Crime in Marseille, France

Crime rates in Marseille, France

Level of crime
66.02 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.93 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.86 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
60.06 High
Worries car stolen
55.94 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
62.68 High
Worries attacked
58.07 Moderate
Worries being insulted
61.32 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
39.01 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.24 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
68.04 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
62.06 High
Problem corruption and bribery
65.88 High

Safety in Marseille, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
54.18 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
31.63 Low

Contributors: 245

Last update: May 2021

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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9 Comments so far
Saint on Apr 27, 2021:
Lived in North Marseille its rough out there But not that bad as people make it look
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 south...no 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.
hubert on Mar 19, 2018:
Highly doubt about the Crime rate level of marseille when i compare to other city in the world or even in europe.

Never had any problem in 25 years, it's not perfect but it's definitely not dangerous.

people who put such bad survey should be in a shame.
max on Dec 17, 2017:
don't listen to the dumb americans its a beautiful place if you know how to take care of yourself and don't have to complain when people don't know English even though its not the language of the place. It is however fairly dirty and uncivilized which in a way is part of the charm.
MATT on Jul 22, 2017:
I've grown in this city during my first 20 years of life, I'm 23 now and I'm freaking glad I have left this shithole. Don't get traped by the nice postcards picture and all, this city is dirty, impolite, expensive and hasn't evolved in term of culture and civilized behaviors in 20 years. If you're an erasmus student, a tourist or even a person who wish to settle here : don't go, I beg you to chose another location. You probably come from a civilized place and you're clearly not mentally ready for this.

A friend who wants you good.
GAB on Jun 22, 2017:
i am living in the most dangerous area in Marseille.
so just not go to Marseille north district 13-14-15-16 avoid district 3 too.
-In other part of city is safe if:
-not wear expansive jewerly as gold,diamond
-not wear expansive watch
-clip your expansive camera safe on you or try to not show much
-if you go to Atm;try to go inside the bank,better than outdoor atm
-Not walk alone after 10hpm