How Safe Is Malmo for Travel?

Malmo, Sweden
Safety Index:
82

Malmo is Sweden’s third-largest city and the capital of the province of Scania on the southern tip of the country.

Malmo is a port city on the Oresund strait; this city is connected to Copenhagen by the Oresund bridge.

Together, the two cities form duopolies and a core of a broader Oresund region spanning parts of Denmark and Sweden.

The historic central parts of Malmo is called Gamla Staden (Old Town); this is an exciting area for tourists.

Here you can also see: Davidshallstorg – an area with designer shops; Gamla Wester is a quiet and sophisticated part of the city with many galleries and restaurants; Stortorget is the central square of Malmo and many others.

Warnings & Dangers in Malmo

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK : LOW

Malmo is not without crime, but the city is safer than other European cities of this size. Avoid areas remote from the city center and do not walk around the city at night. If you use common sense, then you will not get into trouble.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Taxis and public transportation are relatively safe. Buses run on a schedule, so traveling around the city is very comfortable. However, during rush hours, when there are a lot of people in transport, pickpockets need to be wary. Use a taxi when you get home late at night.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

Purse snatchers and pickpockets often operate in tourist areas and public transport. It is also worth being careful at public transportation. Always watch your pockets and do not carry jewelry, lots of cash, and original documents.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

The Malmo region is prone to flooding, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, storms, and volcanic eruptions. But those risks are not too often happens. It's better to learn about the current weather situation before you come here.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM

Malmo safe enough city and severe mugging and kidnapping risks are rare here. Although some areas are best to be avoided at night, especially suburbs, lock your car and bicycle and do not care a lot of valuable things with you. Take a taxi if you return to the hotel late at night.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK : LOW

Terrorist attacks in Malmo can occur because there have been cases of terrorist attacks in Sweden. Although this risk is quite rare, it cannot be ruled out. Do not participate in mass gatherings and political demonstrations. Avoid large crowds in the streets and indoors.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM

Most fraud occurs by phone, SMS, and email. Usually, tourists do not come under this risk. But you should be aware that if third parties ask you to transfer information about your cards or personal passport data - these are scammers and you should not do this.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Malmo is generally safe for women traveling solo, except suburbs of the city after dark. Just follow the rules of common sense, such as avoiding deserted and poorly lit streets and areas, and your trip should go smooth.

So... How Safe Is Malmo Really?

Malmo crime rate is medium.

Most crimes are related to robberies, car thefts, attacks, and vandalism.

The area of ​​Rosengård is best avoided, especially in the dark.

In general, Malmo is quite safer than other European cities of the same size.

There are some problems with drug gangs and ethnic harassment.

If you use common sense and monitor your surroundings, you are unlikely to get into trouble.

As in other Swedish cities, bar brawls, bicycle thefts, and pickpocketing are among the significant risk factors for visitors.

If traveling on foot or by car, keep an eye out for bicycles, which expect others to yield.

A big chunk of violent crime takes part in different criminal groups.

The suburbs of Malmo are best avoided because they have the most crimes.

Do not carry a lot of cash and expensive jewelry in order not to attract the attention of criminals to yourself.

Do not walk around the city late at night and alone.

Use common sense and always keep an eye on your things.

Usually, tourists are not a target for criminals, and you can easily travel around Malmo without any problems.

The police work quite quickly and efficiently.

Therefore, if you have any trouble, immediately contact the police.

Useful Information

  • Visas - 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 doyouneedvisa.com. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - 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.
  • Weather - The best times to visit Malmo for ideal weather are mid-May to October. Average temperatures in Malmo vary greatly, and the weather feels cold for about half of the year and otherwise excellent with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year.
  • Airports - Malmo Airport is Sweden's fourth busiest airport. The airport is located in the Svedala Municipality, approximately 28 kilometers east of Malmo. Malmo Airport features one passenger and two cargo terminals, as well as 20 aircraft stands.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
Click here to get an offer for travel insurance

Malmo Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 0° C
Feb -1° C
Mar 3° C
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
Choose Temperature Unit

Average High/Low Temperature

Temperature / MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High
°C
2251016202221171274
Low
°C
-2-302711131310730
High
°F
363641506168727063544539
Low
°F
282732364552555550453732

Where to Next?

2 Reviews on Malmo

  1. A
    Angeline says:

    Worst place in sweden

    Malmö and the other bigger cities in Sweden are no longer safe. Rapes, murders, explosions happen daily now. Big gangs do what they want and basically rule the cities. The government is corrupt and the law and order is not working.

    1. S
      Stein G. says:

      Spot on, Angeline. To define Malmø as a safe city for women is absurd – and dangerous, in case women actually believes this site. Safety index 82 in Malmø and 78 in Oslo? Really?

Rated 2 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

Share Your Experience