Crime in Sydney, Australia

Crime rates in Sydney, Australia

Level of crime
34.63 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
51.04 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
28.93 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
27.75 Low
Worries car stolen
22.56 Low
Worries things from car stolen
30.17 Low
Worries attacked
32.11 Low
Worries being insulted
34.02 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.37 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
44.53 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
41.02 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.32 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.30 Low

Safety in Sydney, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.12 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
55.06 Moderate

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Last update: July 2021

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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33 Comments so far
Kay on Oct 18, 2020:
Lol at the dummies running a race war here..

You need to exercise normal common sense safety practices of living in a major city, Sydney is like any other major city in terms of crime, however its much safer than major similar sized cities in the US and Europe.
Felicity on Jul 27, 2020:
I feel very loved and safe in this city as police are on top of everything and crime is low I love this city although the population is greatly increasing this city has a lot to offer for everyone and everyone can feel accepted here and would recommend it if your looking for a safe spot with good education and great people.
Lucas on Jul 07, 2020:
I love living in Sydney. It is a vibrant city with lots to offer. I have felt very safe during my time here.
Anonymous on Dec 06, 2019:
the racist comments obviously come from supreme racists from USA who oppress the black and indians, and British who colonized and robbed most countries in Asia. And obviously they still want to see a all white australia in the 80s. Times have changed, and Australia was built on a spirit of migrants, and all our fore fathers are migrants except some racist brritish who were shipped here in chains. We love Australia as a wonderful country and melting pot of culture. All you racists, please go back to your american and brexit caves.
Bill on Dec 01, 2019:

I want to thank you for moving to another country, people with your attitude should leave Australia. Wish more of your type would! Most migrants are hardworking and law-abiding. sure some of their parents find it difficult to integrate, especially if they speak a language other than English, but they seldom cause problems. I am a migrant and have always worked and paid taxes, and am law-abiding. All of my children were raised in the western suburbs and they seemingly have defied your description of "retarded cretins" as they are all well qualified, have worked hard at their education and are doing well. BTW they are "White Australians" and have had no problem getting work beside migrants of many creeds and colors, and other "White Australians".
Basically you are full of hate, bigotry and most likely poorly educated and/or just wouldn't put any effort into trying to make a good life in Australia. Australia is a good country, but don't expect to have everything simply handed to you. Maybe you should have tried harder, and given the people around you a bit more respect. You could still take a chance on this and you may find yourself less angry and even may like yourself better.
jeff on Oct 29, 2019:
syd is kind of safe from this report. Do you why? because there is no space for those racists in there. Moreover, I wanna say this land belong to Indigenous Australian. Most white came to there as migrants as well. What is the point to be crazy racism for Asian migrants. Anyway, I would suggest those racists go to some high crime rate cities in Australia, In those place, no matter what skin you have, there is high chance to be a victims. Good luck for live with bogans
Hard Bogan on Sep 25, 2019:
What bogans lack in brains are made up for in their private parts !
Hard Bargain on Aug 29, 2019:
That Sydney security guard, Al Bayati, probably has a Buckley's chance of remaining in Australia. A big brawny buffalo with the brain of a snail perhaps. Molesting a 3 year old & now he should be booted out of Australia for good, because, even after parole, he could still repeat the offence.
#Tarq on Aug 23, 2019:
#A is sprouting 'waffle'. Centerlink offices overflow with Asians abusing the Australian social security network. My guess is that #A is one of those 'slimy' Asians bringing to Australia 'guest workers' to work for extremely low pay and be housed within Asian ghettos.
Unemployment within Australia is an issue, many 'white' Australians do find difficulty obtaining employment due to employers illegally hiring cheap Asian labour, paying well below the award levels, great news for an employer, hire a 'guest worker' and pay 25% the wage that would be awarded to a 'white' Australian!! The fault lies with the Australian Government allowing Asian multinational a free hand to do whatever they like, they do not do it from the goodness of the heart, money is changing hands....
yall just mean on Aug 22, 2019:
I don't live in Sydney so when I read this, all I could see is 'Asians' and 'Chinese'.
A on Aug 21, 2019:
Asians living in australia never forced aussies out of good area.. these people aren’t working hard enough and just can’t afford it anymore. In fact asians and other races support lazy aussies on centerlink and other government susidies by paying more taxes
Tarq on Aug 10, 2019:
Big problem, how does one categorize Sydney? Sydney encompasses many areas/districts. Burwood is predominantly Korean, Bondi Kiwis and other tourists, Cabramatta Vietnamese, Auburn, Bankstown and environs Muslim no go areas. City central mixed Asians predominate. Western Suburbs of Sydney, that one is difficult but take it from me, don't go there unless you wish to meet retarded cretins. I agree with many comments posted within this forum, one could be excused from thinking one arrived in Asia when departing Sydney Airport.
Sydney is NOT safe, it has a horrendous drug problem and theft is rampant, add that to an extremely corrupt State and Federal Government and one has CHAOS. Australia as a whole is still a British Penal Colony now run by criminals who have sold every public utility to overseas investors to line their own pockets in various overseas banks. I DID once live in Australia when it was a great country to live in, moved from Sydney to the Blue Mountains NSW, became totally fed up with the 'dump' Australia turned into so packed up and moved to the Czech Republic. At least corruption here is observable, unlike Australia which the politicians make 'state secrets' all their nefarious transactions.
Australia? AVOID the dump...
Realaussie on Jul 26, 2019:
Sydney is safe. But women can’t walk around alone at night, unlike Tokyo. Stay away from middle eastern men, they are fresh from the desert and treat women like they would in the desert: not yet integrated. The public toilets are filthy if you can ever access them. Drunks can do some damage too so watch out for that at night. As for the asians, I like them but the Chinese ignore you like you don’t exist: not yet integrated. It also costs about $100 for a can of cola.
sashaeeee on Apr 30, 2019:
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Slyfox on Apr 03, 2019:
Live in woolloomooloo high amounts of needles found on the ground and in bathrooms, Needle injection room in Kingscross 5 min away. Weed, MDMA, H and Ice seems to be high around here along with homelessness, graffiti and petty bike thief.

