Crime in Madrid, Spain

Crime rates in Madrid, Spain

Level of crime
36.41 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.35 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
37.22 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.00 Low
Worries car stolen
34.36 Low
Worries things from car stolen
46.69 Moderate
Worries attacked
32.39 Low
Worries being insulted
33.87 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.77 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.66 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.29 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.84 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
67.01 High

Safety in Madrid, Spain

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.26 High
Safety walking alone during night
62.61 High

Contributors: 224

Last update: April 2018

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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8 Comments so far

#Pepe on Apr 16, 2018 :
I have lived here in Madrid for 2 years and I would caution anyone about safety in this MAD city. :-) There are A LOT of pick pockets, especially around very careful. There are also a lot of sex clubs here - so please take extra care in these places I would say in general the people here are very aggressive and (could be considered) rude. Also, for the men participating in gay activities here - (for those who don't know, Madrid is quite a sex destination in Europe) - there are a lot of men who have unprotected sex here and the rate of STIs are increasing dramatically. All in all, watch your back.
#Anonymous on Feb 28, 2018 :
Franco era? How easy is to be opinionated without a cultural background of the situation. Barcelona wants to go back to Middle Ages era, then.
#Jane on Feb 16, 2018 :
Gary, maybe because Madrid has many neighborhoods with muslims gypsies!
#Jane on Feb 16, 2018 :
The most UNSAFE city in Europe.About 3 of the rooms on the 7th floor of a hotel got broken into. Money,i iphones,jewelry etc taken. They entered by key card. Police were called and didnt want to know. Corrupt as hell.

Lots of streets have weird men looking at you like you are a piece of meat. Pickpockets in touristic places.
#anonymous on May 31, 2017 :
hi, I was wondering what its like to life in Madrid? Does it cost a lot of money for water and heat and other public sevices?
#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.