Crime in Minsk, Belarus

Crime rates in Minsk, Belarus

Level of crime
55.12 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
72.43 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.12 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
43.08 Moderate
Worries car stolen
35.35 Low
Worries things from car stolen
38.93 Low
Worries attacked
63.37 High
Worries being insulted
55.88 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
46.67 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
29.92 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
45.54 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
51.55 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
78.08 High

Safety in Minsk, Belarus

Safety walking alone during daylight
52.12 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
40.25 Moderate

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Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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25 Comments so far
Alex on Jan 30, 2024:
Minsk is a very dangerous city. Lukashenko's police can abduct you at any moment, as there are no functioning laws in the country.
Mike on Jan 30, 2024:
This city is not safe at all.My and my friend were picpockited and mugged in the main tourist areas!Im never going to this city again.
Helena on Jan 30, 2024:
I have lived in Minsk since birth; in the 90s, perhaps there was a heyday of criminality there, as in all post-Soviet cities after the collapse of the USSR, but now it is probably the quietest and safest city. I have never been robbed on the streets and I can calmly go out at night without fear that they will kill me or rob me; rather, on the contrary, they will catch up with me and return my lost wallet or item. The rating really made me laugh. It was probably composed of people who had never been to Minsk.
Mikel on Dec 18, 2023:
Take Minsk s crime rate statists with a grain of salt.We all know who Lukashenko is.
Max on Jan 16, 2023:
Those who say that Minsk is safe either walked one day in the city center or are very stupid people. Look at the official statistics from the Minsk Police Department, the Investigative Committee of Belarus and other structures. In Minsk, positive statistics were observed on a decrease in the growth of crime, but due to the political and economic crisis, an increase in crimes related to murder, violence and armed robbery began. My car was robbed, and my girlfriend works at the pawnshop that was robbed.
Яська on Jan 12, 2023:
Results are false, Minsk is highly safe place. Those, who voted against, told lie and are connected with antibelarusan Tikhanovskaia stuff, which aim - is to ruin Belarus reputation and economy.
It's not safe to call your name in "safe minsk" ) on Aug 27, 2022:
Oh, nice bot attack in the comments. Yeah, Minsk is totally safe when there is no law and the police is committing crime, not fighting it.
Elon on May 08, 2022:
Data is very false. Minsk is very very safe city.
Gunnars Zvedrija on Jan 16, 2022:
What is this for crap about crime index in Minsk.
As a foreigner in Minsk I'm always safe and the people are very nice and helpful.
Of course, the demonstrations have affected this enormously negative index on this site, but totally wrong.
The demonstrations in Minsk was for democracy...sponsored by US and EU.
The demonstrations in Capitol was a terror act in the worlds biggest Democracy USA..pathetic.
So the conclusion is a lot of negative votes here.
Weston Hazleton on Dec 01, 2021:

You know that your data for this stat is pretty weak in terms of sampling. Also, if you noticed in the comments, some have decided that the comparative lack of safety for political demonstrators in Minsk translates to the streets not being safe for a local average citizen or tourist to walk at night. This is obviously intellectually dishonest & politically charged. Perhaps you can adjust your sample to exclude some of the negative outlier responses? Just for the sake of impartiality & objectivity.
Helen Braun on Sep 11, 2021:
I came to Minsk for a visit. All was good. The city is clean. But one evening in front of my eyes, the police detained a man. They beat him in front of others, my child saw it. I started shouting and filming it, but a policeman came up and threw my phone. He said something in local, but I did not understand. That's horrible
Paul Steve on Aug 22, 2021:
It is a fake data!

This information is not true

Minsk is absolutely one of the safest and wonderful cities in the world

Authorities here do their work as in any normal country, they follow the legal procedure against those who want to make another flower revolution. Here there are completely freedom of speech, but what is not allowed is to receive money from other countries to destroy Belarusian society.

It is not legal to do political activism under the flag of journalism
It is not legal to use fascist symbolic (as that white and red flag) and who used it will be punished on the same way that Germany do it with their Nazis and collaborationists

Yes, the criminals are now here, those who are wanting to repeat Ukrainian way of sudden violent seizure of power, and to achieve that, they have been bringing terrorist weapons and had tried to effectuate terrorist attacks against members of the state administrations and journalist from the TV channels that the Belarusian opposition dislikes
Anton Lastovsky on Aug 03, 2021:
Minsk is much safer than any other Europe city. Fake rating.
Anonymous on May 10, 2021:
Best place to live in Europe....far better than Moscow or western cities
Anonymous on May 04, 2021:
Unfortunately, I live in Minsk and now it is not safety here. Police can force you to unblock your Phone and show them your private messages. Policeman can stop people in Red and White clothes, someone paid a fine for this, someone was arrested for it.
Anonymous on Apr 15, 2021:
Fake data about safty. Nothing changed on Minsk streets over 3 years. Very safe city(if you are not going to riot and fight with police).
Anonymous on Mar 26, 2021:
You could be stolen on the street or at home by government people dressed in black.
30 000 people detained since august, thousands tortured, few killed.
You can't call it a safe place for sure.
'Unathorized demonstration' and other pseudo-juridicial constructs mentioned below are used heavily by propaganda and in actual suits as a way of limiting freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, which are under a heavy pressure.
You could be sentenced not for your actions but just for a clothes of specific color, or simply for asking the policeman some questions or by making a photo of their actions.
Yes, Minsk is still quite safe in terms of murder rates or criminal attacks.
But to be safe from authorities you better avoid center of the city on the weekends.
Anonymous on Mar 08, 2021:
You people want to tell us that Moscow is now safer than Minsk ?? Really?? Give me a break ...May be you don't really know Byelorussian people ..
Anonymous on Feb 28, 2021:
How does protesting against fake elections makes a country unsafe ?wth..Minsk is safe even more than western cities....
Anonymous on Feb 27, 2021:
I agree with Elt, these data are fake. I've lived in Minsk for more of 5 years. Minsk is one of the safety city in the world if you respect the law. Of course if you participate in an unauthorized demonstration against the government you can end up in jail.
But this happens in Minsk as well as in Whashington. But that's another thing.
Elt on Jan 19, 2021:
This is FAKE data. Minsk is one of the SAFEST CITIES in Europe. Some people is rating Minsk as unsafe because they are angry because Belarus didn't impose any freedom restrictions, so they rate it badly so that other travelers are afraid and don't want to go. It is pathetic to get to the point of wanting to ruin a reputation and give false information just because you don't accept that other people in the world don't want to have a miserable life and are sheep like you.
Anonymous on Jan 10, 2021:
Weird how things change in a blink of an eye...we don't care ..we just need to live and enjoy life like the rest of the world or else wats point living if these no freedom...
Anonymous on Dec 26, 2020:
Wow I remember when Minsk was as one of top 7 safest cities in Europe and now most unsafe?
Anonymous on Dec 05, 2020:
Belarusians are not frightened by upcoming changes. What we are really afraid of - remaning lever of violence and law violations to stay with Lukashenko dictatorship.
Volha on Nov 28, 2020:
I dont agree. It's very dangerous in Belarus. When you go out, you can be kidnapped occasionally and put in jail.