Crime in Basel, Switzerland

Crime rates in Basel, Switzerland

Level of crime
21.97 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
55.41 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
23.45 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
20.69 Low
Worries car stolen
13.62 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
22.05 Low
Worries attacked
23.64 Low
Worries being insulted
30.19 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
23.60 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
42.38 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
31.09 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
20.54 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
15.42 Very Low

Safety in Basel, Switzerland

Safety walking alone during daylight
84.08 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
64.74 High

Contributors: 114

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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3 Comments so far
Stef on Oct 17, 2023:
Unfortunately Basel is no longer as safe as it used to be. During daylight hours the city feels safe and is a very pleasant place to be, with lots of cafes, shops and bars. We have many tourists. However at night there are places to avoid. Especially Kleinbasel on the northern side of the Rhine, which is a hotbed of drug dealers and other criminality. I would advise people to avoid places like Claraplatz, Kaserne, Unterer Rheinweg and Dreirosen at night.
Ado on Feb 22, 2023:
Basel has a significant amount of violent crime. The local police has been accused of not being able to address the problem. Basel is known to be a center of drug trade. And recent crime includes the killing of a taxi driver - the stabbing of a man in front of SBB and the sexual assault of a lady in the bike parking area underneath Railway station SBB in broad daylight ….
John B. on Nov 10, 2020:
Whenever an assault or robbery happens you can almost bet in happened in "Basel-Stadt". Its the most criminal Part of Switzerland. By coincidence its also one of the most culturally enriched parts of Switzerland. Would avoid.