Crime in Naples, Italy

Crime rates in Naples, Italy

Level of crime
63.29 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.84 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.44 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.96 Moderate
Worries car stolen
56.90 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
60.78 High
Worries attacked
48.86 Moderate
Worries being insulted
46.29 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
26.01 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.94 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
63.78 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
59.63 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
74.42 High

Safety in Naples, Italy

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.81 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
34.94 Low

Contributors: 176

Last update: October 2019

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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12 Comments so far

#Bene on Aug 29, 2019 :
Was there on a class trip. We all looked like fucking german tourist [what we are :) ] and went to the areas where all the heroin syringes and stolen scooters are filling the alleys. Even smoked weed in those particular areas, and wandering around in such rough streets stuffed with blackmarket stands and with no self-control maybe was not a good idea. We were in a group of 5 though and nothing happend. Always keep an eye on your city map tho, because you enter the problematic areas pretty quickly :/
#Delta on Jul 12, 2019 :
#Ivano Stella: If you're comparing Naples to Berlin and HK you truly don't have a clue.
#Barbara on Aug 19, 2018 :
These statistics are not good at all! People perceptions are not worth anything, they are often based on half truths and misinformation and inaccuracies. If you look at attacks and rape rates you will see tha Naples is actually safer than a lot of other Western cities.
#Alberto on Aug 08, 2018 :
Yeah,Naples is a mayor city in Italy with the highest crime rame in it's pensisula,but it's not balanced in all of the City's districts and neighbourhoods equally. For an example,compare Vomero with Quartieri Spagnoli. Well,why the crime rate is so different and not equal.Because Qs has lower income that rest of the districts in Naples and that's why Mafia,babygangs,and other gangs are dominating this district. Of course,Mafia controls all of the city,but where income,like Vomero,is higher,or in city's center in Naples,it's harder. So,mafian and gang members are concentrating in these area's,where corruption,poverty,is higher.
Camorra and other's are hiding and ruling Scampia district because the whole district is impoverished and they can safely hide there. It's easier for them to hide in more impoverished areas like Scampia.
Simply,Naples crime is not equally balanced in all o it's districts and just avoid pickpockets and Qs and stay in city centre where Mafia hasn't so dominant and where you can feel safer. Browse Quora,other local sites about city administrative facts,read experience and you will understand.
Naples is a really beautiul city,because of it's historical heritage which you won't ever find in US,like San Francisco. But the most important,Naples has that magic culture From locals,which,in my opinion,is absolutely different From the rest of the world. I love Naples as a city. but of course,I wish Mafia could be less dominant in city and corruption too.But simply,as a tourist,avoid few crime ridden(sadly) districts of Naples stay in City centre and use tips to avoid pickpocketing and enyoy Naples historical Center and it's Skyline,Pompeii and Vesuvius. Naples natural skyline and architecture art at a glance is something,that I can't compare something else with other city in the world.Naples as a city isn't blame for the Mafia.Just check numbeo,London or also artistic Paris are safer that Naples? No,because they have the the same thing,there,where,district's are more impoverished,crime rate is spiking comparing with city's safest and richest district's.
I felt in love by Naples,but the crime in some areas,of course,needs to be reduced and fixed,like Forcella,Os,and few other's.Well,as I said,better is city's centre where just avoid pickpockets and stranger scams. Sadly,but,like Scampia or Qs needs to have also some force for Italian army,it sounds silly,but really,these district's needs to have a little bit more protectence,because the crime issue. Well,that's sad and I hope that something will change in those district in further decades,hoping so. All love to Naples.
#ForzaJuve on May 16, 2018 :
Dude, Naples is not that bad at all. In the city centre it is actually safer that other italian cities because people still live and work there, you feel safer because is more alive for all nights.
#Anonymous on Jul 20, 2017 :
Naples dangerous city? Like any other cities it has its hot spots . It's a great city has character and charm Can you say the same refs to Chicago or Rio dijaneiro Look at those cities crime rate. You would find them worse than good ol' Napoli.
#Joe on Mar 23, 2017 :
Is Naples really that bad? I heard it was the most dangerous city in Italy!
#Mick on Jan 05, 2017 :
Naples never has been a safe city, if you just happen to look at someone in the eye they may react with: "the f*** you looking at". Also never get on the bus and watch out for shootings that may occur in the " Forcella " quarter. Never wear something of valuable. Avoid lonely streets.
#Anonymous on Sep 21, 2016 :
"Gangsters are even classy?" What are they now? Qualified stolen-jewellery resellers? AH! No, if you show them you're not afraid, they'll give you a "classy" bullet in the forehead or a stab in the belly, then what happens? you think the bastard will get caught? nope! this is what happens instead: you call the police, and they add the case to the pile they already have, and will tell you sorry this is ordinary administration we can't do nothing of more than adding the case, or, *if* you're lucky, and the robber gets caught, he won't even have to worry 'cause in Naples there's common use of the expedited trial, which means that after some days/months he'll get out of jail! Innocent people (even kids!) get killed almost everyday because of the local mafia "failing at aiming" or getting wrong to recognise a rival gangster! Also, many and many more kids over there don't get to go to school or working, but join one of the various local gangster-family'; and you wanna know why? cause they get paid many much better than an ordinary job.. which in Naples is already difficult to find. Have you heard of Scampia? They even released a TV-series called Gomorra that'll explain you. Out of 1000 people, 100 is the good person, and 900 is the gangster person. Don't even think about of getting out of there in one piece, without a police-escort. There are some 99% safe areas in Naples, just be sure to be walking where the policemen are. And, let me tell you, as having exchanged a few words with a person who REALLY knows how things go around over there, he told me: '' come on you kidding me you have nothing [of money] on you? If you get robbed and say to them[robbers] you have nothing on you they will get really mad and stab you! '' . So, pay attention and absolutely avoid lonely roads. There are some nice places where to safely walk in Naples, like the historical center of next of the sea. Be aware of your surrounding cause them robbers are hell of a good and you won't even realise you got robbed! Only a good thing is there left to say: situation is... improved... and that's all!
#Harold on Sep 20, 2016 :
One of the most gorgeous places on earth. I have travelled the world over and never been surrounded by such a feeling of community and depth. it may be corrupt but its got heart and something cohesiveness to it. The gangsters are even classy if you show them you are not afraid and speak to them with respect they are very cool. They don't bother you. Makes the gang bangers thieves in the US look like Clowns just like Obama.
I actually felt safe and the surrounding and the food off the map. Not a good place for terrorists to try to do something as from I understand street justice kicks in and they hang them in public to demonstrate that its not a good place for them. No Arabs

I am going back
#Em on Jul 03, 2016 :
Awesome looking for the Vesuvio Scenario and etcetera, but degrading for the rest. Naples is one of the worst cities regarding the living condition in Italy. In some areas it seems to be living in Bangladesh.
#Ivano Stella on Jan 31, 2016 :
Life in Naples is fantastic! It is a metropolitan city and of course something happens as in London, Hong Kong, Berlin and so on. Obviously you have to pay attention to you holdings, but not at an extreme level. Naples (averagely speaking) is safer than a lot of other cities in the world!