Crime in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Crime rates in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Level of crime
29.98 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
49.23 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
28.35 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
23.58 Low
Worries car stolen
20.58 Low
Worries things from car stolen
26.71 Low
Worries attacked
27.84 Low
Worries being insulted
35.35 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.07 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
48.26 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
42.88 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
28.10 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
23.51 Low

Safety in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
85.44 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
65.08 High

Contributors: 195

Last update: June 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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3 Comments so far
Sophie on Nov 01, 2020:
Nonwhite people are unwelcome in this city. Growing up my mum would sit on the park chair and the locals would all get up and glare at us before leaving and they would not allow their children to play with me but only the other white children, this was in the 2000s and I have since left, the only other person in class who wasn't white was from Hong Kong and years later I asked him if things changed and he said people call him a "chink" on a daily basis but otherwise it's a safe place but I have heard people getting beat up in racist attacks. Visually Edinburgh is a beautiful city so I would recommend to visit it at least once but it's a shame the peoples behaviour is like this, people often forget that depending on your race and sometimes your gender you might have a different experience when visiting a city/country.
Alison on Apr 02, 2019:
Edinburgh is a fairly safe city. Even at night you do not have to worry about anything most of the time. Be careful in Leith and the surrounding areas though. There is quite a lot of poverty and drug use there so it is advised to keep a rather low profile and preferably not visit alone at night.
Andrew on Feb 25, 2019:
Edinburgh is pretty safe
Just take care on Cowgate by night and follow the typical commun cense that everyone should follow in big cities .