Crime in Krakow (Cracow), Poland

Crime rates in Krakow (Cracow), Poland

Level of crime
22.19 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
43.30 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.08 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
19.97 Very Low
Worries car stolen
19.78 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
25.18 Low
Worries attacked
25.35 Low
Worries being insulted
27.47 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
27.66 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
23.81 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
36.59 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
16.29 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
37.04 Low

Safety in Krakow (Cracow), Poland

Safety walking alone during daylight
84.60 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
66.18 High

Contributors: 291

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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7 Comments so far
Sam on Apr 27, 2024:
Have visited Krakow many times in the past 4 years usually staying 1-2 months each time. Only "problem" I once had was a guy presumably trying to scam me in Old Town (came up to me very friendly and asked me where I was from) but I told him I was busy and he moved on. Very safe city and seems the influx of Ukrainian refugees has had zero impact on its safety, which is a testament to the Polish and Ukrainian people. I commend the hospitality and kindness of the Polish people and I sincerely hope your beautiful country stays this way for a long time.
Jacek on Apr 22, 2024:
It's very safe and in compare to for example Stockholm there is almost zero crime rate. Of course be aware of your belongings in touristy areas in Krakow but as a woman you can go in the middle of the night alone and nothing is gonna happen. Do that in any bigger city in western Europe and you will shortly see how 'tolerant' these newcomers, doctors and engineers are;)
Jimbo on Sep 11, 2023:
In 1992 I had my belongings stolen on a train to krakow. The only part of krakow I set eyes upon was the police station. Then off to Warsaw to get an exit visa. I've never returned but am thinking of doing so this year.
Magda on May 08, 2023:
Personally I have never experienced or whitnessed any crime in Krakow. As a woman I feel very safe here.
Anonymous on Nov 25, 2022:
In 36 years of living here, I got punched once in the middle of the night being alone in not that great of a neighborhood and mugged once as a kid, people are to busy around here to look for trouble, the worst that can happen to you is a loud neighbor (sadly a common occurrence in all of Poland)
Nick on Aug 28, 2020:
Moved here 10 years ago, never had any problems with thefts or pickpocketing. Beautiful city. Not to say that it can't happen of course... but compared to a few other cities i've been to for less than a week and seen or experienced it, then here it's not an issue.
Re on Jul 31, 2020:
Careful they go through your bags in Poland ... poor country. Change locks often from lock smith who does not know where you life and use wire or other locks to secure all points of entry