Jersey: Crime

The Largest Channel Island

Jersey Crime

Jersey has a reputation of being one of the safest places in the world to live. Although there has been a slight increase in street crime on the whole there is nothing to be too concerned about. To prevent yourself from being a victim of crime in Jersey, take the necessary precautions as you would anywhere in the world. Keep valuables out of site especially in cars left unattended. Walking around at night is usually safe. There can be some rowdiness when pubs close however this is minimal but just keep a watchful eye open. From government figures made available, crime in Jersey is heavily influenced by youth offending with 41% of all offences detected in 2004, committed by youths under 18. There were 193 young offenders dealt with in 2005 so one can see that crime in Jersey is still minimal.