Crime in Hamburg, Germany

Crime rates in Hamburg, Germany

Level of crime
42.95 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.59 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.43 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
40.91 Moderate
Worries car stolen
28.89 Low
Worries things from car stolen
41.94 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.85 Moderate
Worries being insulted
47.74 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
23.67 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.30 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.79 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
41.55 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
34.35 Low

Safety in Hamburg, Germany

Safety walking alone during daylight
69.35 High
Safety walking alone during night
48.15 Moderate

Contributors: 285

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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9 Comments so far
Elmo on May 24, 2022:
@ Dan: I can't give a simple answer when I think about it, because Hamburg is one of those cities where sometimes just one block separates the bourgeois from the poor neighborhood. At least that applies to the inner-city or urban districts. In addition to the districts you mentioned, I would also avoid Jenfeld, Osdorfer Born, Neugraben-Fischbek and Lurup, but these are all neighborhoods that are pretty much on the outskirts of Hamburg. Don't worry too much. Hamburg is relatively safe in most areas. Districts like Osdorfer Born or Neugraben-Fischbek are so far away from the downtown that I wouldn't move there just for that reason alone.
Dan on May 22, 2022:
Hi, I'm about to move in to Hamburg in October due job. I would like to ask you guys in which parts of the city should I look for an apartment and which neighborhoods should I avoid and dont rent there due lack of safety? I understand from previous comments that Billstedt,Kirchdorf-Süd, Osdorfer Born or Steilshoop are parts I should avoid, is there any more nowadays in 2022 that should i be wary of? I'm basicly looking for some safe neighborhood nothing too posh.
Alex on Feb 13, 2022:
I live since 10 years in Hamburg 10 min walking from the train station. I never even heard of somebody that got robbed or attacked. I wouldn't listen to much at people from the countryside that "feel" that Hamburg is a dangerous city.
Jean on Dec 15, 2021:
Crazy dangerous city .I’m from Switzerland and this days Hamburg is really dangerous mainly around train station
An on May 15, 2021:
I was born in Hamburg. I am now 35 years old. I have been waking around Hamburg alone since I've been 9 years old. (Even younger in my neighbourhood) I have never ever (!) felt unsafe. Even now me and my friends would BBQ/drink in summer in the municipal part until 2am at night, and would feel perfectly safe to walk home alone through the dark park at night. It's completely normal here. No one I know has every been attacked/robbed etc at night when walking home.
Sure you see your drunk guys that you may pass on occasion and try to talk rubbish to you, but when you do you just ignore them and they don't do anything.
I don't know what rini is talking about. I think Noah describes it well, and I would agree with Paul about the areas you may want to avoid at night - but they are only a few and no tourist would ever go there.
Paul on Apr 08, 2020:
Hamburg is a very diverse city and this diversity also will have an impact of your security feeling. The level of security depends a lot in which area of the city you stay. The district of St Pauli can be very sleazy in some parts, but most of this neighborhood is quite fun. To avoid(specially at night) is a street called Steindamm nearby the central station, because of junkies, agressive crackheads and street hookers. The underprivileged and rough districts like Billstedt,Kirchdorf-Süd, Osdorfer Born or Steilshoop are mostly in the suburbs, were never a tourist get lost and also the most Hamburg citizens never put a foot in it. So there is no need to worry, although you should take a critical look at the legendary story about the so called "wealthy" Hamburg. After Frankfurt the city of Hamburg has the largest income inequality in Germany and one of the highest poverty rate of children and pensioners among Germany.Anyway, Hamburg is besides my special remarks, not dangerous in the most inner city districts and pretty safe in the posh areas around the Alster-lake and in the western suburbs like Blankenese. You could probably leave the door unlocked in the wealthy areas( However dont try it)
Noah on Dec 29, 2019:
Like #Ebru I am also from Hamburg and lived for the last 30 years in different parts of the city. Center and suburb, better and "worse" areas. And I must say I am quite surprised by the bad rating here. I have never experienced any crime in my live. And I also don't know anyone who did. People here call the police because their neighbours party gets to loud and want it to be stoped. That said, yes of course there are crimes in a big city like this. And particular issues seem to be breaking into houses while people are gone, bike thefts, and drug dealing in some city areas. Also in St.Pauli and its famous red-light district, where many people party and get drunk, some might get into fights or being taken advantage of. But generally that is nothing you have to worry too much about.
Mamo on Dec 02, 2019:
Tourists will most likely come to the center of the city. It is very safe during the day, and relatively safe at night.
There are certain areas in the east and the south, that i wouldn't recommend visiting at night. Muggings and violent crimes are not uncommon there.
Also be careful when visiting St. Pauli at night. Stay on the Reeperbahn and you should be fine.
rini on Aug 21, 2019:
I don't think that Hamburg is very safe. It is not safe to walk alone at night. Especially, if you are a women. Robbery cases are not so unique here.