Crime in Lyon, France

Crime rates in Lyon, France

Level of crime
56.27 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.51 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.48 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.12 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.47 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
56.24 Moderate
Worries attacked
53.11 Moderate
Worries being insulted
62.27 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.09 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
57.82 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
61.69 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.21 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
32.06 Low

Safety in Lyon, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
68.51 High
Safety walking alone during night
40.87 Moderate

Contributors: 168

Last update: August 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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3 Comments so far
Alex on Oct 04, 2019:
Lyon is really unsafe and it is worse and worse at night and even down-town.

Sky-rocketing crimes ...

At the end of september or beginning of October, Urban lighting don't start before you almost see nothing in the streets (at early evening you will have light only from open restaurant or from shop even in city center : very unsafe) you can't almost see anything.

Surveillance video everywhere ... Police nowhere in the street. Surveillance video is used most of the time for road traffic offenses or after important crimes are comited or just for further investigation after some important crimes. You can't fell safe here anymore. Only sometimes Few amy soldiers patrolling at day time in Vieux Lyon.

This is not a myth. This a true cold reality. Have a look at : ¨presqu'îl en colère, la guillotière en colère, Gerland en colère, ...). Next and soon it will be "Vieux-Lyon en colère" (en colère = huff, angry, furious).

Very sad : Safer to be in Bangkok (Thailand) than in Lyon.

Take care !
Interrailer "the bald girl" on Jul 12, 2019:
My friend and I stranded in Lyon for the night, without a place to sleep. We felt extremely uncomfortabel and unsafe. We were approached by a guy with a knife, a drug dealer, a guy hiding from the police and numerous people asking us for drugs. We saw several thefts, and were very lucky to be left unharmed.
Jarvis on Jan 06, 2019:
N'importe quoi ! Lyon posséderait un indice criminel modéré !!!
Il y a de la délinquance, des borderlines comme dans toute grand métropole. Mais on ne risque pas sa vie dans les rue de Lyon, même modéremment, même tard dans la nuit. Les cas d'homicide sont quasiment toujours entre personnes se connaissant (bandes criminels, affaire familiale)
Aix-en-Provence aurait un niveau de crime 5 fois inférieur. Or il suffit de lire régulièrement les faits divers de ces deux villes, pour constater intuitivement qu'il n'y a pas davantage de fait criminel à Lyon qu'à Aix, rapporté au nombre de la population.