Crime in Tokyo, Japan

Crime rates in Tokyo, Japan

Level of crime
17.96 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
42.16 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
18.25 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
18.05 Very Low
Worries car stolen
15.88 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
16.87 Very Low
Worries attacked
20.61 Low
Worries being insulted
23.88 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
20.92 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
20.97 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
20.90 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
18.96 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
24.85 Low

Safety in Tokyo, Japan

Safety walking alone during daylight
84.19 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
79.69 High

Contributors: 344

Last update: October 2019

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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19 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Sep 26, 2019 :
No longer safe as it used to be. Insults and hate speech becoming a popular trend
#blu on Jul 02, 2019 :
Compared to most other major cities, Tokyo is very safe.
There are of course crimes in the city like any city.
I'm a woman and I often walk around in the late evenings and nights in central Tokyo in crowded and uncrowded area and I've rarely felt I need to look over my shoulder. I even visited and small empty park at night and was okay!
I think areas like Kinshicho, Shinjuku and Shibuya have a lot of activity as night so if you're alone, drunk and not aware of your surrounding very late into the night, then yes, it can be dangerous. However, most areas are very safe.
#Anonymous on Mar 25, 2019 :
me and me grandson once went to the city of life called japan. He ended up carking it back in the old town but i stepped into what i thought was a restaurant turned out to be cat store. it was filled to the brim with these little fellows and they were free. Sadly i saw some of these smallies tied around the neck meowing for food outside the store. made me heart cry that moment so i knew i had to take her home. Quite a cute one actually. when i was taking it down the road, many of the citizens looked at me while i just smiled. dont know why tho because i thought this was normal. When i got home she asked me what we are going to get for dinner.i told her we are going back to the yee old town and she got on her feet took off the cat ears and tore off her clothes. i got a pretty new feeling that day and as a 78 year old man today i will never feel it again. Turns out they dont sell humans in Japan and they give good smooches on the cheeks. i mean both cheeks.
#Anonymous on Jan 04, 2019 :
Who would imagine, there are homeless japanese in Tokyo... Quite a lot
#Anonymous on Jan 04, 2019 :
It is changing over the years. Not as safe anymore.
#graham Worshal on Nov 05, 2018 :
so i once went to japan to visit my daughter and she told me it was totally fine! i visited for a couple days and even got to stay at her place because i only ordered the hotel for a couple days. Her face told me it felt weird because of what had happened years ago but i knew it would not matter. one time when i went out to eat ramen, i called her and i think i heard someone in the background. not sure who was in the background but when i got home i saw multiple shoes. i was scared to be honest but i knew something was up. i snuck into her room that night and noticed that she was sleeping naked. i mean of course i knew that it was a mistake but really? her carpet was pretty rugged and during that night i fell. right on top of her. Turns out i thought she was my daughter but was really a stranger i did not know. must have been dreaming because now she is in my dungeon. but anyway the crime rate is not the same for today.
#dr on Jun 19, 2018 :
i was in my universal medicle degree graduation when the neighbour came in with a dog and some peanut butter. it was very concerning. i always knew in the back of my head that he was sexually frustrated but this was just next level fucked up shit. he hid backstage with his dog and u know what happened
#the smart one on Jun 18, 2018 :
i thought Tokyo was the safest. guess i was wrong. hahahaha. no grammar in this. dont judge.

Thank u for reading this.
#Mah poop on Jun 18, 2018 :
@Ill buy for $5 a piece, sorry but the council told me to put down my business because I was scamming people and it might make Africa lose visitors. Maybe comeback in 12938479238749287 years, I'll come up with a bargain for special customers and friends. Note that I don't have any friends, yet. They're all jealous of my extravagant air freshners.
#Anonymous on Jun 11, 2018 :
Yay YAYA YAYA does that mean 13% out of 100% die or thefts etc
#Anonymous on Jun 07, 2018 :
Why does it say 13.4/100 does it mean 13 people out of a thousand die!!!!!
#Anonymous on May 14, 2018 :
how much yen will it cost to get a hotel in Tokyo
#Anonymous on May 10, 2018 :
Been to Japan an it is so safe
You never feel unsafe
#Ill buy for $5 a piece on May 03, 2018 :
@Mah poop, are you offering those air fresheners for sale? They sound *stunning*
# on Feb 27, 2018 :
Agree with #JjXM,in some part of the city,you'd better keep vigilant.
#JjXM on Feb 16, 2018 :
It's not as safe as people say. Lots of freaks follow you around and stalk you, specially if you are good looking and white. I had a guy following me with a camera.

Many foreign and japanese girls have been found dead with dismembered bodies in rivers and apartments, the media wont show you this because they want japan to be perceived as a safe country. If you have lived there and follow the news, you'll see that it isnt.

The men can act violently if you dont do what they want in a relationship.
#Mah poop on Nov 29, 2017 :
I had a poop a few seconds ago and wanted to watch some funny videos and I accidentally ended up on THIS website. I took a look at this website and realised how neat it was, even neater than my most fashionable toilet I had placed in my living room in case I need to go number 2. Well I never really bothered to clean me bum bum or flush the toilet, but whenever the house stinks I would blame the dog. A few days ago, a house inspector came over to my house to inspect it, and when I offered them a free air freshener that was exclusively brown shaped in a sausage shape, he said "no thank you" and walked off to the house next door. Let me tell you, the longest I have ever had a neighbour for was probably a month or so, mainly because they've been filing complaints about me to the police about my air fresheners. The police then gave me something called a 'fine' and so I offered him an air freshener, and a few seconds later, he abruptly fell onto the floor, so I just assumed that he liked the air fresheners too much and decided to pass out. So I didn't really bother to call the first aid van that drives to my neighbours house every week.
#Cam on Oct 26, 2017 :
Very safe. I've never felt the least bit worried about violent crime or property crime here. No drug issues, or issues with panhandlers or the like.
#draugr on Dec 15, 2016 :
I'm a MBA from Sweden and I too would like to relocate to the land of the rising Sun.