Crime in Bangkok, Thailand

Crime rates in Bangkok, Thailand

Level of crime
48.24 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.52 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.96 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
45.00 Moderate
Worries car stolen
39.40 Low
Worries things from car stolen
41.61 Moderate
Worries attacked
35.94 Low
Worries being insulted
37.03 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.00 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.02 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.47 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
48.11 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
87.18 Very High

Safety in Bangkok, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
76.25 High
Safety walking alone during night
50.94 Moderate

Contributors: 162

Last update: December 2017

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

#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
#ta on Apr 22, 2016 :
daily muggings shotings stabbings fights corruption and a lot of drugs.
#Anonymous on Feb 15, 2016 :
i want to ask if i am coming from india and bring some food with me just 30 to 40 kg. for me only. its crime
#T rod on Feb 04, 2016 :
I have traveled to Thailand many years now and never had any problems. It is one of the last truly free countries left in the world, unlike the united States where there is a fee or tax for everything!!!
#Rachel on Jan 05, 2016 :
I've lived in Bangkok for 14 years and am female. I am often out alone and have never once had a problem from a Thai. Don't believe anything some of these commentators say. They just love to stir up trouble about Thailand, most of which is not true.
#GLENN HAFFNER on Mar 30, 2015 :
TO JASON---BANGKOK IS BIGGER THAN NYC AND A LOT HOTTER.-very low crime, but there is corruption-i agree with all statistics at the top of the graph. Becaise it is a big city with over 12 million people, the economic opportunities are truly remarkable. Make it happen!!!
#Jason on Mar 11, 2015 :
Bangkok is New York City, but just a little smaller and much warmer. It has over 8 million people! Big city air pollution...YEAH! Big city water and trash pollution..YEAH! If you're looking for healthier living conditions move North, and let us big kids play in the dirty, brackish sandbox! I'll run you over on my scooter later on the sidewalk, while you're shopping:) Ha!
#eden on Aug 22, 2014 :
A mostly quiet and peaceful country with a strong bhuddist cultural underpinning. There is some corruption among policemen and government officials but all in all a much safer country to visit live or work than the US.
#Anonymous on Mar 16, 2014 :
Expect to be over charged and don't argue with tuk tuk or taxi drivers they are part of a crime organization for the most part. Corrupt police charge you money any time they are called.. If Thailand wants our money they'd better protect us from being robbed, scammed and drugged. Always keep your windows down with a book or something keeping the window from closing completely. Some cab drivers are using chloroform to knock out you, then they steal everything and leave your unconscious body in the street. Check the Australian news about visiting Thailand, they'll tell you the truth. And what the real problems are. There are good people, however don't trust anyone.