Crime in Tokyo, Japan

Crime rates in Tokyo, Japan

Level of crime
20.98 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
45.86 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
20.59 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
20.45 Low
Worries car stolen
18.26 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
19.63 Very Low
Worries attacked
22.97 Low
Worries being insulted
26.81 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.57 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
24.69 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
23.41 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
21.13 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.54 Low

Safety in Tokyo, Japan

Safety walking alone during daylight
78.62 High
Safety walking alone during night
72.86 High

Contributors: 511

Last update: May 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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20 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 04, 2024:
Tokyo's still incredibly safe, but it is true that the influx of bad foreigners is making it less so, so it's important to stay alert around foreigners. Also, you must absolutely check your change when dealing with people from Nepal, for example, because they regularly steal your change, and anywhere in Tokyo (or Japan!), Indian men harass women and they often follow women no matter how many times you tell them to leave you alone.

Kurds in Kawaguchi are becoming a rather large problem for Japan, too, and they are known to be violent. Lots of mentally ill white people in Japan, too, and some have become violent, too.
John on May 21, 2023:
Tokyo is extremely safe. All cities in Japan are extremely safe.
Anonymous on May 15, 2023:
@steve irwin
im your biggest fan! wait... i thought you died from a stingray!???
anyhow omhg steviieeee
Puerto rico on Nov 20, 2022:
I only go there 5 time a year for the part 24 years ago

. Nice place to eat shrimp and lobster.
AzumiRM . on Aug 27, 2022:
I'm viewing the "Crime" page and can confirm that Japan is fairly crime free. Even in Tokyo, where I live. You can go for a walk carrying 20,000 yen with you at 23:30 down a deserted alley (although why you would want to do that is beyond my comprehension) and not have to worry about a thing. Even if you're a 5'4" female, drunk and alone.
In comparison, in the UK (my home country) you wouldn't want to be out and vulnerable like that at night unless you're with a male or group of friends.
Anonymous on Mar 11, 2022:
Tokyo is genuinely really safe. I've visited many times and never had a problem. There are probably a few pickpockets about, and of course some crimes do happen, but sensible precautions will reduce the risk. Mugging seems very rare - it feels safe to walk the streets at any time.
Anonymous on Feb 05, 2022:
@Gangster bill even you ruin the day of all of the Japanese japanese people are nice and helpful
Anonymous on Feb 05, 2022:
@gangster bill that;s not nice☹️ Even ww3 won’t happen
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2021:
Hmmm, it's almost like Ethnically pure nations have less crime than multicultural ones. Really makes me think.....
Anonymous on Oct 13, 2021:
Japan has excellent friendly people and they are excellent at cooking
Anonymous on Oct 12, 2021:
Tokyo is a wonderful place to stay hotels, nice cars and delicious food.
Anonymous on Oct 12, 2021:
Tokyo is a wonderful place to stay you get to eat delicious food and play and stay in a hotel.
Anonymous on Oct 09, 2021:
I lived there for a few years, and I believe it's one of the safest capitals in the world, where you can walk the streets in the middle of the night without fear.
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2021:
In response to Rohail, its safe because of their culture of fear of shame.
Rohail Syed on Jun 14, 2021:
I don't get how even with the high population, the crime rates are low?
Anonymous on Jan 31, 2021:
Visited 5 times.
Very, very safe -about as safe as you can get for a big city.
Not saying there's no crime, but so long as you are not a total idiot, you will be completely fine.
SuperSud on Oct 16, 2020:
Tokyo is paradise for one and all! Most of these comments are ridiculous! When Western cities like Portland, London and San francisco are burning due to riots and Covid has hit the UK, continental Europe(Paris to Stockholm) and with Neo nazis and street gangs roaming the streets of western Europe/American cities intimidating people, robbing and raping as they please, homeless everywhere across Europe, Australia and Americas etc, Japan alone stands as a beacon of hope and positivity amongst civilizations. All people, including foreign women and people of color are extremely safe in Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan. Most of these commentators are probably angry whites who have'nt travelled beyond their trailer parks/flea infested shitties(cities?)
Anonymous on Oct 06, 2020:
Safe, but women should just stay as far away from the subway as possible during rush hour. Groping is very common.
Dave on Aug 11, 2020:
Tokyo is so safe that people have nothing else to write but silly things
chicken nuggets on Jul 28, 2020:
numbeo is a great website to go to because it has all the information that you need for graphs, tables and things like that