Crime in Paris, France

Crime rates in Paris, France

Level of crime
55.14 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.89 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.39 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.23 Moderate
Worries car stolen
41.47 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
50.98 Moderate
Worries attacked
52.69 Moderate
Worries being insulted
58.16 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
42.89 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.77 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
62.53 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
48.52 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
42.07 Moderate

Safety in Paris, France

Safety walking alone during daylight
67.09 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.34 Moderate

Contributors: 395

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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37 Comments so far

#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..
#Piere on Jun 17, 2018 :
This is completely wrong- not even close to the truth. I lived in Paris until last year, and I was forced out of my family's buisness. The crime rates, especialy amoung the overwhelming migrant population, is far beyond "dangerous," even in tourist areas. Walk alone at night? You can't walk alone in the day! This website is criminal, it will get tourists killed! I beg of you, DO NOT GO TO PARIS
##RefugeeCrisis on Jun 17, 2018 :
I believed these reports when I went to Europe earlier this summer. I was raped by a gang of Arabs in BROAD DAYLIGHT and NOBODY cared. Paris is a shitty hellhole, I think I saw five actual french people the entire trip before I went to the police station, where the officer just told me that, because I was raped in a particular district where the police "don't go," he could do nothing.
#Paris-Paris on May 13, 2018 :
Thats the most BS I ever read. Paris is pretty safe compared to most places (just check the crime figures).

Main danger is pickpockets. A lot of them, no wallet in back pocket. Don't let young ladies and boys go near you in the tube, be very carefull if they show you something to sign and/or at ATM. Chain wallet is okay. Pickpockets are usually non violent, they avoid attacking french people, who would beat the shit of them. They come from Romania and are Roma (rom in french). Try looking like a french and carry your backpack in front of you in the subway and leave passeports at safe at the hotel.

The high speed train from Charles de Gaule or Orly to paris is kind of unsafe, bus or taxi is better. lot of thiefs in airports and train stations.

North and East of Paris is kind of poor with a lot of arabs. Beware of gangs of young arabs dressing like "rappers", specifically, they are retarded homophobic backward loser, rapist and drug dealers. Everybody fucking hate them. you will hate them too. 90% of violent crimes in the capital are done by those arab gangs. They are coward and even if you are a pro MMA athletes they will gang up on you and stab you from the back. They don't do fair fights and if a kids is picking up fight, there is probably 10 other at the corner. Avoid 18th district at night, plenty of junkies.

