Crime in Paris, France

Crime rates in Paris, France

Level of crime
60.60 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.35 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
51.45 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.96 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.59 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
56.11 Moderate
Worries attacked
57.14 Moderate
Worries being insulted
62.82 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
47.16 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
61.26 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
66.20 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
54.15 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
43.21 Moderate

Safety in Paris, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.00 High
Safety walking alone during night
38.69 Low

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Last update: August 2022

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

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38 Comments so far
mike jojes on May 15, 2022:
Ok i will add a counter narrative. I have been living in paris for 5 years in the 18th! It is extremely peaceful. What most of the comments do not understand is that paris is like any other urban city in the west, second, paris is far more populous, it has 11 million in total.
cat noir on Nov 28, 2021:
so i do live in Paris for 13 years and its pretty safe you just have to know the safe places and the not safe places you see im a superhero of Paris and my bugaboo ladybug she is there too me and her we save Paris and we love Paris i will keep saving it
StrikerBoy on Oct 28, 2021:
I have been living in Paris for about 3 years and in my experience the whole of Paris is not safe. If you are a tourist traveling to Paris, be careful with your personal belongings like wallet, phone, passport or bag because there are lots of pickpockets, thieves and robbers, I am not saying that they are full everywhere in Paris but you should be careful in this area like 18th paris, 10th paris, Saint Denis, Aubervilliers and if you are a young woman, you should not wander around in such places at night. A lot of times I’ve had trouble getting on the subway at night. Many times i got robbed they stole my backpack twice, this year on January 14 I lost my iPhone 11 was stolen. Once upon a time Paris was a center of art, culture, freedom but now Paris is not even a French city. Paris is losing its culture. Immigrants from the Middle East and Africa are arriving day by day and crime rates are rising. Religious extremism Islamic extremism is on the rise in France. Many Arab and African gangs are committing crimes by openly smuggling drugs, committing robberies, they are harassing white girls, they see them as sexual objects. Many of them are raped. They are destroying Europe and its culture. I see many liberals and ultra-secularists defending those foreign barbarians in the name of equality and saying Paris is safe. I want to tell them they should visit 18th Paris at night alone.
jerry higgins on Sep 22, 2021:
good to know there are less insults in pariiiiii than property damage cases. what a nice lot over dere
Go Cat Go on Sep 18, 2021:
Romanian gypsy thieves on the trains and atms Id say for one thing, then criminal gangs in Marceille, the crazy chunnel situation for trucks because of the encampments, EU government absolutely pathetic farce!
Anonymous on Sep 12, 2021:
"Full of racism and bigotry"... Yes, and for good reason.
Karlin on Aug 24, 2021:
Notice all the comments that are full of racism and bigotry and many of them coming on the same day with different names.

These racist guys like to hide on the internet where they can spread all their hateful lies. Not one single piece of credible evidence that shows immigrants are more dangerous or more likely to commit crimes.

"As one economist describes the existing literature in 2014, "most research for the US indicates that if any, this association is negative... while the results for Europe are mixed for property crime but no association is found for violent crime".[6] Another economist writing in 2014, describes how "the evidence, based on empirical studies of many countries, indicates that there is no simple link between immigration and crime, but legalizing the status of immigrants has beneficial effects on crime rates."[12] A 2009 review of the literature focusing on recent, high-quality studies from the United States found that immigration generally did not increase crime and often decreased it.[26]"

Many of these people are lied to by rich news agencies to stoke fear and division and get their nationalist criminal candidates elected based on fear so they can strip the economies and governments of all their resources and give it all to their rich friends. Trust me, Im from the US and thats all our government is anymore. They're trying to do it with Brexit if you look into the background of UKIP how all of their members want to 'open up their markets' to the US and deregulate everything. Everywhere you see this you should counter these people with simple facts and evidence, none of their b-lls*ht holds up under any scrutiny and nationalists and fascists will always use these scared people to get elected and then f*ck everyone.
Daisy on Aug 21, 2021:
"Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion" should really be Very High if the comments are anything to go by about Parisians.
Anonymous on Jun 09, 2021:
Whoever searches for evidence,
let him go to Arab and Muslim gatherings in France and the United Kingdom to see for himself everything and gather evidence as he wants. This is if Arabs and Muslims leave you to do it. Secondly, you talk about restrictions on freedom of expression and racial issues. Arabs and Muslims benefit in the countries of the diaspora from all rights. And the opportunities, privileges and advantages that they do not recognize even 5% of which belong to the secular, non-religious and other minorities in their countries of origin, the domination of Arabs and Muslims on the social scene in France in particular, and what they practice of corruption, criminality, aggression and terrorism is very clear.

