Crime in Cologne, Germany

Crime rates in Cologne, Germany

Level of crime
44.59 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
67.89 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
37.31 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.56 Low
Worries car stolen
25.73 Low
Worries things from car stolen
40.60 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.56 Moderate
Worries being insulted
46.43 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
26.43 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
58.09 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.40 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
34.85 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.04 Low

Safety in Cologne, Germany

Safety walking alone during daylight
75.06 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.23 Moderate

Contributors: 151

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.

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3 Comments so far
traveler on Mar 11, 2023:
Be aware that German goverment do support thieves, so the country is very unsafe. For example, in Germany it's barely allowed to use dash cams and any type of cameras (only very limited usage). So criminals feels like they could do whatever they want and nothing will ever be filmed.
Philipp on Nov 07, 2020:
I have to agree with the other comments that Cologne is pretty save. I've been wandering around a lot at night and always felt save. Pickpocketing can indeed be a problem in some areas like the historic center. Be cautious of male groups of at least 2 people trying to involve you in conversations (like asking for the right direction). Still happening rarely though. I never experienced any violence, even with rather suspect individuals.
I'm a guy however and can't tell what its like for women. But even as a member of the LGBTIQ-Community I never had issues. I know in sometimes, there can be insults, in extreme cases even physical agression. I know of some drag queens being insulted and attacked once. Still the LGBTIQ community is big and supportive and the city really open minded and fun.
Except for very few close minded individuals the city as a whole is really save, even in the outskirts. I usually never have worried feelings about going out at night. During day time the city is crowded and even safer.
Anonymous on Aug 25, 2019:
As a tourist, I can say that Köln is pretty save,(in my experience), at least in day time, I cant say anything about the night life. My whole group didnt experience any troubles or thefts or anything simular. It was a school trip, so there were a lot of us. But as always, be wary of pickpockets and simular stuff werever you go.