|Level of crime||31.48||Low|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||46.75||Moderate|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||31.96||Low|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||28.33||Low|
|Worries car stolen||32.38||Low|
|Worries things from car stolen||38.67||Low|
|Worries being insulted||33.24||Low|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||26.82||Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||38.36||Low|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||44.95||Moderate|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||23.22||Low|
|Problem corruption and bribery||71.22||High|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||84.41||Very High|
|Safety walking alone during night||61.64||High|
Last update: March 2023
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.
|Crime in Budaörs (Budaors)||6.22 miles|
|Crime in Budakeszi||6.63 miles|
|Crime in Üröm||8.34 miles|
|Crime in Törökbálint||10.23 miles|
|Crime in Dunakeszi||11.51 miles|
|Crime in Halásztelek||12.34 miles|
|Crime in Szentendre||12.89 miles|
|Crime in Pomáz||13.08 miles|
|Crime in Érd||18.53 miles|
|Crime in Godollo||20.02 miles|
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In terms of robbery, be vigilant of your belongings and avoid homeless people and drunkards.
Increasing racism and xenophobia, fueled by media and government discourses is also a concern.
It is much worse with drunk people harressment, insults, racism, and this include also police forces which are definitely not taking care of the matter.
I have lived in Manila, Jakarta, Barcelona, Madrid, Warsaw, Vienna and now Budapest and while I may have had a couple of run-ins with the locals, I was never made to feel threatened, and there is a reason?
The eastern Europeans do NOT show the same friendliness that the French, Spanish or Italians do. They tend to be distrustful until they get to know you, and this I suspect is because they are relatively new to multi-culturalism and mass tourism. Most are hard working with very low pay and do not like to waste time with pleasantries. They do not tend to smile when they first meet you, but once they get to know you they are very friendly and generous, especially if you make the effort to speak some of their languages.
People of Budapest are not really used to that much tourism or multiculturalism, it is mostly new for them, within the last 10 - 12 years. Don´t expect them to be the same as those from Countries that are used to this ideal. It has taken a year for the people at the Spar grocery store to even smile at me when I am there, let speak welcomingly at all.
If you are out in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th district, (Center) after 11 pm on any night, then that is when the party districts come to life and they attract both the decent as well as the indecent. You have to be vigilant in any city, but here where they are relatively new to foreigners, you need to be extra vigilant.
Very simply put, do not carry much cash, 25000 forints (about 80 euros) is more than enough for the night at a club or a bar. Always travel with a couple of others that you know and trust, use the "Taxify" app to get a reliable taxi and be polite to whoever your meet. You do not have to smile, but Hungarians respect politeness.
Why I have never had many problems, is 1) I am a big guy that most think would be too much trouble to mess with maybe, but I think it is because of number 2) Show some respect to the people you have to deal with, make the effort to speak your host country´s language.....even a little bit.
If you know that the area you are in is potentially dodgy, then don´t go there unless accompanied by others you can trust and rely upon.
Do not get drunk out of your skull and expect to be treated the same as your hometown, know when to quit and arrange to safely get back to the hotel.
Don´t walk around paranoid and jittery all the time, the person that walks down the street with confidence and a slight swagger maybe never has a problem.
And 4, buy some pepper spray if you feel necessary to do so.
In other words, quit expecting the world to be just like your hometown and realize you are not in Kansas anymore. The world is a dramatically diverse place and with that comes a very diverse personality for each place.
Budapest is a very safe city, (Compared to Manila, Jakarta or Barcelona), provided you make the effort.
The Turks should have disciplined these degenerates some more; maybe teach them some common decency.