Crime in Berlin, Germany

Crime rates in Berlin, Germany

Level of crime
41.31 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.49 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
39.30 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.04 Low
Worries car stolen
33.02 Low
Worries things from car stolen
37.85 Low
Worries attacked
39.09 Low
Worries being insulted
45.41 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
30.94 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.42 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
51.96 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
35.96 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.66 Low

Safety in Berlin, Germany

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.32 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
56.00 Moderate

Contributors: 223

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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18 Comments so far

#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.
#Rokas on Jan 27, 2015 :
Last yeat i visited Berlin it was avesome trip. But i saw one man was stabbed to death just out of the club for unknown reasons. Anyway polive cached the murderer within 12 hours.

But Berlin is awesome!
#Daniel K. on Dec 29, 2014 :
I too was hit on the head in an U Bahn station and knocked out bloody....the person robbed me of all my euros and it was not reported either. I woke up in a hospital in Kreuzberg with a doctor putting stitches in my forehead.I have lived in Berlin on and off since 2003 and I can tell you first hand that the violent crime rate has quadrupled at least since all of the rents have gone sky high and all the speculation has increased.Berlin was a great city once,but now it is unfortunately joining the ranks of formerly great cities.Techno hell filled with wealthier and wealthier twenty something's.I guess I shall leave here soon as I don't see any good signs ahead.Be careful here if you come here,especially in Kottbusser Tor and Hermanstrasse(new crime areas) The East neighborhoods like Hellersdorf and Marzhan have always had reputations for ost skinhead activity,but now add Kreuzberg 36 to the danger zones particularly at night.
#Isabelle on Sep 07, 2014 :
I spent 3 months in Berlin Germany (Feb 6th 2014 - May 7th 2014)on an exchange and I had only one scary experience I guess you could say... some guy approached me when I was at the U-bahn Gesundbrunnen and he asked me a question in French expecting I was also French which I am but not from France. I am Canadian and we are way to nice compared to Germans so I responded back to his question on which way he would take to go somewhere. (knowing now I would ignore him like everyone else) He said thank you and walked away and then came back and was asking me "can I have your number" or "can I have a picture with you" and I was a little creeped out not going to lie but I told him "I have no phone and no im sorry" (which of course I had a phone), luckily there was many people at the station and I was waiting for my friend (another Canadian exchange student). Besides that I had no fear of walking by myself anywhere or taking the bus or u-bahn at midnight, 3 or 4 in the morning. I felt very safe in every neighborhood besides Kreuzburg but I went my with exchange partner (native German from Berlin) and it was right after school (we went to the waffle house). It is a European city so watch out for gypsies but I found Berlin is not half as bad as France, England, Holland and Belgium. Hopefully this helps for anymore going to Berlin...
#Michael C on May 26, 2014 :
I was mugged at the gunpoint near the S Bahn station in Westkreuz, Charlottenburg a few days ago on 23 May 2014. My assailant brandished a pistol, pepper-sprayed me and hit my head with the canister while I tried to get away from him. I gave him my wallet and he seemed to want to hit me again (maybe to knock me unconscious so that he could have enough time to escape or to kill me). That's when I ran for my life and managed to get away from him. During the attack, two cars went by from the S Bahn, I cried for help. Neither stopped. When I finally ran to the main street, blood all over my face, crying for help, only one of the half dozen cars that went by stopped and called the ambulance and the police for me. My assailant looked either Eastern European or Turkish, definitely not German. I'm glad that I'm alive. Be careful there. By the way, I haven't seen this being reported on the news channels nor in newspapers. I suspect that the Berlin police department does not want to publicize the rising violent crimes in their city.
#Will Thompson on Apr 26, 2014 :
I forgot to say. We're from Canada.
#Will Thompson on Apr 26, 2014 :
My wife and I stayed in Berlin from January 29-February 28,2014. We found it to be beautiful,friendly and safe. We stayed at Bundesallee and Joachimstaler area. We walked everywhere. Reichstag. Schloss Charlottenberg. Wedding district which is where my father in law grew up. Checkpoint Charlie etc. We met many people from different cultures and what I found out is that people are generally the same no matter what nationality. There are radicals in all races. We felt safe every second of our trip. What we did find disturbing was that a Jewish store had to have police guard 24 hours a day. It's sad to think that 70 years after the war this stuff still goes on. Great experience! We will be back next year for more beer and schnitzel. last thing. Hey people? Quit walking and texting!!!! Sorry that I ran you over but I got tired of walking around someone that was thoughtless of those around them. They'll think twice after