Crime in Berlin, Germany

Crime rates in Berlin, Germany

Level of crime
44.40 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.92 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
38.57 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.98 Low
Worries car stolen
32.00 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.68 Low
Worries attacked
41.57 Moderate
Worries being insulted
48.26 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
32.74 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
58.92 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.18 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
37.46 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
31.07 Low

Safety in Berlin, Germany

Safety walking alone during daylight
78.81 High
Safety walking alone during night
52.52 Moderate

Contributors: 624

Last update: August 2022

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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30 Comments so far
Anonymous on Aug 02, 2022:
in 1 month of vacation I got robbed in broad daylight at an ATM next to a Synangogue and the police didnt even care only told me a patrol would come for me, a friend got assaulted by 3 men in the tram at night on his way home because he wouldnt give them 10euros, another friend also almost got robbed in front of a restaurant. Berlin is a shithole stay away if you can.
Anonymous on Jul 05, 2022:
This page is all lies. Berlin is probably one of the safest cities in the world. I have walked around the "worst" places in the middle of the night with 0 fear. The only interesting thing you see is the occasional insane drug addict hobo.

The "values" here are literally just averages of what people send in at the survey thing, so genius American /pol/ users that heard about the "rapefugee" storm and still think its 2015 flood it with the results they want and then turn around to use them as an argument in the comments.
Lex on Jun 17, 2022:
This is exactly like in the state of Florida in the USA
Ich on Sep 29, 2021:
It depends very much on the neighborhood. There are few hotspots for trouble, just avoid them, especially at night.
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2021:
i might be moving to berlin for university and to be honest, i am getting very concerned for my safety just by reading the comment section.
Anonymous on Jul 08, 2021:
Every day another stabbing. Females dont feel safe here for the past years. Its getting worse as the data shows
Compare? on May 03, 2021:
Here you go:

Kabul, Afghanistan Crime Index: 76.06
Damascus, Syria: 68.40
Lagos, Nigeria: 64.82
Tripoli, Libya: 64.27
Baghdad, Iraq: 63.29
Berlin, Germany: 41.14
Zurich, Switzerland: 16.40
So yes, Berlin is safer than those cities in Africa and Middle East. For now.

Continue importing criminals without background checks and you’ll see the same level of crime on the German streets.
Berlin: Crime increasing in the past 3 years: 68.46 (High)
What a coincidence!
Compare on Apr 20, 2021:
Compare these stats to other major cities around the world. Learn how to understand. It never fails that those who state that others can’t think independently are in fact the ones that are projecting their own inefficiency on others. Spend time and look at how these numbers compare and do so without an agenda
anonymous on Apr 17, 2021:
Thankfully there're still people who think independently and don't buy into the far leftist propaganda in the mass media.
Crime is real and it's imported. Rapefugees not welcome!
Anonymous on Apr 17, 2021:
It's very embarrassing that this website allows rightwingers to pollute their site with propaganda, you might aswell seek travel advice from 4chan.
anonymous on Mar 31, 2021:
It's true and very sad what's happening to Berlin and Germany since they allowed those millions of fake refugees to come.
Import the third world and you become the third world. Skyrocketing crime is just one of the consequences.
It's not about race or religion, but about thorough background checks of those who you let into the country.
Those who raped hundreds of German women in Cologne in 2015 would have been in jail had it happened in Saudi Arabia.
desta kiflemariam on Jan 05, 2021:
As I have read there is crime in Berlin. BUt this should be minimize as it is not good for the reputation of the city.
Anonymous on Oct 30, 2020:
no no, they are mostly right. you go in their countries and they behave. you bring over 2 million people with different culture, gangs will form. statistics dont lie
Madiha on Jun 09, 2020:
I have lived in different parts of Berlin over the last 8 years. other then petty crimes like a wallet being stolen or bikes being stolen never faced anything related to violence. S

Ashamed to read comments from illiterate people who are equating Africans and Muslims like they are both races. Religions and races are very different things. Crime mostly has only one cause, poverty resulting in bad neighbourhoods.

Same as any other metropolitan city in the world berlin has some upper and some lower neighbourhoods, which can result in differing crimes. Has nothing to do with religion/race. Period
Anonymous on Mar 31, 2020:
I can confirm what "Dr. Bolja e Madhe" mentioned below. Subway stations have become quite dangerous especially at night in some zones (wedding, kreuzberg, reinickendorf etc). Also at night buses may not be that safe especially if a bit empty. There are groups (especially of Arabic / Muslims) that have no respect for nobody and may harass you (if you are a women, double your caution). There is also the drunk and drugs guys that you can find especially in subways (even though those are generally harmless). I have also noticed some vandalism including destroying bicycles and even cars.
Dr. Bolja e Madhe on Feb 08, 2020:
In Berlin is very dangerous in the subway stations. The city has so much people with hate. Not only Arabic people but there are many German people that are bad. I mean the Arabic people have nothing to do with religion so don't insult it. I live here since five years and I must say that after 20:00 is dangerous to walk in zones like Kreuzberg and Wedding because of groups that maybe talk or fight with you.
HopeForChange on Nov 04, 2019:
Sadly the crime has risen dramatically in Berlin due to a huge influx of immigrants of african and middle eastern origin. This is not racist speak whatsoever, it is plain, bald, inconvenient fact. I know because I lived here for years, and then came back 10 years later. Incomparable.
p on Nov 03, 2019:
Look at the difference between Berlin and Dresden. They are very close, but Dresden doesn't have muslims and also doesn't have crimes! Coincidence, I think not!
It's very easy to understand that the fault of crimes ARE africans and muslims.
Luckily, very soon some good politicians will be elected who will send back those africans and muslims AWAY and restore peace.
Anonymous on Sep 21, 2019:
Living in Berlin for 5 years, not seen any violent act, wife getting home alone at night. Safer than many cities in the US
Anonymous on Sep 13, 2019:
I went to Berlin during summer vacation. Got attacked on my way to the hotel, got a fractured arm and a dislocated knee for my trouble. 4/10 the food almost made up for it.

Seriously though, AVOID this city at all costs!
Anonymous on Jul 22, 2019:
well I am not sure if it is that criminal compared to other places in the world but I used to live in Berlin and my house got broken into and they stole all my gold and money.And the second time they tried to break into my house again but I have seen them and they ran away and they never got caught .
Anonymous on Apr 30, 2019:
Live here for 3.5 years. I never saw violence or robbery or heard that from anyone. And I go to clubs on weekend nights regularly. And I live in supposedly the most dangerous part: Kotti.
Got bike stolen twice though
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