Crime in Moscow, Russia

Crime rates in Moscow, Russia

Level of crime
34.61 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
41.27 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
26.21 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
29.93 Low
Worries car stolen
31.09 Low
Worries things from car stolen
37.23 Low
Worries attacked
35.70 Low
Worries being insulted
36.81 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
28.88 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
36.45 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
41.30 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
28.56 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
72.39 High

Safety in Moscow, Russia

Safety walking alone during daylight
82.74 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
56.41 Moderate

Contributors: 1167

Last update: February 2024

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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15 Comments so far
Diego on Jan 05, 2024:
One of the best places in Europe......Far better than most western cities.
Anonymous on Aug 23, 2023:
Moscow is the safiest place in the world. Every one is trying to help with smth and people look really happy.
Dmitry on Jan 13, 2023:
This city may be safe, but the sexism, homphobia, and xenophobia (natioanlism) are VERY big problems of Moscow and the whole Russia. People are bigoted and agressive. Even if some tourists never encountered these problems - I have: I was living in Moscow for 28 years. If you are "different" or is not bland and grey as a typical russian citizen - you will be looked at obliquely, possibly verbally attacked, rejected. The country and its people is extremely hostile to individuality and does not accept freedom of expression. Especially now, when the war is ongoing.

Contrary to previos comments, people are MURDERED because of thir race or clothes (and especially because of their gender and sexual orientation). It won't change in the near future, as such behaviour and agression is state-backed. Is someone tells you that there are no nationalism and xenophobia in Russia - he either lies, or doesn't kknow what the situation in Russia is.
Anonymous on Oct 31, 2022:
To Eugene

Yes I agree Russia is full of malicious terrorists and I'm one of them.

Russian citizen
Eugene on Oct 28, 2022:
Even here it is fake filled by russians mostly. This crime rating looks like a joke ...
Russia is a country-terrorist and it cannot be safe. It's their native mentality.
Stanislava on Sep 28, 2022:
Moscow is one of the safest cities I've ever been too. You may like or dislike Russia and politics attached, but it's one of the cleanest, safest European cities there is. Absolutelly sure safer than Paris, Rome, New York, and Berlin.
svitlana on Sep 19, 2022:
good everning illigal rds from 2008 year which dont know me carter uk 55 year and doing shame reputation for me on during many year and for my friends on during many year
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2022:
#Lois Ford the United States is enemies of Russia because the government hate Russia but some American people love Russia and some Russian people love United States but it;s ok you’re still allowed in Moscow
Zm on Aug 24, 2021:
More than 100 different nations live in Russia and Moscow. You shouldn't worry about problems based on nationality. Moscow is becoming safer every year. Dont listen to anonymous, it’s safer here than in Athens, Belgrade, Kiev and many European cities. Here you will not find scammers like in the cities of Italy and France.
Anonymous on Jul 25, 2021:
I advise you not to risk visiting Russia because the Russian people are racist, barbaric and very savage, Russia is a country of prostitution, crime, corruption and racism, and these characteristics are unique to Russia without other European countries.
Victor Muraviev on Feb 12, 2021:
Wonderful place. If it were to be less corrupt it would be absolutely flawless.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2021:
So many Russophobic comments here. Most cities are quite safe. Just use common sense, and don’t walk in dark or dangerous looking places.
Anonymous on Jan 02, 2021:
We have always been deceived by the media and we used to see Russia as the country of a thousand and one nights, but this is completely wrong. Russia is a country that is not suitable for a visit, and the Russian people have a very strange character. The Russians are thirsty for violence and bloodshed, selfish and misunderstand people.
The bottom line is that visiting Russia or interacting with the Russians is not recommended and is not recommended.
Max on Mar 29, 2020:
Idk, i was born and raised in moscow and lived in many parts of the world throughout my life (usa, england, azerbaijan, ect) and i always seem to come back to moscow in my free time. In general, the city only sees improvement, and though corruption levels are high and the police love stopping expensive cars in search of drugs to hopefully get bribes in return, i see moscow as a very safe city with low crime, however for foreigners i would advise against going to the sketchier neighborhoods such as Birulyevo or any other neighborhood in the south side at all. personally i lived in the very center and in the western rublyovka suburbs and though i agree that i might have a bias regarding the safety of moscow considering the affluent neighborhoods i grew up, i am still, after all, russian, ive been everywhere, ive seen everything, and i know everyone. In regards to foreign students from africa and india who i see a lot in the city center and personally know a few - none recounted any outright racist behavior towards them, strange looks from grandmas at most. but who knows maybe every student is fooling me.
Andy on Feb 20, 2020:
Who said moscow is save??? I'm already lives here for 3 years and lot of racism here, and remember Russian people only be friendly with russian people or white people, but if you are black it will be difficult for you, don't walking in the night because to dangerous, especially if you meet with people from ex SSSR be careful because I have lots of experience with those people, if they want to talk to you please ignored!!! If some body try to follow you I metro or in the street, you should find out where the police, be careful because today lot of immigrants here, dont try speak in local language (Russian language) if you haven't knowledge, better you speaking in English and people more respect to you, try not to be close with people looks like middle asia and arab because you never know what will happen, in the day is safe but in the night totally not!!!Russian people they are not smiling but they are good people if you can identify who is Russian and who is immigrants, again be careful with immigrants if they need help or something just said no!!! And be careful with your bag and things, don't look like rich person or someone will follow you and rob you.