Crime in Vancouver, Canada

Crime rates in Vancouver, Canada

Level of crime
41.72 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.70 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
34.46 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
29.80 Low
Worries car stolen
33.86 Low
Worries things from car stolen
53.16 Moderate
Worries attacked
33.45 Low
Worries being insulted
37.26 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
22.92 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
73.41 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
53.03 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
35.13 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
31.62 Low

Safety in Vancouver, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.93 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
57.00 Moderate

Contributors: 546

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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22 Comments so far
ANK on Jun 27, 2022:
@A_Latino You tell them! Them lecturing us how to deal with today's problems? Don't make us laugh! They can't even handle the pandemic when they're among the worst hit nations recently, because they're incapable to deal with sanitary measures in a long term. Them judging political affiliations from other countries when they can barely help them to support their views, no wonder Mexico opted out of the 2022 Americas Summits meetings in the USA because the latter doesn't shut its mouth on foreign affairs.
Professor_Kaos Drama on Jun 09, 2022:
800% murder increase 150 murders this year every 4 weeks, from an average of 150 a year, 2500 overdoses a year, its white genocide ccp have death squads dealing
A Latino on May 02, 2022:
To the immigrant haters down there in the comments... Crime stats do not reflect the reality of increasing immigration. For your information most of the crime in Vancouver arise from organized crime represented in south-asian and east-asian gangs, and another chunk comes from homeless junkies which 95% are white Canadian-born. The issue here is not the number of latino immigrants rising, but the amount of ignorant fools like yourself that live in a bubble of lies under your white privilege, without realizing you are the actual problem to fix: junkies, consumers, overdosing, trump-sucker white trash idiots. Latinos are a hard-working race that is willing to take the jobs you don't even like to do, and then we are being constantly framed and criticized for taking "your jobs". So what is it then? taking your jobs or increasing crime, because last time I checked one cancelled the other...
Justin Carson on Apr 26, 2022:
No doubt Vancouver is way more dangerous than Toronto.
Too many broke refugees here.
Anonymous on Dec 01, 2021:
Ehh it's quickly going downhill like most of Canada. Flooded with immigrants and guilt-oriented leftists. Oh well. White flight. Time to move on.

-Janet, Port Coquitlam
Anonymous on Nov 18, 2021:
There seem to be more and more Hispanics people in Vancouver.
You can hear Spanish language being spoken everywhere in the streets.
It seems a very high percentage of the people living here are Latino, and increasing fast.
Vancouver is being severely Latinized from central and south american countries such as the dangerous El Salvador.
There are so many 'refugees' from Latin America.
Somebody said below: "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."
This may have to do with the large increase in Hispanic population.
The Latinos are a very dishonest and violent people. They steal and kill.
Latin American countries have the highest murder rates in the world.
Canada and USA are game over because they are so much invaded by Hispanics.
Vancouver don't have the black problem but it does have a very serious Hispanic problem.
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