Whoever does not want to believe what is happening is either blind or complicit with the Arabs and Muslims.
ironlake on Jun 08, 2021:
Paris is AFRICA LAND full of criminels and homeless not safe at all
Denise Ward on May 28, 2021:
I find it hard to find hard evidence for the idea that most crimes in the larger cities and towns of the U.K and France are perpetrated by foreigners, particularly those of African & Arab origin. One of the problems in the 2020’s is the constraint put on free speech and racial topics, even those which are evidence based. Unless we can discuss what appears to be true and use evidence to prove it, we indulge in speculations which may or may not be correct. Any ideas ?
Anonymous on Feb 14, 2021:
But assault rate in France overall, not Paris one of the highest in EU, so my opinion is that Paris neither safe or dangerous, something in-between
Anonymous on Feb 14, 2021:
Eurostat, homicides (2015-2018) - 0.31, one of the lowest between EU capuital cities, and lower, than 2015 and earlier! French people are so self-critical
Miro Nakicen on Feb 04, 2021:
Unfortunately Paris has become a dangerous place. Many French cities are like Paris.
2 reasons:
1- The french government welcomes more and more immigrants that can find no jobs.
2- The muslim community is not blending in the French culture

A minority of people of these 2 groups are very aggressive towards white people. The climate in France is growingly unsane.
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2021:
France is a corrupt country, and we must not forget that it is a colonial country and has arbitrary policies. From the beginning, France’s policy was to attract corrupt immigrants and saboteurs from its former colonies in exchange for the exclusion of the intellectual minorities whom France considers a cultural threat.The vast majority of the immigrants are populists, religious extremists, illiterate and even nomads, and they fled to France from dictatorship and tyranny in their countries of origin and brought with them a culture of barbarism and bloody to France which strengthened their tyranny by granting rights and privileges and gave for them an environment conducive to the practice of the most horrific forms of barbarism and criminality.

France chooses the type of immigrants very carefully and does not practice anything in vain. This is France’s policy, and this type of immigrant is what France wants. Most of the Arab and African immigrants living in France do not practice these crimes out of need for money, but only out of aggression, because France gives them aid and compensation and also gives them opportunities to learn, train, and improve their economic and social conditions. But these people do not care about searching for a better life. Rather, they only care about venting the tendency of aggression and barbarism, because when they fled their dictatorial countries, they found freedom, human rights, the sympathy of the French civil society and the tolerance of the French security services,And even illegal residents, the French state deliberately leaves them while it can easily pursue and arrest them and return them to their countries.

