Crime in Marseille, France

Crime rates in Marseille, France

Level of crime
68.50 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.26 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.50 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
61.79 High
Worries car stolen
57.54 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
63.73 High
Worries attacked
60.18 High
Worries being insulted
63.46 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
42.28 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.54 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.25 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
64.75 High
Problem corruption and bribery
66.21 High

Safety in Marseille, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
52.89 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.89 Low

Contributors: 329

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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8 Comments so far
Daisy on Aug 21, 2021:
I'm willing to bet most people who evaluated this are either tourists or those who never actually went to Marseille and are just inflating it because they hate immigration.
Sk on Aug 07, 2021:
Got my watch stolen today. I was sitting at the hotel terrace with my wife and 2 girls. These 2 middle eastern guys approached asking something. The next second they grabbed my arm and took my watch and ran. I chased them but around the corner there were 2 guys blocking me saying “what happened? What happened?” This is organized crime. The police would not come to my hotel. They told me to come there tomorrow. I won’t go. I don’t wanna waste my time with them.
People. Don’t come here. They are watching you. Do not put yourself in danger for a city actually nothing to see.
Mendy01 on Jun 21, 2021:
I lived in malmo when i was til the age 14 and i have lived in North Marseille for 3 years right now. When it comes to robbing people in Marseille is way worse But when it comes to other crimes like shooting bombing Sweden has way more crimes of those. All done and said both of them are horrible places to live
Freddy Overgaard Christensen on Jun 20, 2021:
Marseille seems to be the worst place we have visisted. Our car was opened and bags, money, passports and more were stolen. And we were there for a few hours. We have never experienced anything like this. For example we have been to Berlin more than 20 times and often for a week or more. Never any kind of problem with car, bags or the like. Same with even Karlsbad, Hamburg, Paris. Bruxelles.
And the Police in Aix de Provence almost laughed at us being mugged i Marseille. So normal they said. Never go there again. Lyon has a terrible reputation as well. If you want tourist, keep crime down!!! Never going back.
corsica on Apr 20, 2021:
why there high crime and you tourist doesnt see it? because near all happens in north area where i live,and is the day and night with city center and one tourist go to the north as there nothing to visit..but if you have balls,just go the the north where you see many middle building and you will see if there no violence in Marseille , Big lol
Sherris on Sep 24, 2019:
We live in San Francisco and have traveled to France for 30 years, several times a year. In 2013 we « discovered » Marseilles and love it! We ALWAYS stay in Vieux Porte, preferably in a Pouillion Bldg. and have never had problems. I’m 70 and Blonde, and walk to the Marche several times a week alone. We ride the local busses and enjoy the food and the multi cultural City. Museums, restaurants, ferry, sightseeing shopping, beaches & transportation are stellar. I don’t wear flashy jewelry or nor carry an annoying backpack.
Alexandra on Jul 08, 2019:
My brother in law was mugged twice in two days. They stole his bicycle, and the next time he was surrounded and pushed around, until he gave up his watch. He just moved there for his new job a week ago, but is already looking for a new job back home, because he doesn’t want to put his wife in danger now.
Marie on Oct 02, 2018:
Marseille is a very beautiful city!

People are nice and very kind. I have traveled a lot in other countries and I do say it is a beautiful city with a lot of culture and a big History!
You can be stolen everywhere... in Marseille, in New York, in London, ...everywhere.