Crime in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Crime rates in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level of crime
29.83 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
47.45 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
25.69 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
25.53 Low
Worries car stolen
20.44 Low
Worries things from car stolen
31.07 Low
Worries attacked
24.32 Low
Worries being insulted
27.52 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
20.43 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
41.19 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
35.69 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
26.15 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
19.26 Very Low

Safety in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.87 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
65.59 High

Contributors: 447

Last update: April 2024

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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12 Comments so far
Clare on Apr 07, 2024:
70-80% of violent crime, including rape, is committed by MENAA migrants. The city is not like it was in the 80s or 90s, it is a dangerous place to be out alone at night or even in many places during the day.
Jess on Apr 04, 2024:
It is such a shame what's been happening to Amsterdam. I myself have dealt with a lot of sexual harassment in various areas and do not feel safe in Amsterdam anymore, and recently I was helping yet another woman who constantly deals with the same things - like me, it's almost always by certain types of immigrants. If she tries to speak up brainwashed bullies will also harass her, so she feels really alone. I hope I've provided enough resources to keep her from developing PTSD, but at this point the only thing she can really do is leave. Europe is done.
Anonymous on Feb 29, 2024:
Nice city and safe, just keep away from the usual suspects and you'll be good.
Linda E. on Sep 20, 2023:
White female, 31 yrs old. Living in Amsterdam for 7 years now, safe and sound. Can't believe the negative bs people post here. It is a very busy town with lots to do, easy to meetup with new people and yes, for a big city it is very safe, compared to other major cities.
Caroline on Jun 28, 2023:
I don't know why other "women" here post such BS.

Amsterdam is a very safe city, for women, minorities, business people, everyone.

Compared with the U.S. or southern europe it is extremely safe.
Unsafe woman on Jun 21, 2023:
If you search for "sexual harassment in Amsterdam" you'll come across stats showing only part of the problem, because the reality is worse but we're not allowed to talk about it OR people, even women, will straight up deny it or will excuse the criminals because they're foreign.

The questions above worry about diversity but make no mention of women's safety because they do not care about what happens to us, reflecting perfectly the attitude of Dutch government and authorities alike, not to mention many Dutch people, too, including women, mind you!

If you're a woman in Amsterdam you need to be careful and if you're attractive you have to be VERY CAREFUL. The ones saying nothing ever happens to them must be unattractive or maybe they live and remain in fancy, all-white areas from where the criminals are kept out.
Gwen on Jun 13, 2023:
What a nonsense in the comments here !

I am a white woman living in Amsterdam for years without any problems at all. Full of trolls and racists here, unbelievable !
anonymous on May 28, 2023:
I'm a woman and have been victim to multiple crimes in Amsterdam, several women I know have, too, and men I know have, too. From sexual assault to burglary and armed robbery, the situation in Amsterdam has become unbelievable. It's like the government is working overtime to make this city a third world hell hole.

Amsterdam is no longer safe due to mass immigration. The city's a lot more like a north African ghetto than a European capital. It's sad and infuriating to see this and to know it's done on purpose.
Anonymous on Jan 24, 2022:
@gabriël the moroccan could be Casablancan because Casablanca is like the most dangerous city in morocco I’m from Vienna Austria I won’t go to Amsterdam because I don’t want to I just want to stay in Vienna Austria (I’m not Austrian I’m australian)
Jens on Aug 27, 2021:
Dude yesterday on 28. August 2021 at evening not even dark on Haarlemmerdijk street five african kids dressed like street ghetto kids, you know, standed infront of a house and a old woman went inside and two of them followed her!!! Three of them were standing outside watching. They realized we watched and one of then started whistling at us and yelling. We walked fast as possible because we realized what was going on but I hope nothing happened to her :(
Anonymous on Jul 05, 2021:
You're only safe if you're not surrounded by muslims and black people, but this shouldn't come as a surprise as they're genetically more likely to rob you
Gabriël on Jan 05, 2021:
I saw that a young guy (curly black hair, a light tan, I think a Morrocan) shoots another person in the chest. I was so afraid that I didn’t know what to do, so i just took a cap to my hotel.
It was at the west part of Amsterdam tho.