Crime in Paris, France

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Crime Index: 55.06
Safety Index: 44.94

Crime rates in Paris, France

Level of crime
57.95 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.97 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.61 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
59.62 Moderate
Worries car stolen
48.05 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
53.91 Moderate
Worries attacked
56.44 Moderate
Worries being insulted
64.62 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
46.48 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
60.82 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.90 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
49.24 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
38.89 Low


Safety in Paris, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.55 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.94 Moderate

Contributors: 67

Last update: March, 2015

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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11 Comments so far

#macy on Jan 24, 2015 :
Paris, even if its such a colorful city is the most racist and foreigners hating city. I had to deal with that by myself while I lived there for half an year. i just couldn't take anymore the hate abd arogance of french people. I am not arab, black, indian, but east european. If they treat that way east europeans, you can imagine all other races what have to deal with. It's unhuman.
#Mac on Jan 09, 2015 :
Was in France twice this past summer and spent a few days in Paris. Experienced firsthand a minor gypsy girl trying to pickpocket an elderly Asian lady. We yelled at her and she looked very freightened and ran away. Other than that, the visit was uneventful and all the servers at restaurants were very helpful and friendly. However, we have a house in the wine and champagne country and after we left our house it was broken into. Someone that oversees the house when we are back in USA said it appears nothing was stolen. Probably kids looking for alcohol.
#Bridget on Jan 09, 2015 :
Why! Why! Why! is there so much violence in the world. I always dreamed of going to Europe where my ancestors were from (according to dna) But now I am not sure if this is an adventure I would want to take. At times we have to worry about our own fellow Americans, now France! I just wish we could just treat each other with human respect...for all races, religions and nationalities. In reality we all originate from the same source.
#Sorborgroin on Jul 08, 2014 :
We call them romanian because they are from Romania.
We are not talking about ROMA or Gypsis. It is just a Fact. Be careful in the Tube/Subway because group of young homeless teenagers are just there to steal things... About Violence, We have problems of Violence in Paris even if you have more Cops than any other Europe cities. It is also a fact. But 99,9% of the time, life is just easy in Paris. It is a nice place with very obnoxious People, more specifically workers in tourist place... We are the city of tourism but unfortunately we don't like them ... just kidding ! It is a big City so People don't pay much to you ! Sorry ! but Have Fun, it is still a romantic Place if you want to live this postcard...
#Simon on Feb 20, 2014 :
I plan to come with my new BMW car, and do I have to install alarm against car theft? Is car theft a problem in Paris? I would visit Drancy, and the center of the city?
#Anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 :
Correction : "they are improperly caled " instead "someone they are called".
#Anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 :
Roma is a name given to gypsy population a group of nomadic population living in all European countries, who migrated centuries ago from India, whose language and customs have been carried to the presentday group. They are mistakenly associated with Romanian population just because someone they are improperly called Roma. They could as easily be taken for population living in Rome. They are neither Romanians nor Italians coming from Rome. Wikipedia or any reliable google site will provide more detailed information.
#Mathilde on Jan 07, 2014 :
Many people in France amplify the security problems because they stigmatize A LOT strangers and immigrants, without knowing so much about them. Paris is one of the worriest city in Europe i think but it is because of the lack of good manners characteristic of the Parisians, not because of the people of the street. Don't forget that France is not the revolutionnary and love country anymore, here racism increases since many years and life is more and more expensive.
For tourists, you have to pay attention when you wait for visiting famous monuments as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, because there are many pickpockets waiting in the lines. For the same reason, pay attention when you walk on the Champs Elysées. And, as in every city of the world, more you go out of the historic and touristic center, more you'll face risks of violence... but the true violence is the prices violence in the center of Paris ;)
#parisnoob on Sep 04, 2013 :
going to paris. where should i go and where is safe and fun places to visit. :)
#alex on Jan 25, 2013 :
Just to make one thing clear...gipsys ARE NOT ROMANIA!!!
#Jean Loup on Aug 09, 2011 :
In Paris metro stations can be dangerous as pickpockets are quite often in action. Groups of minor children from Roumania are attacking tourists during crowded situations.
Parts of Paris e.g. 18, 19 and 20 arrondissement can represent a potentialdanger at night.
Northern suburbs of Paris should be avoided by tourists.

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