Crime in Pattaya, Thailand

Crime rates in Pattaya, Thailand

Level of crime
56.89 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.13 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.58 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
50.00 Moderate
Worries car stolen
37.11 Low
Worries things from car stolen
46.13 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.43 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.92 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
33.08 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.63 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.14 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
54.59 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
77.06 High

Safety in Pattaya, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.25 High
Safety walking alone during night
44.50 Moderate

Contributors: 102

Last update: September 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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5 Comments so far

#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 says, the biggest cause of death in Pattaya is overdose of Viagra :-D
#tae on Jul 05, 2016 :
i grew up in pattaya and honestly the crime is a lot worse than any other city in thailand except phuket. Guns is everywhere and very easy to get same as drugs, i know alot of people who have been shot or stabbed in both fights and robberies. As long as you dont walk where there is no people you should not be worried for robberies but they grab bags and chains from people everywhere. ive got 2 vechicles stolen from me in a matter of minutes 2 home breakins that happend when we did not have bars on the windows. armed robberies are common also murder and assaults. the news never report these events due to the reputation for tourists safety yet in pattaya tourists are murdered or found 'dead' often.
#ulle on Jun 27, 2016 :
I live Pattaya 6 yers now,without problem ,not whit polis,not people.
Nighttime I sleep and daytime I drive whit my bike around.
Traffic are dangerous but I try be careful