Can see the odd prostitute or two in Woolloomooloo (Not kingscross) at 2am.

Not as bad a BlackTown where I used to stay there has been high rated of burglary (People breaking into homes not stores) down that way due to Ice usage.
Rob on Mar 02, 2019:
Australia will soon be flying the Chinese flag and become the 24th province of China. Sad I don’t have anything against diverse asian migrants but the Chinese are taking over. The only people who can save us are the Indians. An Indian and Chinese cannot occupy the same space. So come on India only you can defeat the china man.
Sudirman on Feb 11, 2019:
New Married at First Sight ass(Bronson Norrish) has his sights on plugging his great big fat cock right up his bulldog arse for his next stint ! As B. Norrish was a stripper, he could well strip his pants & underwear off to show us all the sights between his thighs & behind ! Great show, innit ?
Alfredo Gomez on Jan 14, 2019:
I find Sidney a very safe city. I came for a 1 month visit to family and felt much at ease and very safe at the beaches Coogee and Maroubra and Darling Harbor where I visited. My daughter and grandson feel very happy here since 10 years ago. Coming from South America I can feel the difference. The feeling is of a much safer sensation than back home. And the people have been very polite and friendly, almost like home.
Frankston on Jan 13, 2019:
Ollie(January 14, 2018) wants to masturbate on the beach, frigging his cock & balls ! Sea air is good for the privates, says Ollie. Blick(Nov.21, 2017) might hope that he could pump up Ollie's arse !
Frankly Speaking. on Jan 12, 2019:
Ollie's(Jan. 14, 2018) cock must be standing upright at the beach with his balls & arse line in full view !
Ma'arof bin Sidarpan on Nov 01, 2018:
White supremacists anywhere will be weeded out & destroyed by Hamas or ISIS. Any of these that tries to destroy racial balance in any country.
Ken on Sep 11, 2018:
Going to Sydney in October 2018. Hard to get detailed information. Any one have information for a traveler going to Sydney? Will post once I return!
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Mark on Apr 21, 2018:
Arabs are all the rudest most disgusting of all. Crime rapes dole bludging imbreeds.
Anonymous on Apr 08, 2018:
Badly so many racists here.

Since we are in the crime thread, why don't we just talk about crime ?

What's wrong wtih the Asians being in Australia? Do the Asians commit more crime than the whites or other race groups?

A fact to note: Asians cities like Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo all have way lower crime rate than cities in Western countries like NYC, London and Paris.

Btw, people with Asian ethnicity cannot be "real Australian"? What do you mean by real Australian? White Australia also came from Europe, they are not native to Australia. Come on.
sirtop on Mar 15, 2018:
Hey do u exprience sny gouging ptoblemes in Australia?
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.