Crime in Pattaya, Thailand

Crime rates in Pattaya, Thailand

Level of crime
62.62 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
64.68 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
62.26 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.25 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.03 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
53.50 Moderate
Worries attacked
47.69 Moderate
Worries being insulted
47.90 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
36.81 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
69.68 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
64.45 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
62.15 High
Problem corruption and bribery
81.31 Very High

Safety in Pattaya, Thailand

Safety walking alone during daylight
69.27 High
Safety walking alone during night
38.99 Low

Contributors: 111

Last update: February 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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8 Comments so far

#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
#Danny on Aug 17, 2015 :
I have been to Pattaya several times. It's not the safest place on the planet especially if you are walking in the street at 3 or 4 am. Sounds like anywhere on earth...right?
#Alawi s. saeed Abdulla on Aug 17, 2015 :
I am visiting Pattaya 3 TIMES a Year since 15 Years, I never had single problem, I dont drink alcohol, I stay at pattaya Road no. 2 WhiteInn Hotel, I spend my time at Tony GYM, the other day I walk at Pattaya Beach and do some shopping, next day same to Tony Gym, I do not go discos, I dont drink alcohol, I avoid ladies, but I extreemly enjoy my life, I normally had my food at Soi Bukhao between 8 to 9 pm, after I walk to my hotel and sleep early. The only problem I faced with the cheating Taxi drivers at the Air port only, if you take the official airport taxi its fine if you are looking for cheaper taxi who drop passenger then you may have some problems, use the Bus it is cheaper and saver than the Taxi. at Thailand Dont make your self superman, they knock you down.
#Anonymous on Aug 14, 2015 :
I got robbed in daytime(around 12 noon) last month. in open public place even police also wont ask anything.
#mani on Aug 14, 2015 :
thugs, gangster rob and life threatening for making money. police also watch and wont help for tourist. somebody told police also involving.