Crime in Pattaya, Thailand

Crime rates in Pattaya, Thailand

Level of crime
55.90 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.95 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.99 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
48.38 Moderate
Worries car stolen
36.23 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.25 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.68 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.48 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
30.66 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
60.85 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.99 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
52.94 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
77.40 High

Safety in Pattaya, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.65 High
Safety walking alone during night
46.42 Moderate

Contributors: 114

Last update: June 2020

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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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 31, 2020:
Hi Im Mahesh from Australia I live in the most livable city in the world Melbourne. i have been to Pattaya several times and i can tell you hands down pattaya is a such a friendly place to be. safe and had no problem. people are nice and helpful. avoid indians and russians in pattaya.
AOD on Jun 29, 2019:
Way safer than this... It's possible some areas are bad for locals but the main tourist area felt remarkably safe.

Comparing Cebu (massive poverty, mixed in the same areas as the "developed" buildings) with Pattaya is laughable. Cebu feels 10x less safe. In pattaya the ladys may call out at you but there are no shifty shirtless males hanging around waiting to rob you...
Hiroji Yamada on Jan 30, 2018:
I'm from Japan.I been live in Pattaya for 23 years. And I travel monthly many big city in Europe, USA, Asian countries and south america. If who don't understand to live or travel in global can talk anything as they found problem and problems.
I never felt unsafe in Pattaya and all my friends either.
Who complain for unsafe means who have bad society with bad people who live together in an organized way, not because of Pattaya is unsafe.Your community is unsafe wherever you live.
Torben Rudgaard on Oct 12, 2017:
I have lived in Pattaya the past 12 years. This is the most safe I have ever felt in any City (and Im from Denmark). I can walk alone at night, I can walk with gold chain and gold watch. I can walk anywhere on any street, day or night. I have never been robbed or attacked and none of my friends have been robbed or attacked. Sure there is the occasional episode where a drunk tourist gets his wallet lifted by a ladyboy, but compared to all other cities where I have lived (Hannover, Miami, Vegas, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hamburg...) this is by far the most safe place. If you dont believe me, then drop me an email and I will show you that this is indeed a very safe city. And to those who say "pattaya tourists are murdered often", please look at the numbers!!! We have 12 MILLION TOURISTS a year in Pattaya, and we have LESS murders pr year than USA have pr day!!! Like http://pattayatoday.net says, the biggest cause of death in Pattaya is overdose of Viagra :-D