Crime in SimCity is when a citizen harms the city through a misdemeanor or felony. Police stations lower the chance of this. Schools also help reduce crime by raising the EQ of the population; smarter and wealthier sims are less likely to commit felonies. Although not an extremely major cause, crime also lowers an area's desirability to some extent if it is a common occurrence in the same area. If you witness a crime occurring, you can dispatch the police as you would during a disaster, but once the car gets there, the officers won't do anything to stop the crime; rather, their arrival will usually cause the crime to despawn.

Examples of crime in SimCity 4

  • Pie Throwing
  • Graffiti
  • Arson
  • Flashing
  • Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Drugs
  • Loitering
  • Purse Snatching
  • Fighting
  • Car Theft
  • Stick-up
  • Bank Robbery