their suburbs. Firstly, Asian's move in as renters, then they turn whole suburbs in to ghetto's (deliberately) and not one shop has English speaking or signage, which devalues the area and landlords and other residents are forced to sell up cheap (to the Asian's) just waiting to buy (cheap).
Once the successful eviction of every day Aussies has been completed, the Asian Mercedes and BMW clan's start rolling in, the peasant's are rewarded (and move to their next suburb) and a new province of China has been created (in Australia).
Not racist, pure fact.
#DoA on Apr 08, 2017 :
Living in Mount Druitt,it is really horrible.
The blocks are strata-managed but rubbish can be found at everywhere and noise can be heard at anytime.
#Anonymous on Jul 01, 2016 :
I live in Sydney, have done for years. I walk to & from work every day & have never encountered any problems. I think trouble generally doesn't give you, unless you go looking for it. Sydney is relatively safe. Just like everywhere though, you need to exercise common sense.
#Mark on Feb 08, 2016 :
I've lived in Sydney for 28 years, maybe once or twice i've had the odd argument with a stranger who was a bit inebriated. It is bloody ridiculously safe in Sydney.
#Shammis on Oct 06, 2015 :
Lived here for 20 years, near the west. Never been assaulted or stolen from, but then again I've heard of people getting assaulted and stolen from, don't want to jinx it. I think this is normal in any place around the world. I'm from the Indian Sub Continent and have encountered racists at school but this was very minor. Aussies can be racist but most of them keep to themselves. Sydney siders like to drink a lot, are very social and love to indulge in desires like lots of shopping, sex, drinking, food and partying.
If freedom to do whatever you want is the most important then this is a place to be. If you want spirituality then the desert is the best place to be, you won't find it here.
#ABC on Mar 30, 2015 :
Beware in the retail precinct in Sydney's CBD. It is rife with thieves and pickpockets, particularly in the Town Hall area. Do not leave your bag/purse/wallet unattended at any time.

Be careful when using public toilets as thieves can reach under or over the door and grab your belongings.

As they say in the ads: "A few seconds is all a thief needs"
#AA on Feb 27, 2015 :
What absolute rubbish #Mark PEARCE. There is good and bad in all suburbs.
#Mark PEARCE on Jan 15, 2015 :
Agreed, as a very general rule, the further west you go the rougher it gets. The demographic changes and the concentration of housing commission, immigrants and ethnics minorities goes up. With that brings lower incomes, higher unemployment and higher crime, like everywhere around the world I guess.
In saying that the inner suburbs of Sydney/CBD and eastern beaches have their fair share of anti social behavior and alcohol fueled violence....and there are many nice new housing estates popping up in Western Sydney where you need 800k just to walk in the front door so go figure.
#YZ on Mar 20, 2014 :
Often or not, there are parts of Sydney that are safe, and others that can get dangerous. I know that the northern suburbs are safe and I have not seen any incidents within the past few years at all. Whereas around the western suburbs, it can get a bit dangerous so be aware of your surroundings at night time when you travel there.