Crime in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Crime rates in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Level of crime
14.72 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
39.88 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
17.26 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
16.85 Very Low
Worries car stolen
10.76 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
25.56 Low
Worries attacked
16.77 Very Low
Worries being insulted
24.88 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
12.09 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
20.93 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
28.36 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
10.37 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
58.88 Moderate

Safety in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Safety walking alone during daylight
90.84 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
75.11 High

Contributors: 225

Last update: May 2021

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
Deni on Dec 20, 2020:
As a person who lived and live in Cluj-Napoca since I was born, I am really surprised to read the bad reviews of my city. I never felt insecure here and I never had problems with thieves or gypsies. Of course you have to take precautions but that's everywhere. In Rome for example, if you don't pay attention to your stuff, your phone or wallet could be stollen in public transportation. So being prudent is the key. If gypsies are asking for money, you have to be ferm in saying no. If they see you unsure, they follow you so you give something to them.
We as people are warm, calm and welcoming. City is clean, not only the city center. For example, I live in the suburbs of the city and it's clean.
In conclusion, as a quote says, "Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things."
I think the person who lives in a place knows better the situation there than a person who only visited.
Take care and you're welcome anytime in Cluj-Napoca!
Troubadour on Feb 18, 2020:
Cluj is great as someone who lived in London and Madrid amongst others, can tell you.

This is not a place to live, it is a way to live it! There is this tranquility around everywhere as well as diverse pub culture .. but of course bad people attract bad vibes ;)
Anonymous on Nov 28, 2019:
What is wrong with you "good" people ? So racist
Do you think everyone is poor in Cluj? Gypsy or thief?
I have businesses I own properties I will not go further with what I own
In Cluj you find 11 Universities with more then 85.000 students from around the world
This city is so animated
This city is not at all how you describe it I was born and raised here I love Cluj is safe I am not afraid to walk on street night or day , I can live anywhere in this world because I have the resources but I still choose Cluj.
My last vacation in 2018 in Paris I can tell I was not feeling safe on street
In 2019 the public transportation in Cluj is great we have 61 electric buses always on time in station with the band dedicated only to public transport you buy a ticket 2trip with 1.04€ that's not expensive at all
The train I don't recommend taking too long to get around the country
In Cluj not everyone is poor, rude and not understanding
Ask for help for example where to find a great place to eat at a good price , where to rent a place to be close to bus and good price
Previous comment from someone - "take precautions as Romania made little progress ever since the fall of the communism."
Yes we have corrupt leaders in this country work less and steal more but things are very much changed since the communism
Did you lived in communism? If you don't know how it is don't talk about it
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.