Is Lund Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Lund, Sweden
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
* Rated 70 / 100 based on 2 user reviews.

The city of Lund has a population of about 85,000, and almost half of its population consists of students.

Lund is not a big town in southern Sweden; it is known for the oldest university and many high-tech companies.

Travelers come here to see Lund Cathedral – Domkyrkan – was built in 1103 and is the second-largest cathedral of the Nordic countries and Lund University, established in 1666.

Lund is mostly a university town but has useful arts and entertainment for its size.

Lund is certainly small enough to see most of it in an afternoon walk.

So it is easy to walk in city parks and some museums, situated here.

Warnings & Dangers in Lund

Overall Risk


The city is considered one of the safest in Scandinavia; the most significant risk that can happen to you - and anyway it is almost impossible here - is the theft of a bicycle. Keep it locked in a safe place.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Taxi and public transport are entirely safe, and there is no need to fear fraud. You can be sure that the transport runs on schedule, and taxis have taximeters. Nobody will try to fool you with the fare. Common sense will help avoid problems in crowded vehicles.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are rarely seen here. If you're afraid of losing your wallet and valuables, that can only happen in tourists and crowded transportation areas. Keep an eye on it. It’s a good idea to use an anti-theft backpack when traveling around the city.

Natural Disasters Risk


Lund has no severe natural hazards, but this area may have landslides, forest fires, storms, and floods time from time. Learn the weather situation before your visit. However, the city authorities are aware of such risks and thought out in advance the systems for protecting the city from natural disasters.

Mugging Risk


Mugging and kidnapping are uncommon in Lund. However, as in any country, it is recommended that you remain vigilant at all times. Be cautioned of people trying to distract you, asking or suggesting help to you. It can be a lousy trick.

Terrorism Risk


In the history of the city, there have been no terrorist attacks, but they sometimes happen in Europe. Therefore Lund can also become the target of terrorists. You should be careful and not participate in street demonstrations.

Scams Risk


Usually, there is no fraud in Lund, but you should be careful when shopping online and buy tickets to tourist places only on official websites. Sometimes telephone fraud is possible, but usually, it does not concern tourists.

Women Travelers Risk


Women can be safe in Lund. At any time of day and night in any suburbs. Of course, this does not exclude the use of common sense while traveling, as well. Contact the police if you encounter inappropriate behavior towards you.

So... How Safe Is Lund Really?

Lund is a very safe city, one might say, it is one of the safest cities in Scandinavia.

The crime index is very low here, and although it has grown slightly in recent years, it is still very low compared to other cities in Europe.

You no need to avoid certain areas in Lund.

It all safe.

Even late-night walks through the darkest and most desolate back streets are relatively safe and tourists can walk to the hotel at night without any doubts.

Sometimes travelers can meet rowdy groups of drunk people, mostly students.

However, they are seldom violent to travelers and are often notably polite anyway.

Most danger you can meet in Lund it’s bicycle theft.

So if you have or rent one be sure you lock it or leave in a safe place.

It is really safe here and you are unlikely to encounter other types of crime in Lund.

Perhaps if you get drunk a lot and get into a fight in a bar, you can be rudely put out by local bouncers.

Common sense is enough to be safe in the city.

Locals are friendly and always ready to help, you can contact them with a polite request if you get lost or you need other help in orienting yourself around the city.

Almost everyone knows English.

How Does Lund Compare?

CitySafety Index
Cordoba (Argentina)61
Toronto (Canada)81
Melbourne (Australia)80
Montreal (Canada)81
Sydney (Australia)80
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71

Useful Information



Most countries do not need a visa to enter Sweden for any stays shorter than 90 days. Any longer than that, you might need to acquire a visa. Check your status on A valid passport is a must.



Swedish Krona is the official currency in Sweden. It has a sign: KR; code: SEK. One krona is subdivided into 100 öre. Krona literally means "crown" in Swedish. However, all öre coins have been discontinued as of 30 September 2010. You can still see prices with öre, but all sums are rounded to the nearest krona when paying with cash.



The best times to visit Lund for ideal weather are from mid-May to the end of September. Temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year.



The nearest airport to Lund is Malmo Airport, located 27 km from the city. Malmo Airport is Sweden's fourth busiest airport; it handles international and domestic flights. Malmö Airport features one passenger and two cargo terminals as well as 20 aircraft stands.

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Lund Weather Averages (Temperatures)

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Apr 6° C
May 12° C
Jun 16° C
Jul 18° C
Aug 17° C
Sep 14° C
Oct 10° C
Nov 5° C
Dec 2° C
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2 Reviews on Lund

  1. Lund is no longer safe

    Lund is not what it used to be. sorry, but I am not a politically correct kind of guy, I know the real reason is immigration. say whatever you say, I understand the concept of judging every person independently, but, right after immigration crime has been on the rise, and yes, locals are doing more crime because of this as well. our criminals take advantage of this situation. so… think twice before coming to Lund, it’s really not a peaceful and nice as it used to be.

  2. Safest city I've ever been to

    Lund is by far the safest city I’ve ever visited. It’s a small, quiet, and green city. We didn’t have a single issue and we felt comfortable walking around town even at night. The locals kept to themselves but were helpful and kind. It’s an incredibly beautiful city with lots of young people.

Lund Rated 3.5 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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