In the end, France is reaping now the consequences of its corruption.
Luky on Dec 31, 2020:
Back in 2016 we had a new neighbour from France. They didn't speak Hungarian just French it was strange, but thought EU is about moving around so who care. Than in 2018 we had another two families with young children. They also, spoke no Hungarian, but again we though well maybe they are working for a French restaurant etc... Last year my good friend from another block (these are block of flats 10 floor building) had also 2 families and an elderly couple again French don't speak a world in Hungarian moved to their block.
We got really interested how on earth that 6 families all speak only French living in our blocks so we asked them in English. It is crazy, but all families who spoke English confirmed that they are Jewish and leaving because they are targeted by Arab gangs. Than we did a resource and it is true more than 400 families moved to Hungary and 100.000s moving to Israel. I am catholic, but far as i know Jewish people are really hard working and well educated. Many of our Nobel price winners are Jewish. I know some far right people in Hungary usually say that Jewish people not good because they are greedy, but end of the day it was maybe 10-12 years ago I seen skinheads in Hungary last time. The most strange thing is that French mainstream media say Jewish people leaving the country because of far right French people, but that not what families say here. I think we Hungarians learned that multiculturalism is pretty much equal self destruction and if people not saying the true reason why educated and hard working people leave their country i think that is the 23.59 in the countries history if we say 00.00 is the end. I am really sad about this. Anyway I think this will give a chance for Hungary to get wealthier if we got more clever people coming to this country so wealth and smart people leave France. Anyway I pray for France and the French people and hopefully the elite (politicians and media) will recognise that be poor and problematic is not the way forward to any country.
Samuel on Jul 16, 2020:
Paris is no longer Paris. It’s not safe at all and is not even a french city anymore. Luckily it’s not as bad as London. And hopefully never will.
Amanda on Jul 12, 2020:
Paris is not very safe as they say it is. Last year my phone got snatched in the metro and 2 weeks ago i’ve been assaulted inside the lift of my apartment building by a non-resident. 2 days ago, a friend of mine was attacked by 2 guys for his airpods, yesterday a young teen was attacked by a pervert that masturbated beside her. This place is not safe, especially for foreign students.
pMatheus on Jun 24, 2020:
Paris is one of the dirtiest cities I've been in. Also, definitely most dangerous city in Europe. I felt much safer in Belgrade, where I could practically sleep in the park or drive a bike in the middle of the night and share a beer with perfect strangers.
judge on Jun 08, 2020:
@Elis the < young white woman >
when a gang of arabs or blacks.. come and attack you.. you or your family at night... then come and talk to us about racism
bloody imbecile
it will only happen once... but you know what they say.. once is enough

if you like this multi-culture so much.. then go live at the ghettos...
but tell me... will you leave your house door unlocked there?
because on the second day.. you will be robbed....
and then come and talk about racism imbecile
what are you smoking? lol give us some too
russeau on May 27, 2020:
@jean jacques - La libertè et les droits de l'homme are gonna be deleted by muslims.
France has always been the art, culture, freedom land, today it's just an unsafe place because of people who don't WANT to respect las and cultures. Middle Age is coming back.
RCvMR on May 12, 2020:
Your story is either made up or you are incredibly dumb.
Why would you have your passports, wallets with ALL your cash, credit card in one bag. It is common sense that passports go in the hotel safe. It’s been like that for 100 years, Especially since in Europe you are not required to carry identification on you. Credit card transaction are even done without ID. Second why are you carrying all your cash with you? And last but not least why would you leave your bag behind at the table you would never do that here in America either. Instead of elaborating on a foreign device to cook eggs and complain about it how about you use some common sense.
youngster on Feb 21, 2020:
we should all hang out with the bad people and have a blast with cops who will let us smoke and drive their cop cars...i mean i did it once it's really fun.
alshar2019 on Oct 22, 2019:
We were robbed at IBIS hotel’s restaurant during the breakfast on October 14th, 2019

We were staying at Hotel Ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles from October 13 to October 17, 2019.
In the morning of October 14th together with my husband we went to hotel’s restaurant for breakfast, it was buffet breakfast with unusual egg boiling machine. We took our seats and I hang my bag on the chair. We start with the breakfast and I realized that my egg was not cooked at all so I went to cook it.
When I return my bag wasn’t there!!! We were in shock!!! Our passports, wallets with all our cash, credit card, my mobile phone and camera were in my bag, I couldn’t believe that we were robbed in IBIS Hotel!!!!
We informed the receptionist in the restaurant, some Indian guy and he was unconcerned with our claim and with persistence was insisting that maybe I had left my bag in our room: “Madam are you sure that your bag was here, maybe you had forgotten it in your room” he was saying to me.
We were disappointed so I start to search trough in the restaurant because the staff members in the restaurant were indifferent, I even went in the kitchen but I was stopped by a waiter.
We ask the manager of the restaurant to check the video cameras, but she told us that the restaurant don’t have installed video cameras!!!!????? The security gay was in the lobby but he was indifferent too.
So we went to the receptionist desk and ask them what to do, they told us to go to Police station!!!!

