Crime in Sydney, Australia

Crime rates in Sydney, Australia

Level of crime
34.00 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
52.43 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
29.40 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
27.80 Low
Worries car stolen
23.17 Low
Worries things from car stolen
30.88 Low
Worries attacked
32.22 Low
Worries being insulted
35.99 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.50 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.52 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.59 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.17 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
31.33 Low

Safety in Sydney, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.23 High
Safety walking alone during night
53.89 Moderate

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Last update: July 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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10 Comments so far
Oliver on Nov 22, 2023:
Its like bloody Iraq in Sydney right now, a few bombs went off this morning. I fear Bill Clinton has something to do with it..
was a virus on Oct 23, 2023:
there was a virus and fungal disease that kill froggies
Jem on Oct 19, 2023:
LOL at all the comments of crime in Sydney. I walk alone at night all the time, by myself, in the CBD and have lived in many areas of Sydney and literally never had a problem, nor have the hundreds of people I know/work with/studied with/friends/family etc. It's incredibly safe, nanny state
John on May 21, 2023:
Sydney has had a lot of shootings and a lot of gun murders most of which have been related to Middle Eastern gangs. The suburbs in West Sydney and South Sydney have been plagued with gun crime and gun violence for decades. Everyone that lives in West Sydney and South Sydney has heard gun shots.
John on May 21, 2023:
@Felicity You idiot Sydney does not have a low crime rate. Sydney has a high crime rate. All big cities here in Australia now have high to very high crime rates.
Karl Svensson on Jan 25, 2023:
Lots of murders and other crime in Sydney. Not very safe.
Joe on Nov 25, 2022:
Sydney is a beautiful place to live. I consider it to be a well balanced and thriving city that excels in multiple avenues.
I have lived here all my life stretching over 19 years and have had a positive and privileged experience in this country. However there are multiple increases in adversity and crime in general across all of Sydney. The coastal east is the safest, stretching through the city and further until western sydney (where i have lived the most). The most infamy is produced from gang operations and infantile sub-cultures that younger generations adopt, this develops unsafe environments for anyone. The government could definitely assist but have had many fallouts with their actions in many issues in Australia.

So in short, Sydney is much safer than people make it out to be, however crime rises quicker as of recent and there are other problems that may need solving aswell.
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.