Crime in Bucharest, Romania

Crime rates in Bucharest, Romania

Level of crime
24.56 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
31.97 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
26.03 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
26.72 Low
Worries car stolen
20.34 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.58 Low
Worries attacked
21.72 Low
Worries being insulted
34.69 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
14.05 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
24.31 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
34.02 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
14.81 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
75.69 High

Safety in Bucharest, Romania

Safety walking alone during daylight
88.27 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
66.52 High

Contributors: 297

Last update: September 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.

Sign up for our newsletter:
Your email address:
Leave a comment:
Your name: Sign In
Your email address (optional):
Your comment (no HTML):

9 Comments so far

#Ella on Sep 03, 2017 :
You feel much safer in Bucharest compared to London and many of the other great capitals of Europe.
#Anonymous on Aug 18, 2017 :
The comment below is a pile of shit.
I, an American, and over 20 of my friends and aquintances have visited Bucharesf many times in the last 5 years for business and pleasure, have used public transportation, taxis, nowadays uber is best and cheaper than the already cheap taxis. It's a lot of fun to be had, great food and a myriad of great places to visit. Yes it has a long way to go, a lot is being renovated. A lot has been renovated and a lot needs it, but it's great, and no earthquake will hit it soon to say the least.
Also a lot of great people. You have your bad apples everywhere, new york city is no different and everyone flocks here cause it's still great despite its share of shit. Nowhere is perfect, but Bucharest is great none the less
#A disgusting gypsy hive on Jul 23, 2017 :
An absolute shithole of a city, if you can name it "a city". Every building is on the brink of collapse, it smells like shit, piss and puke everywhere (I am thinking of the old center right now...). Most of the buildings are not earthquake resistant, actually they are so deteriorated, that they have some signs on them to be avoided. Gypsies are omnipresent and it is extremely expensive for what it offers!

The public transport is a disaster! Its teeming with gypsies which will attack and/or mug you at any second. Nobody does anything about it! Not to mention that the people will basically never help you but rather set you back. If you wanna die a slow and painful death, try the going with the metro.

Do not try to rent a car! I mean it! Believe the news that says it is in top 5 worldwide considering gridlocks. I have seen it with my own eyes, drivers who go to fight another, spitting at each other, yelling, an absolute nightmare!

Confronted with all of this, Romanians will still praise it. Most of the Romanians who praised it seem to come from extremely poor backgrounds, but had a wonderful heart! And somehow I understand them, they do not have any other choice.

If you wanna be truly impressed by Romania, you really have to try the Carpathians. Avoid any major city at all cost.

PS: Avoid the central train station at any costs... There are no words...
#Alin on Aug 10, 2016 :
Romanian (from the East). Lives in Bucharest for about 1 year and all I can say is that I've never felt uncomfortable there. In terms if crime, watch out for scammers and stay away from gyspies (just ignore them, let them talk, nothing will happen). Taxi drivers can be a problem, so I suggest walking back home after a night-out, as the bastards will fleece you with astronimical prices.

Apart from that, the city is one of the safest in Europe, small mugging incidents and the police does its job pretty well.

Car theft is practically inexistent, and don't be afraid that somebody will break your car windows to steal your cd player. Just don't let your wallet on the dashboard.
#Adrian on Oct 15, 2015 :
no worries about car thefts and no worries at all.It is one of the safetiest cities of the world.
#RoyRaminho on Sep 08, 2015 :
I'm Portuguese and I've been living in this city for the last 3 years. Nothing ever happened, and from my feeling of the city - Nothing ever will. I walk at any hour at any place, I don't even become wallet money conscious in this city because I just don't need to.
It's far safer than Lisbon or O'Porto on the other side of Europe.
Public transport is safe as well. Be streetwise, I've never seen #Jim's thing with the Buses - Someone asking for your money and whatnot. Sounds BS to me to be honest but if it happened to him it was something singular I'm sure.Only trouble with the buses is that they carry everyone - Poor people as well, because they're so cheap/freeride.
Taxis are FAR worse than buses, because they are always trying to nail a tourist. I'm streetwise and I can deal with them, and they never tried anything out of the ordinary with me.
#Jim on Jun 21, 2015 :
Hi Andy, I'd suggest not to use public transport especially buses! Taxis are extremely cheap (downtown to airport is 7€ on meter) just always ensure its the cheap taxi by checking the price and have a hotel call it for u and ensure its on the meter they'll otherwise try charging u flat rate. If you're going a long distance then pre negotiate a rate. I usually go from downtown Bucharest to ruse Bulgaria for around 45€.

Buses are havens for fake police that will come and ask u to pay a fine etc.... The buses are dingy so do yourself a favour and take a taxi everywhere.

It's a safe city, just heed the above advice...
#Andy on Jun 15, 2015 :
I am going to Bucharest in October for a weeks holiday. I am going by myself I am safety concious and I am well prepared. I am looking at using the public transport system. Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my trip
#BUCUR on Jan 25, 2014 :
@Sam - not at all. Compared to other major European Capitals, Bucharest is a safe city. Crime rate is about 30% and about 70% of the city is safe to walk at time of the day.
I recommend you to prepaire in advance your trip before you get here. Search online for the cheapest taxi fares and car rentals. We have one of the best night life, excellent food and the most beautiful girls in the world!