Crime in Sydney, Australia

Crime rates in Sydney, Australia

Level of crime
34.75 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.14 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
29.62 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
27.92 Low
Worries car stolen
23.19 Low
Worries things from car stolen
30.80 Low
Worries attacked
32.37 Low
Worries being insulted
35.98 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.70 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.87 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.30 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.48 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
31.23 Low

Safety in Sydney, Australia

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.32 High
Safety walking alone during night
53.92 Moderate

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Last update: March 2023

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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7 Comments so far
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.
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.
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