Crime in Berlin, Germany

Crime rates in Berlin, Germany

Level of crime
40.54 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.16 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
36.30 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.31 Low
Worries car stolen
30.75 Low
Worries things from car stolen
35.94 Low
Worries attacked
39.06 Low
Worries being insulted
44.89 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.53 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.31 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
51.10 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
35.51 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
28.73 Low

Safety in Berlin, Germany

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.83 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
57.25 Moderate

Contributors: 326

Last update: April 2019

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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20 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 12, 2019 :
A young Turkish guy pullled a knife on us in daylight on the train at Alexanderplatz and threatened to stab us
Saw other incidents
A very dangerous angry city
#Anonymous on Jan 30, 2019 :
Germany becomes more and more comparable to Sao Paolo in Brazil. Since several millions of "Refugees" were let in without documents, this country's crime rate tripled and quadrupled.
#Patriot on Jan 02, 2019 :

It is increasing due to the massive immigration of muslims ...
#Jeff on Dec 21, 2018 :
When I was 12 years old, another child punch me in my face ..
#Stephen on Dec 02, 2018 :
got mugged in while walking back to my hotel at night, police couldn't do anything. They stole my watch, phone, money and beat me up. Worst experience in europe ever.
#Anonymous on Nov 26, 2018 :
Have lived in Berlin for 2 years. Only ever heard of pickpocketing happening to friends in the tourist areas.
Berlin is still an incredibly safe city.
#bigGLOCK on Oct 08, 2018 :
the city is generally bad, iv'e seen things, terrible things. things no one should see.
#Sam on Aug 29, 2018 :
The city is safe in general. Just be careful of pickpockets in crowds. Did not encounter any criminals on the street. In tourist areas, it is safe to go out at night
#Guy on Oct 16, 2017 :
I've noticed that level of crime over there for Berlin drastically increased over last years (compare with data from 2012). Seriously Berlin is so dangerous now?
#Jim James on Sep 05, 2017 :
Man, better watch out for those gypsies. I got my eyes back, but I couldn't get my eyelids.
#Indian on Nov 09, 2016 :
Nondellatz, area i lost my bag from hotel berlin, they stole the bag from hotel breakfast area. Visitors be very careful with you assets, it took 3 months for me to return back to my working country it was very hard time to restore back to my normal like.

I would suggest not shake hands with people you don't know, don't walk alone, don't carry more ids, money in your bag.

The soccer trik is normal, they catch your legs in between theirs and start shaking, and while your body is shaking you don't realize what are they stoling.

Police are of no help, thye cant catch them.
#Anonymous on Nov 09, 2016 :
These thief fuckers are spoiling the image of the country . They should be beheaded
#Robert Wilson on Jul 24, 2016 :
Had my Rolex very skillfully removed from my wrist while walking in Potsdam Platz on 7/20. A couple of young guys (25ish) approached my colleague and I and started engaging us in conversation about soccer. The larger one engaged me and the smaller one my colleague. They were still discussing soccer and were gently kicking at my shins in a soccer tackle fashion. This was making me uncomfortable as my space was being invaded. As I pushed my left arm to wards him pushing him away to protect my wallet, he grabbed my left arm as if to keep his balance in the soccer tackle that was going on. Both then promptly left. Total incident took 5~10 secs max. 20 mins later when I went to check the time, I saw my watch was gone. $8000 Rolex gone in 5 secs. The value loss is bad enough but the feeling of having been taken by these punks who are ruining European cities for visitors is what really hurts. A police report was filed, but I really have no expectations. These guys are cleaver fast and very professional. I lost a big asset while being aware and protecting my other asset, my ID and wallet.
#john on Jul 12, 2016 :
Never been robbed in Berlin, don't see any changes or worsening to be honest, and I've been living here for 6 years now.
The city is super safe. Safer than any >200K city in the US that I've ever seen (looking at you SF).
#alan on Apr 08, 2016 :
To be mugged and robbed twice in Berlin within 6 months is quite an accomplishment. 20 years in the city, and unlike most other cities, the chances of this happening are almost impossible..however, even before the influx of refugees in the last 5 years, with the influx of more foreigners in general who may not, as I didn't for the first few years, fit into 'German' society in Berlin, there seems to be more of a need to be more aware of your surroundings... compare the available statistics with any major city in the U.S.,and I think you'll find your safer in Berlin riding the S-bahn sitting next to a guy with a backpack who has a creepy beard and smells than in your house. (that guy might be me)
#Albert on Mar 27, 2016 :
Being robbed at the street while I was in Berlin. Luckily I didn't lost my ID. Don't walk at the quite street, use main street instead for safety
#Ed on Nov 14, 2015 :
Our 25 year old son has been mugged and robbed twice in Berlin by street thugs in the past 6 months.
#Nirmal Prim on Jul 04, 2015 :
We(my wife and I ) were sitting in front of the museum island area when a group of youngsters distracted our attention by singing and shouting. As we turned our heads to the left, some one from behind quietly took away my wife's purse which was lying just by her side. Within a flash we lost everything. Passports money credit cards mobile etc. The next day a kind person rang up our hotel to tell that she found a paper bag with credit cards passports. Luckily the hotel key was also in the purse and this person could inform us. Our money mobile and the bag itself was gone. We are grateful to this lady who went out of her way to help strangers. This happened 2 days back and we are still in Berlin.
#Cath on May 20, 2015 :
Gypsies rob ur eyeballs an come back for ur eyelids
#JJ on Apr 29, 2015 :
I've been living in Berlin (Friedrichshain) for eight years. In that time, I've never been the victim of a single crime, besides having a bicycle stolen (bike-theft is pervasive). Generally, within the Ring (the train line that encircles the city centre), crime is lower than in pretty much any other European city centre. Graffiti is everywhere, but isn't at all indicative of a dangerous neighbourhood. Recently, there has been a slight increase in opportunistic hand-bag robberies, and sporadic instances of burglaries, but none violent. There was one shooting several years ago at Alexanderplatz, and people are still talking about it. The police are intimidating, but generally efficient, reasonable and incorruptible. Berliners tend to get loud and can appear aggressive when drunk, but this rarely, if ever, escalates into violence. Outside the ring, there is a higher proportion of neo-Nazi types, who are unpredictable and best avoided, particularly if you're not white and German-speaking. You will also encounter rows of drug dealers in parts of the city (previously Görlizer Park, now Revalerstraße/Warschauerstraße), but they generally stick to themselves unless engaged. All in all, Berlin is very safe indeed.