Crime in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Crime rates in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Level of crime
16.75 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
51.45 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
22.35 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
15.23 Very Low
Worries car stolen
16.97 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
20.15 Low
Worries attacked
13.75 Very Low
Worries being insulted
11.50 Very Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
9.29 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
31.64 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
23.57 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
19.85 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
64.16 High

Safety in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
93.57 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
80.66 Very High

Contributors: 125

Last update: March 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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3 Comments so far
Jon on Apr 18, 2024:
I'm a foreigner and was scammed in Chiang Mai over Songkran. I was out drinking late and my mobile data didn't work so I stupidly got a tuk tuk. He took me to a karaoke bar instead of the destination I told him and he told me to go just for one drink, I accepted because I was drunk and I didn't know where I was. I bought a drink and they charged me $250 with loads of exaggerated charges like 1500 baht for ice. From what I remember after I paid they finally agreed to organize a taxi for me and took me to where I wanted to go which was fortunately only 5 minutes away.

I'm usually very vigilant of scams (although it might not seem like it from this post) but I let my guard down because everyone told me it was a very safe city and crime is extremely rare.

This is the place where you can see reviews from other tourists with this happening, 3 in the past week:
何成2 on May 23, 2023:
Chiang Mai is very safe, but please don't take tuk-tuks and red pickup taxis. These drivers are basically retired members of the underworld, stay away from them. It is reasonably priced to use the Grab app.
Alex on Oct 29, 2022:
I am a foreigner living in Chiangmai for a few years. This city is totally absolutely safe (although tourists can be scammed sometimes but really rarely). Walking anywhere alone is absolutely safe at any time of day or night. The only threat is stray dogs, especially at night in alleys and on small narrow streets However, there's just no violent crime here. Stealing is also extremely rare