Crime in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Crime rates in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Level of crime
51.83 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
46.95 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
37.43 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.61 Low
Worries car stolen
29.22 Low
Worries things from car stolen
37.29 Low
Worries attacked
44.75 Moderate
Worries being insulted
50.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
29.34 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.84 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.73 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.09 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
26.47 Low

Safety in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.91 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.00 Moderate

Contributors: 182

Last update: November 2020

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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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 03, 2020:
The crime rate in glasgow really depends on where you actually are, on one street i lived had a really high crimerate and had a murder the next street over, the other street i moved to for 10 years there has been next to non crime.
Anonymous on Dec 15, 2019:
I lived and worked in Glasgow for almost 20 years in various parts of the city and just recently moved. People are really friendly and there is a strong sense of community but there is also a lot of depravation and crime. Some areas of Glasgow are very safe but others are not at all. I lived in one street for 5 years and only saw a few instances of crime but moved to a street a few blocks away that turned into a jungle on the weekend with instances of violent crime happening frequently.
Anonymous on Jun 06, 2019:
My home town ,some of the schemes(housing estates/projects should be avoided (visitors would have no reason to be there anyway.)Late at night when the pubs and clubs empty can be a bit rowdy but mostly safe,I think the natives on the whole are very friendly to strangers .
LG on Mar 18, 2019:
Glasgow really is not as dangerous as most people think or say, especially nowadays. Lived in Glasgow for about a year and generally felt safer than I do in my own home town.
David on Jan 12, 2019:
I have travelled to over 50 countries over 35 years mostly for work.

Most of my family have been in Scotland for well over 200 years

My observations are thus;

Glasgow pound for pound is as clean, sophisticated and civilised as any comparable city anywhere in the world.

Scotland offers a quality of life (if you choose to partake) only really found in other parts of Europe such as Iceland, Norway and Ireland

The rest are nothing special when you exclude the sunshine!
Abdull on Aug 29, 2018:
I lived in Glasgow for almost 8 years. I found it very safe and friendly.

I think it gets more dangerous at night only. Not very dangerous though
Anonymous on Jun 24, 2018:
Ok how the hell is glasgow safer than London.I mean like yes it’s not that dangerous in Glasgow although I never went there I do know that uk in general is safe because although I have not been in Glasgow I have been to other parts of UK.So yeah Glasgow is not that dangerous but for a British city it is.I have a Glaswegian friend who goes back to Glasgow on holiday and what I heard from him is that it is not that bad but it still is worse than the rest of uk
unknown on May 16, 2017:
growing up in castlemilk, having family in Royston, Maryhill, pollok, Springburn, drumchapel, ballieston, easterhouse and in the gorbals, I find Glasgow really rough. its fine if you grow up there because you know how to deal with the crime but if you move to one of these areas, people find it very unsafe. A neighbour of mine only lasted 2 weeks before she had moved out of her flat in castlemilk.
Demetrius on Jan 25, 2017:
why then is it much less safer than Edinburgh, according to the site?