Crime in Wellington, New Zealand

Crime rates in Wellington, New Zealand

Level of crime
29.17 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
49.19 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
28.63 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
20.90 Low
Worries car stolen
25.00 Low
Worries things from car stolen
39.34 Low
Worries attacked
29.76 Low
Worries being insulted
31.45 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
23.79 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
41.02 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
36.72 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
26.56 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
19.23 Very Low

Safety in Wellington, New Zealand

Safety walking alone during daylight
88.67 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
58.59 Moderate

Contributors: 67

Last update: March 2018

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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9 Comments so far

#Tterry on Oct 04, 2017 :
Well then what are some of the areas that are safe in Wellington??
#Lu Kim on Aug 18, 2017 :
Lots of violent crime where there is alcohol, so pretty much the whole inner city in the weekend. Lots of violent crime if you provoke people or respond to being provoked which happens a lot. Vandalism is only around the poor areas where there are rich areas nearby. Daytime is usually too many people around for actual crime due to dense population unless you run into a group of anarchist or a gang down the wrong street in suburbs like Newtown. Nighttime is safe during weekdays but unsafe during weekends. Overall safe, but really depends where you live and if you go out on drinking on weekends.
#Hina on Feb 03, 2016 :
Walking alone during daylight is not safe but it's better walking alone at night ... seriously :/
#Seth on Oct 24, 2015 :
I'm doing a report on this thing for school and its been really helpful
#jeff on Sep 18, 2015 :
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#annoynomous on Aug 05, 2015 :
ok i think wellington is safe an not safe at the same time ,because guess what im maori ha look at the maoris arent that bad they dont rape for one and they only harm u because the goverment has choosen to take their money away
#Taylor on Feb 09, 2015 :
I visited here once on a college consevation trip with my girlfriends. We were are raped by Maoris and they did their chant afterwards.
#Richard on Jan 25, 2015 :
Wellington is one of the safest cities in the world. You never here of anyone being mugged murdered or assaulted on Wellingtons streets. I have lived in Wellington for 14 years and don't know of anyone who has had any bad experiences with crime and havn't had any myself. the worst thing that happens here is that there are minor amounts of vandalism such as graffiti. Don't listen to the people who have commented Saying that there are high levels of crime in Wellington, they are just trying to make a big thing about nothing and to gain attention. New Zealand as a whole is rated as the 3rd safest country in the world and I would say from my 14 years of positive experiences, Wellington is one of the safest cities in the world.
#Lulu on Mar 23, 2014 :
I am leaving Wellington because it is unsafe to live here alone as a single female. Soon after I arrived there was a storm and the people in the unit below tried to divert my power to theirs by taking the power box of the wall and messing with the wires, when that didn't work they did a nazi style raid of my flat. I didn't call the police because they were very old and their retired electrician friend was mostly responsible. For the remainder of my tenancy the flat was a fire hazard because some of the wires were loosened. Shortly after that a man chased me around town in a van and actually got into my car. I distracted him and got my door shut and called police as he continued to chase me. More recently different tenants downstairs switched my circuits over as they continued to burn theirs out. All attempts to steal my power supply failed because of separate wiring to units. The electrician told me it is a very common scenario here. I find that my ethnic surname is a problem for some people from certain parts of europe and have been threatened at times. Aside from that the police need to get a grip on the totally out of control meth problem here. I've seen and heard more than I want to and even considered becoming a cop myself but I am too unhealthy- probably a result of renting hovels in Auckland which may have been former P labs. I really like Courtney place, it's an awesome place for youths to let loose and have fun and relatively safe because it is well policed. It gets a badder wrap than it deserves from conservative party poopers. It would probably be more unsafe for the youths to party at home. This city needs to double its police force. There was a lot of crime in Auckland but organized crime here is terrifying. If you're a single female don't live in Owhiro Bay, it's too isolated and attracts criminals. You might find them living too close for comfort. Don't think they fit the usual demographic that gets picked on, they are all shapes, sizes and colors. The long term lease rentals with no inspections are stupid and contribute to the drug problem. Auckland rentals are periodic and the landlords are over zealous. That prevents people setting up dodgy fire hazard businesses from home. I have had more concerns about personal safety than being robbed and thats a deal breaker for me. The only good thing is that I am hyper aware and did a self defense course which all females should learn at school. I think the police should teach it in schools and also educate about drugs to stop the cycle which starts over the school fence.