Crime in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Crime rates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Level of crime
52.83 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
61.37 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.99 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.58 Moderate
Worries car stolen
48.96 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
54.87 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.80 Moderate
Worries being insulted
40.94 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
23.28 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.39 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
59.70 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.69 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
80.22 Very High

Safety in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.98 High
Safety walking alone during night
39.51 Low

Contributors: 267

Last update: February 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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4 Comments so far
Thanh on Oct 29, 2023:
So I visited recently my family here in Saigon and I can say it’s pretty safe now everywhere cameras and if something happens locals will come help you.
But I rather you to be careful they told me in the evening and morning not to put out your phone or walk with a handbag otherwise it can be snatched.
And our neighbor got his dog snatched unfortunately there is no camera recording
Use your common sense and be careful with your valuables Crime is still high in this city
Anonymous on Jul 28, 2021:
Seems like Cody had a very bad vacation in 2017.
100%FullofVietnameseBlood on Feb 01, 2021:
SHUT UP EVERYONE! The Vietnamese people are nice! the only problem here is in here, in Vietnam, the real problem is property theft, corruption and bribery. In Ho Chi Minh City the only crime areas are most of the poor areas. where all the crime takes place. Meanwhile, the city is very safe at day and night if you walk in the big streets, if you walk in the alleys then your chances of being a victim may increase. The parks too. They are safe 24/7 so no worries, everything is going to be fine. I've lived in Vietnam through out my life and I had no problem living in the city. Racism is a no no here. I never saw racism in the city. Meanwhile, insulting in here is quite common. Being attacked is rare here, as there are security guards and police everywhere. Drugs, very rare. currently there seems to be no drug dealers here because the police are always on watch. Vandalism is quite common. I see graffiti everywhere, even on buildings and walls. Besides that, Ho Chi Minh City is a wonderful and beautiful city. And i would like to rate in terms of raising a family here as a 9/10.
Oseta Balena on Oct 14, 2020:
My Comments is that be very careful with the GRab motorcycle driver. the Driver of Grab snatched my mobile at around 3Pm Sunday 11 October 2020, while riding his vehicle. The Grab Support team of the company identified the details of my booking but until now has not acted to catch the culprit,I trusted Grab for almost 4 years and in other countries this never happened to me in a broad daylight, only in Ho Chi Minh City. I reported the matter to the police at #39 Huynh, Tinh Cua, Cong An Phuong 8, Quan 3 HCMC>

I also inform GRAB that I don't need any suspension of the driver, just return my mobile because all my valuable information is there. I dont know what is the disciplinary actions to be imposed to the driver . but this is part of the GRAB obligations to serve its clients.

If this happened to me , then it will again happen to some passengers.