So, our trip to the city of lights became trip to the city of robbers.
Anonymous on Aug 25, 2019:
@AlmostOneYearInParis You should check other Francophone cities like Montreal in Canada and give an impression about it. I don't really want to compare between Montreal to Paris, but if there's those "Yellow Vests" along with the "minority" crimes, it means there's a serious problem with the system in France, not to mention that country was historically a colonizer which adds more fuel to the fire.
AlmostOneYearInParis on Aug 24, 2019:
I come from a country which has many tape cases and it's horrible and felt bad about it and struggling hard to to get settle here in Paris. I had expectations that it's a big city of one of the developed counties and yes most visited country and city in the world. It means that the government is earning a lot from this, and being the most visited city and county the law and order should be up to thid standard (being a host to most number of tourist im thr world) but it doesn't seems so. I see policemen always searching suspected people at metro stations but I have heard a lot about they don't care nature when people go there with their complaint. It should not be like that specially with tourist and with people who is living here legally. Most of these crimes are done by these arabs and these black people, ofcourse I'm not white as well and ofcourse i have met many good black people who are so kind and helped me many Times but i think those are the people who are living here legally and struggled Hard in their lives and so they know things and behave normally. I know this is not right way to address a community blike being a racist by calling them arabs and black but it's true and they are the ones who ruined this city. And nobody can deny it, being not a white, i never experienced racist behavior from any locals which would hurt me. So locals are good and people talk about they're not welcoming so it's like I feel being a host if most number of international people they don't feel now that it's something new and seeing immigrants ruining their country they don't think they should be welcoming. I don't say they don't, because my Arab friend said that they are super racist with her. But I didn't have such experience, but yes it's good to be aware. Yes why I started with "rape" is because one of my not so local friend told me that she had been raped by 3 black men. It was shocking for me, I came to this country because I thought such crimes doesn't exist here, ofcourse not neglecting that it can not happen but knowing this from someone you know is shocking to the core. Like I came here to live at a better place where being killed and raped is rare but knowing about it made me scared and disappointed. Government should throw out these people because people like us who is living here legally, spending lots of resources and struggling hard to have a better life would not dare to commit such crimes, i also heard about one case where someone people try to snatch phone and the guy try to resist them so they used blade and sliced it over his throat and hr died and happened in RER. Really shocking and scary to oive alone without a family or without someone who can take care so this ... These Crimes are done by Only those who are not living here legally , neee to do something very serious about it ... I know there might be many mistakes in what I have written and sorry if I hurt anybody but you know i am not saying anything wrong .. it's known thing on Jul 28, 2019:
In 1984 when I visited my relative in Amsterdam Netherland. We made an excursion to Paris through Belgium etc. In Paris during the day, we wanted to go down to one of underground station, but because we saw many young boys looked like Arab guys standing in the alley for going down to the Underground Station. We thought it was not safe and we decided not to go down to the Underground Station.
Larissa Laureth on Jul 23, 2019:
in Paris is as dangerous as in Africa, because sometimes for miles and miles you won't see any white person. They WILL rob you without you even noticing.
Mary on Jul 15, 2019:
I’ve been to Paris and surrounding areas three times in the last five years. I’m here now. It is an amazing place full of beautiful french everything. I’ve been assisted by French people- Blacks, Arabs and Caucasians. Of course you have to be watchful in train stations and touristy places.
Un gringo on May 31, 2019:
From what I gather, people who say Paris isn't dangerous have their expectations too low. Whether you're an obvious tourist or not, it's actually not acceptable to find there are places where they must 'harden up'. I'm from London which isn't as bad but I have lived in Madrid and Tenerife the last 5 years. Madrid is nowhere near as dangerous, Santa Cruz is a small city but it makes me really feel sorry for people who think paris is normal.
Sherene on Nov 10, 2018:
