Crime in Bangkok, Thailand

Crime rates in Bangkok, Thailand

Level of crime
42.07 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
59.02 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
39.34 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.58 Low
Worries car stolen
31.14 Low
Worries things from car stolen
36.07 Low
Worries attacked
32.92 Low
Worries being insulted
30.85 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
20.42 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.20 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
43.44 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
39.86 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
83.78 Very High

Safety in Bangkok, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
78.09 High
Safety walking alone during night
54.47 Moderate

Contributors: 317

Last update: July 2021

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
Dave on Aug 11, 2020:
Bangkok Thailand is a complete dump, scammers left and right, women trying to hook up with foreigners to get out of this country, child trafficking and strict abortion laws punishable by jail time, to keep the exploitation going since single mothers who can’t afford to raise kids send them to orphanages where the abuse starts. Land of scams, not smiles, definitely not going back to that dump again.
Chris on Apr 29, 2020:
Friendly and safe city everywhere despite the huge crowds. Only thing I experienced on my first visitwere tuk tuk drivers and their coworkers who try to scam you promising full sightseeing or local festivals for a ridiculous sums just to drive you to businesses who sell stuff you don't need to, like suits. I was better prepared in my 2nd and 3rd visits and just enjoyed it
alain on Apr 17, 2020:
i came to bangkok 25 years ago and live here since 8 years. never had any problems with thais. got attacked by a drunken foreigner once..
thais in general are very polite, and as long as you are polite to them too, you wont get into any trouble.
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2020:
I am a citizen of India.
Delhi for instance is highly unsafe.
But Bangkok was so Safe.
Never felt an inch of fear.

You can Party in Bangkok till 3 am safely unlike India.
Chirag on Dec 18, 2019:
Last year I have good experience in Bangkok have fun enjoyed my holidays is totally amazing thailand
anony. on Apr 10, 2019:
Blow that German tourist murderer Ronnakorn Romruen's head off. But first, smash him up with iron pipes & break off both his hands. Romruen killed that German tourist because she refused his advances. Romruen looks like an ugly pig himself !
Farang on Aug 16, 2018:
I have gone to Thailand for work reasons at least twice a year since around 10 years ago. Never had any trouble. You should be cautios in tourist areas if the city, like Khaosan,Pratunam,etc.where the typical jewelry scammers offer you to take you to a "very cheap place" to rip you off, or tutuk drivers offering take you to prostitutes places. Obviusly you must stay away from prostitucion world, gogo bars, and that kind of places if you want to reduce the risk of being robbed by ladies or ransomed by pimps.
Hammad on May 11, 2018:
People hardly can understand and speak English and also there is always threat of being mugged in any area of the city
Hammad on May 11, 2018:
It is difficult to stay in Bangkok, particularly moving in taxi can be serious
Sam on Oct 17, 2017:
Bangkok is relatively safe and that depends on how you decide to experience the city. I visited many times and once had to face it very dearly with all my stuffs gone, which was my fault I would say to bring in girls with you, you are definitely taking some the risk. Otherwise, Bangkok is a lovely place, having best food, cheap drinks, lots of amenities and shopping outlets. Thai people are generally nice to farangs.

When you are alone, be careful from the colored people from USA who usually would befriend you and might rob you off of your money (but not all of them are bad).
Kim on Aug 02, 2017:
I have been living in Bangkok for more than ten years. I am Thai. I would say all the safety and crime things in Bangkok really depend which area you are in. Mostly in business downtown like Siam, Silom, Sathon, Sukhumvit are fairly safe. Though I haven't faced any crimes myself, it's safer if you are not alone walking at night and always be cautious of your belongings. As a traveller myself to many countries, I'd say it's much safer than in Ho Chi Min where you have a probability to be robbed by some thieves on motorbike. However, it's not as safe as in Tokyo or Singapore where you can walk almost worry free at night.
Marcia on Jul 13, 2017:
Never experienced any crime when we were there. Was paradise on earth can't wait to go back