Crime in Gent, Belgium

Crime rates in Gent, Belgium

Level of crime
28.76 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.30 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
27.26 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
22.84 Low
Worries car stolen
15.69 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
29.89 Low
Worries attacked
23.69 Low
Worries being insulted
25.86 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
14.83 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
33.72 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
37.97 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
19.02 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
22.13 Low

Safety in Gent, Belgium

Safety walking alone during daylight
89.95 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
70.67 High

Contributors: 91

Last update: January 2024

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
Anonymous on Jun 03, 2023:
Ghent is mostly safe during the day but there are some areas that you should definitely avoid.
Brugse Poort, Muide, Nieuw Gent and Dampoort should be avoided if possible, especially at night.
Rabot has been seeing improvements as of recent but I wouldn't risk it.
Most of the areas mentioned don't really have anything noteworthy for tourists anyway so there shouldn't be any reason to go there.
The train station Gent-Sint-Pieters also attracts some weird people, but it's generally safe.
Anon on Oct 02, 2021:
Ghent is a safe place depending on where you go.

If you are at tourist places you will 100% be safe but other places outside the inner city are not that safe.

Some of these are: Brugse Poort, Nieuw Gent, Rabot, Dampoort etc.

Theres alot of drug/alcohol use and violence in these places, women tend to get raped quite a bit at night.

Good things is if you're a tourist you don't need to go to these places anyway so you probably won't encounter any of these problems.
Terry on Apr 04, 2020:
I live in Gent and do not agree with the rate. I'm a woman and I do not feel safe in the city. Ghent is not safe even at night. I was born here and I'm 57. I saw it change, prices went up with the Euro and things got worse every day a bit more. A lot of poverty,a lot of homeless people, a lot of alcohol related issues,a lot of night noise, A lot of stank/odor. It used to be very safe here, now it's not anymore.