Crime in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Crime rates in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Level of crime
48.89 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.19 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.38 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
41.70 Moderate
Worries car stolen
44.04 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
53.77 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.38 Low
Worries being insulted
33.96 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.00 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
39.75 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
51.43 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
36.89 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
82.12 Very High

Safety in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.39 High
Safety walking alone during night
48.63 Moderate

Contributors: 442

Last update: July 2022

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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6 Comments so far
Tom on Oct 14, 2021:
I have visited Ukraine 4 times since 2016. Staying 1-4 weeks each trip and traveling in Kyiv, Odessa, and Lviv and many smaller cities and towns. I always felt safe. But as always tourists, or anyone, in a big city needs to be vigilant. Criminals prey on the weak and vulnerable.
I have also traveled extensively in the United States and Western Europe- I never felt safe but stayed vigilant. No problems.
I live near Seattle and when I venture there I am on high alert.
Anonymous on Mar 24, 2021:
My aunt was stabbed to death last month while walking downtown during the daytime and she was 76 years old.It was a robbery her purse was taken.
Ahmed on Jun 27, 2020:
I am Bangladeshi I was born in Bangladesh. I am a very ordinary person.
Now I live in Ukraine. I am a student. I am studying English Philology. I paid one year's tuition fee. My university name is University European University Kiev. But the person I paid tuition fee is a teacher in the foreign department of this university. His name is Karim. He took my money down without paying my tuition fees. It is not possible for me now to return to the country and renew my visa. But immigration to this country canceled my student card. Why was I dismissed? There was nothing wrong with me. University made a mistake.
Now I am appealing to the government to re-educate me. That gave me back my student card
To give the opportunity to study in the university.
Doug on Feb 24, 2020:
I just returned from my first trip to Ukraine (Feb. 2020). Spent most of our time in Vinnytsia but finished out our trip in Kyiv. The city was beautiful and we never felt unsafe. One of our hosts is was a 60+ year old woman from the US who has lived in Kyiv for 25 years and she walks freely by herself. Our last evening in the city one of my companions and I decided to go out and have one last vodka to finish out the trip. It was a Wednesday night and we went out at about 11 PM. We were staying near the Opera House and walked for quite a while before we found an open bar. We returned about 1 AM. We saw a good number of people out that evening and never felt unsafe. The only time we were approached was by a guy asking us for a light for his cigarette. Our whole group said that this was one of our favorite trips yet (we work for a US University and had just returned from a trip to Ghana before coming to Ukraine) and wished we had more time to just hang out and enjoy the city.
Cdh on Aug 29, 2019:
Omg. Ive been travelling to kiev for over 4 years and have been probably been over 30 times. I've never seen any trouble. Every one has treated me with respect and kindness. Im sure there are districts that are not pleasant but as a tourist (reasonably well travelled)you will love kiev.
QSR on Oct 01, 2018:
I live in Kiev, the city is dirty, you feel yourself constantly in danger. Day and night, the homeless are many, over the past 4 years. If there is a possibility to refrain from traveling I recommend not to go.