Crime in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Crime rates in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Level of crime
12.36 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
38.35 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
15.54 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
15.48 Very Low
Worries car stolen
8.76 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
24.28 Low
Worries attacked
14.77 Very Low
Worries being insulted
23.29 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
10.92 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
18.40 Very Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
27.54 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
8.33 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
59.52 Moderate

Safety in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Safety walking alone during daylight
94.35 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
78.41 High

Contributors: 178

Last update: October 2019

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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7 Comments so far

#Post Impressions after the summer Festival on Aug 27, 2018 :
We were a group of 4 - Me from the Netherlands, my gf is from Sweden, and 2 friends from Greece.

We had a general felling of extreme disappointment regarding almost everything about Cluj-Napoca. The problem as I see it, is the almost aggressive marketing campaign that the majority of Romanians put forward about this specifically city. Either the general standards for a decent city in Romania is extremely low, or Romanians suffer from what seems to be an inferiority complex fueled by how the West presents itself aka lots of marketing but its actually pretty crap, such as London, Paris, Barcelona.

In other words, as I do not want to discuss too much about the people we met in Cluj-Napoca..., the infrastructure is garbage including public transport, car rental, traffic; rents are disgusting both in hygiene, prices, and service itself; general attitude of store clerks was abysmal, English certainly not being present at all in some cases; prices in restaurants and bars are sometimes competing if not equal to those in the West.

I could go to great length to also express my opinions on why in Good God's Name we had to always hear Transylvania instead of Romania, but it will certainly say a lot more about me rather than the quality of people who continued to confuse us. There were certain aspects in the comments down below which should've been kept to a minimum but tbh I understand them completely .
#Ricarda Neumann on Jan 21, 2018 :
I have been visiting this city during the 2016 and 2017 Untold Festival time. I can't agree anything about Antoine's review. Romanians as people seemed very chill,the food was excelent,low priced compared to western europe. In the first year we used Uber for getting around and in 2017 we used the public transportation wich was good. I liked that there was nonstop program for buses during the festival wich was very helpfull. I didn't feel any danger during our stays. The accomodation was very good, spacious and modern, near Julius mall.
#Untold Festival on Aug 15, 2017 :
as I went to the festival this summer, I was astonished of how bad and unorganized Romania is. not to mention the fact that Cluj itself felt like it was totally unprepared for it. I must admit the show itself was fine, but anything else was deplorable to say the least. similar to the last comment, half of the people did seem intentionally rude and mean, with the other half (mostly the younger part) totally awkward considering their continuously obnoxious attempts to "look good", if I may, in front of foreigners. I hate using this word, but their were extremely "cringe"! also, I understand that if you have a high influx of people, you are allowed to raise the price. but the quality and service was extremely(!) bad. gypsies did not make anything better. I will not go into other more specific details, but the borderline is that if you want to visit Cluj, take precautions as Romania made little progress ever since the fall of the communism.

this was a personal experience, written after several days from the events. take it with a grain of salt.
#Antoine on Jul 30, 2017 :
a lot of Romanians are very hyped about this city, but heed my words as there is nothing special about it. It is crammed, very dirty, and everything in it still has that Soviet appearance. There are a lot of gypsies in the city. Most of people should learn the minimum courtesy and common sense. It is common to meet locals who have an extremely arrogant attitude as they are, I quote, "Transylvanian"(?). Public transport is a mess in my honest opinion and so are the prices for everything (the most ridiculous renting prices I have seen in all Europe. Barn-like-"flats" which rent at about the price of Denmark or Southern Germany). The only good food I could find was the same price as in the West.

Tl,dr.: Crammed, dirty, Soviet city. Gypsies and arrogant-poor Romanians, proud to be the lowest cast in Autria-Hungaria. Expensive and awkward.
#Vasile Gocan on Jan 18, 2017 :
I love Cluj. It is safe and fun. There is a momentum built in Cluj now is a great time to live in Cluj today. Cluj is on the top of the wave.
#Anonymous on Sep 24, 2016 :
Thanks Alan for your contribute! Romania is a wonderful country!
#Alin on Aug 10, 2016 :
Living here at the moment. All I can say is this:

Crime is mainly focused around the train station area because you get a lot of gypsies loitering about. Petty theft is the worst time of crime happening there.

Taxi drivers are usually honest and won't fleece you. Public transport is a good alternative too.

Don't worry about car theft or break-ins. The city is littered with cameras and police is doing a pretty good job maintaining the peace an quiet.

The Roma might try to imoress you with stories about them just getting out of prison. Ignore them. Enjoy the good life this city has to offer and mind your own business.

You REALLY need to be looking for trouble to get into trouble around here.