As for the french people being rude, people in Paris are struggling to live in tiny expensive appartments. So time is money and acting as your tour guide/tourism advisor is not our priority. be direct but fair and everything will be alright. Fluent english is not uncommon among young people and I dare you to find a place wherer staring at a map wont get you help within minutes. French people are also notoriously easy to bond with and very very direct, you (americans) see us as rude and we see you as bland complete hypocrites. Main difference is when a french ask "hi how are you?" he genuinely want to know, not like cashiers in US supermarket who would not give a rat ass if you where dead.
#Hugo on Feb 24, 2018 :
I've been leaving in Paris for 35 years. They are robberies (home, cars and bike) happening while you are away.
However, I've never seen any violence to people nor heard of it within my relatives circle, and I've been to almost any district in the city. Only on three occasions some road rage, people shouting at me.
#Evie on Jan 25, 2018 :
I was in Paris a few weeks ago. It's no different than NYC (my home) with the diversity of people and tourists. As long as you're aware and not a total idiot (camera and map = my wallet is in my left back pocket and you can have it), you'll be fine.
#Elis on Jan 12, 2018 :
All of these reviews are ridiculous & honestly sound so fake. I live in Paris. A young white woman alone. I moved here from east London. Paris is not dangerous. The people are absolutely lovely & like any place, you will find nasty people if you're unlucky but it is MUCH friendlier than London. I've lived in the 13th district, as well as 3 different Parisian suburbs. They're all normal, fine places to live - they just don't look as grand as the champs Élysée. Most of the lovely people who have made me feel so at home here are 'immigrants' or at least, non white, non elite Parisians. Yes people are being pushed out of the city centre by high prices & yes this means immigrants, who have less opportunities to get really rich in Paris, are concentrated in the suburbs, but this is the same as any big city & does not automatically make non-white people dangerous. Honestly the level of racism here is appalling and entirely futile. If you go somewhere believing anyone who isn't white is dangerous or untrustworthy then you're creating your own irrational fear & sense of danger. My advice, rather than trying to avoid areas of Paris or treating everyone as a dirty criminal, would be to avoid cities all together & stay out of society - you're never going to feel safe if you're a racist fuckbucket
#Inka on Jan 08, 2018 :
The French are not a very welcoming people, not by any standards.. Paris is the epicentre of this mentality, it's sad such a wonderful country ruined by such terrible people.
#Marie on Jan 08, 2018 :
Hmmm I have lived in Paris for the last two years - I am moving for many reasons but one of those reasons has to do with feeling uneasy/unwelcome and unsafe in MANY certain areas.
If you are like me and obviously don't live in Neuilly (I feel only the 'rich' areas are maintained and regulated) then you might have some trouble. Very dirty too...
#SamWang on Nov 19, 2017 :
I caught pick pocket stealing my wallet on my first trip. I do not want to go to Paris anymore.
#Max on Jul 31, 2017 :
I find these reviews a bit overrated... I've been living in Paris for 5 years and hosted a lot of couchsurfers from all over the world, always wandering everywhere walking / metro and never had any troubles (neither have they)
I've always felt safe, even in the evening. Some drunk people here and there trying to get home at 4.00am are easily avoidable, stay on the big boulevards if you want to walk and everything will be fine.
Pickpocketing is an issue in tourist places and/or transportation, usually done with deception. Tourists are obviously a target for theft as they usually pay less attention to their belongings and have more cash than inhabitants, so, just pay attention to your stuff, be moderately aware of your surroundings and you'll be fine, no need to exaggerate the risk and being paranoid :)
#Anonymous on Jul 23, 2017 :
Was a nice city when I visited it in 2014,not sure about how safe it is toda though,as a mega city surely there will be pickpocketers,there is trash around but again it's a mega city.Just stay in the places where there are lots of tourists but hide your valuables,don't worry about the crime Paris is safer than my homeland Russia
#will on Jul 14, 2017 :
just there for three days,my fifth trip in 30 years, shocked at the dirt, decay and general feeling of last trip there...too many other great places especially in the U.S.
#bob jeggorson on Jun 02, 2017 :
Paris is the best place ever. Its very safe and I think they should hold the 2020 olympics and If i had to pick somewhere where they will never hold it is budapest that place is trash i gout jumped and robbed and my car was stolen. #Paris=Peace
#Reply on May 22, 2017 :
Thanks! I actually had a great trip here in Paris.
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2017 :
Just got back from paris. My 2 cents.. If you're an American from a major city don't even sweat these reviews, just go, you'll be fine. If you act on the same level of paranoia that gets you home safe in any US city population 1mil and up you'll be just fine. Dark alley 4 people look your direction as soon as you look down the alley.. Keep it moving, take the long route or get a taxi.
#Anonymous on Apr 09, 2017 :
These results are scaring me and I'm from the US!
#Ben on Dec 22, 2016 :
Be very wary of pickpockets especially in densely populated tourist areas like the Louvre.
#Lolo on Dec 04, 2016 :
Be careful with black, arabics, littel Roma girls and all Roma people. Put your money and documents in a safe place, then should be ok.
#Tom Sonne on Sep 06, 2016 :
The biggest problem in Paris, I think, is the robbery of the ... bicycles !
#MikeinParis on Jul 24, 2016 :
I have lived in Paris in '84 and '85 and from 2000 onward. Never ever saw, heard of or was involved in any violent or non-violent crime. Suburbs a different story.
#Francois on May 12, 2016 :
The criminals are black muslims who rape white women. They are filth. Dangerous and mentally ill ideology.
Kill them all before they destroy all the White countries in Europe. They are satanic but the pope promote their dangerous agenda.
#Alie on Apr 22, 2016 :
Stfu about gypies. They are the last one concerned out political correctness. You sound like a complete moron. This is not about gypies and their origins.... Just to be clear.
#Xavi on Nov 03, 2015 :
I've lived in Paris one year, and yes, it's dangerous. I am from Barcelona and I've been out in Barcelona (without taking much care where or at what time) and I've never been mugged or attacked. In Paris I've seen one stabbing, one robbery by a group of arabs to a French guy, a black guy tried to fight me and in the end fought somebody randomly in the bus, our Chinese friend (living in Paris) was shout several times in the streets from groups of arabs and blacks saying things like "go to your country, shit of Chinese", and more things...
They definetely have a problem with inmigrant (African inmigrant, to be specific) integration, and it's not a safe city if you are afraid of violent crimes.