Crime in Vancouver, Canada

Crime rates in Vancouver, Canada

Level of crime
37.53 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
56.62 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
32.66 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
27.32 Low
Worries car stolen
31.55 Low
Worries things from car stolen
49.74 Moderate
Worries attacked
29.64 Low
Worries being insulted
32.95 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
18.57 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.62 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
49.10 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
31.23 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
28.91 Low

Safety in Vancouver, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
84.00 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
60.46 High

Contributors: 440

Last update: June 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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18 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 05, 2021:
Vancouver is fairly safe, but they do have east hastings. East Hastings is only somewhat dangerous, but it's extremely extremely disturbing.
Albert C. Kaye on May 17, 2021:
If you're offended by what you see it may be best to not travel anywhere. Vancouver is about as safe as any city on earth. Use common sense and you'll be fine. Aside from Canadian Trump worshippers people are kind and sane.
sidney rodrigues on Dec 07, 2020:
as long as you avoid downtown on the east side you should be safe
sidney rodrigues on Dec 07, 2020:
HTML safe for as long as I have lived here
Tope bolarinwa on Oct 15, 2020:
Yeah,my husband just got an offer letter from Vancouver city hope he safe to work over there thanks
BLMnuiugugueur on Sep 07, 2020:
Crime rate in Vancouver has been steadily rising since 2016. We have seen 8% jump from 2018 to 2019, violent crime rate also rising fast. Among violent crimes, sexual assaults and assaults are the most significant, meaning Vancouver is becoming more and more dangerous for our women. Yet there are fucked up people calling for defunding of the police and even abolishment of them. We need to increase funding for the police to properly deal with crimes. Most thefts aren't even reported because police don't do anything for values under $5000. But 5000 is a big money for many people. Who is there to protect innocent hard working citizens? Why do liberals want to protect criminals over innocent people? It's fucked up. I am voting Trump 2020 and for Conservatives in Canada.
Andrew on Aug 21, 2020:
Often the people who look shady are so out of it that they won't touch you. East Hastings looks terrible but Ive never had any problem there. The druggies and schizophrenics look so spaced out they are in another world and probably won't harm you. There are always exceptions to the rule of course.
Ryan on Aug 17, 2020:
Lots of exaggerations here, Vancouver is extremely safe especially compared to most cities in Europe and the United States. Even Paris is worse.
anonymous on Jun 02, 2020:
Yaletown is becoming like hastings and main, creepy at night living close to the community center
Oni on Feb 07, 2020:
From June 2018 to Feb 2020 I've had a dozen attempts of assault from shady losers around the Vancouver Rupert and Commercial drive area, both when I was homeless and not homeless it didn't matter. I feel men are just as likely to get assaulted as much as women. Unfortunately for all the would-be suspects they weren't aware I'm a wrestler and some of them were left with permanent damage to their bodies and minds, a few intelligent Policemen let me go in such instances as self defense was justified and I'm grateful for that as Canada's self defense laws are feeble, stupid, and makes the citizen easy prey for horrid crime and mischief
Naveen Shatil on Aug 19, 2019:
My college friends and I were verbally assaulted at the McDonalds on Smithe and Granville while visiting Vancouver last weekend. All of us dark skin first time American visitors were taunted and told to go back home and were nearly physically thrown out by some patrons there. A patron woman spat on my friend. The McDonalads management did nothing to diffuse the escalating mob mentality. We're all college students who came up to bike in Whistler and were shocked to see this from purportedly Canadians in Canada. The US is where we expect to face this type of bold discrimination. Althoug we realize that this might be a minority alt right type bunch, it was a traumatic and off putting experience in an otherwise land know to be much more progressive and accepting than it's southern degrading neighbour.
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2019:
The amount of junkies shoplifting is astronomical. This city has a major drug problem and it's not going to end soon in fact it's just getting worse and worse each year.
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2019:
I live in Vancouver, and I’ve never been robbed or had any issues whatsoever in my entire life. I can walk down the “”shadiest streets” at anytime of the day or night, and have. Unless you have victim across your forehead, you’ll be fine.
MoZak on Jul 15, 2019:
Vancouver is not that safe. There are a lot of shady people around, especially around West Cordova and Gastown street area in downtown. I was robbed and my car was broken into there, just recently when I went on vacation a week ago. They took everything, and it seemed like a crime of opportunity, which means there is also probably a lot of crime of passion. Please take caution and keep yourself and your stuff safe.
ANK on May 31, 2019:
Lol, you guys talking about school assignments when websites like Tripadvisor wrote about how Vancouver's Chinatown felt unsafe with lots of junkies and prostitutes scattered around.
theguywithnolife on May 14, 2019:
using this for a school project thanks for the data
anne with an e on Sep 11, 2018:
yeh, used this for a school project too, helped a tonne, thanks a milli, ily a trilly
Bill on Dec 04, 2017:
I used this for a school project, thanks for the help