Crime Rate and Women's Safety in Stockholm

Safety index

Safe
4.4 /5

On average women living in Stockholm raises low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Stockholm has a safety index of 4.4.

Crime index

Very Low
1 /5

On average women living in Stockholm consider the crime rate in Stockholm to be very low. Based on collected reviews Stockholm has a crime index of 1.

Violence against women

13.1%

On average 13.1% percentage of women in Sweden have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety level:

4.4/5
Safe

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.9/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.7/5
Very Safe

Crime rate:

1/5
Very Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Stockholm?

Maggie

Maggie

I feel safer in Stockholm than in my hometown and the vast majority of other places in the States. I’ve used public transportation and walked home very intoxicated several times and always have felt safe. The people in Stockholm, specifically the men, are notoriously quiet and do not disturb women at all. Stockholm is extremely safe!

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Stockholm is the G in terms of safety for women. I’ve been in all neighborhoods imaginable and thinkable. I’ve walked and biked and ran at all hours of the day. Nothing has ever happened and people know how to keep their distance. In winter it’s well-lit and in summer the sun never sets anyways. If someone’s making a fuss on the tube, there’s always numbers and chats to reach out to.

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Súper súper safe! There’s nowhere I’ve felt unsafe specially in tourist areas there’s always help and people will always be kind. Also it helps that everyone speaks English and the country safety is very high

Posted: June 8, 2024
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It is mostly safe. I have personally been around the city at odd hours and came back home late at night and never felt unsafe or anything. Obviously there are some notorious parts of town which are better not to be visited at odd timings. I haven't personally been there to comment much on it but wouldn't like to take any risk either.

Posted: June 2, 2024
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especially in the inner circle of the city it is very safe. no problem to take the public transport during night etc. I never experienced an unsafe situation. sure, be aware and not naive. I don’t have experience about the suburbs, but they are more known for gang criminality and shootings.

Posted: May 25, 2024
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Olivia

Olivia

Very calm city compared with other big cities. The metro and bus are easy to navigate and very safe even at night. Of course if you go very far out in the suburbs it’s not as safe but the city centre I find as a local to be very safe even during the night. Although I wouldn’t go in ”Gamla Stan” alone at night just because it’s a lot of small, dark alleys but the bigger streets are fine!

Posted: May 21, 2024
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Stockholm is a very safe city, during the day and night as well. Public transports are super clean and safe, and working night ans day, even very late. I have always felt safe walking around this city. And besides, this spring and summer nights will be very long so there'll be light until 22 or more, which is very reassuring!

Posted: May 21, 2024
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Stockholm is a very safe city. People are friendly and its easy to get around with trains and busses. Beware of your belongings, could be some pick pocketers. Relatively good prices on stuff and they have information centers almost everywhere. Good luck!

Posted: May 1, 2024
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Stockholm is a safe city where people respect your boundaries and are very respectful. Rules are important and Swedes respect them. In Stockholm I don’t mind going home alone even if it’s late and dark.

Posted: April 29, 2024
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As with most big cities, it’s important to keep an eye on your belongings since there are pickpockets but otherwise Stockholm is a very safe city. You can walk around at night, go to different areas in the city and it is safe.

Posted: April 18, 2024
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Is Stockholm safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 25 experiences

Solo travel experience

I felt mostly safe in the city, everyone was respectfull and peacefull. Even alone at night, the streets were quite empty but mostly well lighted and didn't had any problems as a solo traveler. I went tobars alome as well again, a simple no was enough to keep the umwanted attention away. It's an expensive city so I mainly ait from the supermarket. Bu the bar Stampen in Gamla Stan was quite nice (expensive though). Bartenders always kept my stuff and drink safe when I went to bathroom etc. I stayed in a hostel room of 12 people and almost all of them were men so next time I would choose a smaller room and maybe an all female but still I haven't had any issues.

Posted: May 5, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt very safe as a solo female traveller in Stockholm. Highly recommend the Abba museum and fotografiska. The vasa museum was also excellent. Also the Bageri on the river was amazing but basically anywhere you can get cardamom buns is a win. In general I loved Stockholm and literally left wanting to move there!

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Is Stockholm worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 25 experiences

Rojda

Rojda (22)

Hungary

Solo travel experience

I travelled Stockholm, which was my first solo trip. i admired sightseeing. It was quite expensive but you can try public transport instead of airport express and IKEA instead of "Meatballs for the People" if you are broken student like me :) and you should join free city tours, which works with donation and happens mostly everyday.

Posted: May 4, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Marina

Marina

Brazil

Solo travel experience

Stockholm is such a fantastic city. If you love museums, nature, culture, that’s your place. I’ve been there during the winter so it was a hard weather for a Brazilian but I’ve got by!

Posted: January 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Stockholm

Jana

Jana

About Me

I am a recent master’s graduate, an avid reader, writer and feel the most tranquil when I’m on the road. Nature and culture are my go-to’s and I rejoice in hikes, museum trips and lengthy philosophical talks over too many servings of coffee. I also work with radio broadcasting on the side.

Speaking

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Maggie

Maggie

About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Maggie, I’m 24 years old and I’m a nanny. :) I’m originally from Washington, D.C., USA. I moved abroad in 2022 looking for somewhere different with a calmer pace of life and now I’m never going back! I love books, flowers, walking around the city, taking train rides in the countryside, sitting in the sun, and morning coffee. 🎐 I’d be more than happy to show you the best place in and around Stockholm, as well as maybe host for a night if you’re in a pinch! I also love a good evening drink, so let’s have a fika in the afternoon or have a good stor stark at night. My favorite places outside of Sweden are Paris, France (if I weren’t living in Sweden, I’d be living in France!) and the British countryside. 🫖 My goal is to travel as much as I can in Europe. 🪻

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