Crime in Dublin, Ireland

Crime rates in Dublin, Ireland

Level of crime
55.61 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.57 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.19 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
45.61 Moderate
Worries car stolen
37.61 Low
Worries things from car stolen
48.27 Moderate
Worries attacked
47.29 Moderate
Worries being insulted
48.41 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
28.38 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.95 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.47 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
47.51 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
46.65 Moderate

Safety in Dublin, Ireland

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.15 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.02 Moderate

Contributors: 451

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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15 Comments so far

#Jacob on Oct 13, 2019 :
Dublin is a safe place. I have lived here for years and I feel very safe in the city centre. It isn't any more dangerous that any other developed European city. Don't believe the hype.
#Mikey on Mar 21, 2019 :
Gang wars, junkies in huge numbers in the city centre stabbing and mugging people.
#Jack on Jan 08, 2019 :
Living in a Dublin suburb on the northside my whole life and I can tell you anywhere other than the posh neighborhoods in the south is dangerous and riddled with crimes. As some people pointed out the police are useless, are not respected and don't bother patrolling the rough parts of town.

O'Connell street is so dangerous at night and what did the Garda do? They closed down the station on O'Connell and the place is littered with knackers and scumbags. Not pleasant to go into town any more as of 5 years now at least.

Would not recommend and on the contrary, stay away unless you want to be mugged and beaten up by a bunch of 15 year olds who are just going to get a slap on the wrist later in court since 'they're minors' and all that bollocks.
#6 months in Dublin on Sep 24, 2018 :
Dublin is a nasty and dangerous city. Over half of the city can be described as horrible and in most places you don't wanna be, not even during the day. Ballyfermot, Finglas, Ballymun, Coolock, Darndale, Clondalkin, Blanchardstown and on and on and on. are all horrible

For tourists checking this site, please be aware the nonsense written below and be aware of crime, muggings, robberies, knackers looking for trouble, fistfights about nothing etc etc. City center at day is pretty OK, at night its quite a different story, twenty 15-year olds beat the crap out of you for a cigarette. Take care of yourself since the Garda is overstretched and underarmed
#Dani Pichirilli on Jun 10, 2018 :
Dublin is a very dangerous city to live in and for tourists that come in alone, the last 4 years, had a very big increase on the number of crimes, but most are not reported so cant be part in statistics, people don't bother reporting crime because the Garda the Irish police is useless and they take ages to show up ate crime scenes where there's no violence involved.
The Dublin inner city and the areas around Dublin, such as sword, blanchardstown, tallaght etc should be avoided.
Drunk teenagers in the city center causing havoc, people being punched alleatory, junkies treatening people at peak time at o connel street, mugging, break in at houses an cars, and sexual assault plus lots and lots of paedos, Dublin dont look like a european capital. would be better if people start to report the crimes.
#Dubliner on Jun 08, 2018 :
The crime is not heavy in the sense that if anything happens, it is hardly going to kill you. With this said, it's far from feeling safe. Kids in gangs will just randomly attack you in the sunlight, in the middle of the city without 2nd thought whatsoever. There's a bunch of cases of people hospitalized because of this. When I ask around, people say it's the government not giving a shit, because basically it's not a good idea to defend yourself, apparently.
#Ollie on Apr 08, 2018 :
Crime everywhere developed stays the same. It's the reporting of crime that changes. Ps Dublin is safe except for some bad areas like everywhere has.
#sl on Feb 16, 2018 :
I wouldnt go there again if you payed me.

I was walking down the street on a cold night down to the store - and a large man in a t-shirt was walking towards me. As we crossed paths he punched me in the face and then ripped my jacket off me.
##ic on Dec 16, 2017 :
I was attacked once in Dublin, they punched me. Not a safe city for european standarts. I lived in city centre, too many muggers and the so-called "knackers" everywhere. Walking alone in Temple Bar after 3am is very risky, you will see a lot of drunk people looking for trouble. Beware.
#Johnny on Aug 30, 2017 :
Lol... all you have to do is google Sexual Assault in Dublin. It's amazing the violence you see once you open the newspaper there. It's really appalling that the Garda pride themselves of not carrying any guns to fight crime in Ireland. They seriously have a problem with rapists, alcoholics and drug addicts. That country is going to hell.
#Haneefa on Apr 17, 2017 :
Dublin is probably one of the safest cities ever. However, there are places in like Tallaght ect. and the south of dublin that are considered "rough".
#jeny on Dec 29, 2016 :
I was in Dublin one month ago on a family trip, I felt very safe. Men do not insult women in the streets unlike the place where I live. People who want to visit Dublin, you really shouldn't be worried!
#Anonymous on Nov 09, 2016 :
Almost every city in Numbeo has a high rate in crime increasy in the last 3 years. That's due to people's own imagination. I live in a violent city in Brazil and people are always saying it's worst now than the year before. But when you check the rates, crime rate has stayed more or less the same.
#guy on Jul 17, 2016 :
Me again. Crime in Dublin has actually gone down a bit over the last 3 years, so it's apparently in everyone's imagination:
#guy on Jul 17, 2016 :
Surprised Dublin is so high on the crime list. Crime is really not that bad in Dublin at all. I think there is a massive discrepancy between how much crime there is in Dublin and how much crime people THINK there is.