Coming from London, where used to living in a dangerous big city. We stayed in Le Marais for 3 days. Didn't once feel uneasy or unsafe, even in the evening. Arriving at the Gate th Nord we were seriously underwhelmed. We had left St Pancras, which is pretty grand. Was really surprised by how ordinary the station was. The drive from the station was an eye opener on how shabby and dilapidated things were. Not quite the romantic Paris we were imagining. In Le Marais only the main streets had decent pavements. Back streets were a nightmare and so many sad neglected buildings!! The worst thing though was the rudeness. Londoners who bump into each other apologise regardless of who's at fault. And they know how to queue! We went into the Monoprix and my god were staff stuck up! From my understanding it's not even a high end department store. At the Louvre staff generally looked fed up. My 13 year old was really upset by the unfriendliness. Have to say though that the attractions lived up to expectations. Will never forget the view from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre was a dream come true. Shame about the atmosphere.
ANK on Nov 06, 2018:
@Floral Yeah, I also read that some East Asian tourists suffered of the Paris Syndrome, which they saw Paris like a dream in the ads but they were shocked on how the reality looked like. I met some Parisians living in Montreal and they don't see their own city in a positive light, and Montreal had the most amount of Arabs in Canada but it's safer there, probably because of the cold.
Floral on Nov 01, 2018:
What’s interesting is that people generally see the glitzy postcard view of Paris. I live here and soon realised that the whimsical tourist view of Paris soon became washed down the the realism of over immigration. Not to mention the gypsy beggars, pickpockets and homelessness. Scores of young wanna be gangsters mainly Arabs make the glow of Paris washed down. They stare at you from a place of entitlement and superiority. Don’t get me wrong, I love living here and the architecture, food and culture is amazing, but somehow the “no borders” philosophy of the EU has damaged the city.
Anita on Oct 23, 2018:
I happened to come to Paris two days ago.on very first day, we went to metro train station. While my husband was trying to use the machine to get the ticket,one guy who looked around 20’s came and started helping him. After we got the the tickets, my husband passed the gate. While I was passing through , on black kid of age aroun 20 jumped over me. I got distracted seeing him jumping without buying ticket. I realized same person who was helping my husband was behind me, trying to help me open the gate.As soon as I entered inside, I realized my wallet was stolen with all my ID’s , credit card and 1400 dollars. I screamed , but of no help.
I actually had bag of 5 pockets outside, So I was under assumption that if they pick pocket , they will go for outer pocket first. Not only that, I was always holding my bag from the top with my hand. Just one second of leaving my hand to insert the Ticket, this person robbed me on very first day.
Still in Paris.
My vacation is ruined.
Fortunately , I kept my passport I. Safe.
I was also planning to keep money in other place, but feel stupid for not doing it.
So, please .. please don’t talk to strangers in place like this.
I know one person who visited Paris from states, his passport was stolen on very first day.
He ended up staying in Paris for one month.
Yes,I went to policd station, and they had no care attitude.
I was trying to tell them that I have taken the picture of person who jumped over me, they didn’t show any interest.
May be , they could have arrested the whole gang after looking at picture.
But they did not seem bothered at all.
So ....Don’t think of coming to Paris without taking safeth precautions.
Still very upset
Leaving tomorrow..
Thank God
lingwa_maltija on Sep 18, 2018:
Pickpocketing is the biggest issue, as with all cities in Europe now... *sigh*
Sexual harrasment is a huge issue too, especially for women. Don't go out at night alone, even if you're male. Go with a male friend.
Glenn- old Aussie on Aug 21, 2018:
I have no real experience of pick pocketing in the last 2 days in Paris.
The French and others have a huge heart accepting folk that don't have a home and to accept them with opened arms to live with them. Tolerance and patience is hard to find anywhere. I love Paris and their pride in being French. Maybe sometimes it covers across being stern to others. I will come back if I can.
Australia has a worst policy, we lock them all up for years who come by boat "illegally" (women and children and separate the men) in 'concentration' type camps we call "detention centres" in nearby ex French colony Numea and other pacific countries we can pay off! I love Australia but the Australian Govt has it all wrong. They can take a lesson from France.
Eri on Aug 17, 2018:
I was at Paris 2 days ago I walked all the night in the streets and is safe for my opinion, ,,is big ,,for them wich want paradise in Paris go to church, ,,for normal peoples is safe
M T on Jul 13, 2018:
I was in Paris 2 times.
There are more rats than tourists, everything seemed dirty, a lot of strange people there...
Paris had and has and will have the same problems everyday.
I would consider Marseille as safer than Paris..