Crime in Athens, Greece

Crime rates in Athens, Greece

Level of crime
52.30 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
75.66 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.25 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
46.77 Moderate
Worries car stolen
37.50 Low
Worries things from car stolen
55.46 Moderate
Worries attacked
39.39 Low
Worries being insulted
33.21 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.84 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.12 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.38 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
41.76 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
74.69 High

Safety in Athens, Greece

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.47 High
Safety walking alone during night
47.23 Moderate

Contributors: 344

Last update: July 2018

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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9 Comments so far

#JamesJ on Jul 01, 2018 :
High crime, especially in the city's centre and the poorer suburbs. Some people may be nice and helpful, but many of them are just rude and act like divas. Even in the safest northern suburbs I've heard of several burglaries, but thankfully nobody has ever broken into my apartment so far.
And the school students are so rude, that bullying/mocking is almost part of their school culture there. My children have complained about it a lot :(
#HAsan on Mar 17, 2018 :
Safest place on Europe . Just avoid shady areas if you have over 70iq no way to get pickpocketd
#Anonymous on Jan 18, 2018 :
What a shit hole city. they tired to rape me and they stole my 1000 euros. fuck greece and the city
#Haania on Jun 20, 2017 :
Athens metros are not safe at all. Me and my friend got robbed today. We are tourist and today was our first day in athens. The attitide of police is very casual if we complain them as if robbery is part of athenian culture
#Anonymous on Mar 31, 2017 :
As long as you avoid certain parts of the city at night it is perfectly safe and vivid ;)
#Νιχολαος on Nov 17, 2016 :
Look I will be honest, things happen everywhere and can happen at anytime. I got mugged in Monastiraki/Gazi area walking back from the Clubs, but I was just unlucky, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I still think the City is safe, as always, every City has its shady areas, and Athens has these which are to be avoided at night. Having a Greek background, I felt at home in Athens, it truly is an awesome City and I hope people don't get frightened away from visiting this historically rich City. I still love this City so much even though I had some bad luck and I encourage people to take advantage of what the City has to offer, ranging from History, plenty of sight seeing, beautiful old streets and houses in the Plaka area, food is amazing and really awesome nightlife as well in the Gazi area.
#phoebs on Jul 19, 2016 :
As a Greek person and moreover, an Athenian, the real numbers should read: safety during the day: 85% and safety during the night time: 70%. And to be quite honest, there of course are some areas or particular "zones" in the centre of Athens, that aren't as quite harmless as they used to be, but in Athens in general the violence index is even today low and extreme episodes are truly rare. The very positive thing is that, you can walk in the night, even pass midnight, and you will always come across people on the streets, couples, friends etc.. So, generally speaking, because yes, there is always an exception in the general rule, you won't experience fear and surely not prejudice or bullying what ever your country or skin color... Cheers
#george on Dec 05, 2015 :
Athens is very safe and welcome tourists even immigrants have no problem at all! Of course as in every country there are some restaurant owners,taxi drivers etc that try to take you more money if you are tourist but don't be ashamed to ask a Greek person where to go or how much money is the usual fare or for directions and cheap transportation etc ..All Greeks will happily help you(so much it a kind of anoid hahaha)
#John on Jul 21, 2014 :
athens is one of the safest cities in the world!