Crime in Madrid, Spain

Crime rates in Madrid, Spain

Level of crime
26.62 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
56.74 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
26.77 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
30.43 Low
Worries car stolen
23.74 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.93 Low
Worries attacked
21.61 Low
Worries being insulted
23.18 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
18.39 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
36.96 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
38.30 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
22.14 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
62.78 High

Safety in Madrid, Spain

Safety walking alone during daylight
90.67 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
73.59 High

Contributors: 143

Last update: April, 2017

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

#Anonymous on Dec 09, 2016 :
Hey Gary,

Your poor friends, to me it sounds as though the hotel saw them coming and probably got them to drink in the hotel bar rather than roam the beautiful and (in my opinion) very safe streets of Madrid!
#Donato A. on Nov 12, 2016 :
Madrid is on of the safest cities in Europe. Gary, the staff at the hotel where your friends stayed must be fear mongering to charge them for some kind of service. I go to Madrid twice a year and I go out until all hours of the night and I've never had the slightest problem anywhere. It's a beautiful, safe, city. Obviously there are some areas to be avoided, but most of these are at the outer fringes of the city, areas you wouldn't go to as a tourist regardless.
#Gary on Jun 19, 2016 :
I found the comments and ratings on Madrid very interesting because they go against what I have heard from friends who visited there. The were told in no uncertain terms by the staff at the hotel where they were staying that is was no safe to go outdoors at night unless accompanied by a guard, preferably armed. The hotel involved would supply staff if necessary. So, they didn't go out at night. This was not that long ago, so maybe things have changed recently. At the same time they spent time in Barcelona and southern Spain with no difficulties at all. We were in southern Spain recently and we found no problems other than is seems like about 50% of the population of Barcelona wants to separate from Spain and go back to being independent as they feel that the Spanish government has not moved far enough and fast enough away from the Franco era.