Crime in Porto, Portugal

Crime rates in Porto, Portugal

Level of crime
31.58 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
55.29 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
28.81 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.21 Low
Worries car stolen
31.17 Low
Worries things from car stolen
47.67 Moderate
Worries attacked
28.08 Low
Worries being insulted
25.53 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
13.12 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.25 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
43.39 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
28.77 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
55.78 Moderate

Safety in Porto, Portugal

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.62 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
57.06 Moderate

Contributors: 303

Last update: March 2023

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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6 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 24, 2022:
Felt safer than Lisbon.

During the day there are always plenty of people about and so muggings feel like a low threat. Petty theft though I'd imagine is frequent. Common sense applies - don't keep anything in easily reachable pockets, don't walk isolated areas at night and be aware of your surroundings when taking photographs or looking at views.
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2022:
Overall it's a safe city in the morning. Be aware of pickpocketers and scammers, there's plenty of them everywhere. Scammers may come up to you and ask you for help and then steal your bag. If anyone comes up to you out of nowhere, keep on walking and ignore them. Most pickpocketers and scammers usually are near the metro station and are Indian or Pakistani. During the night it's not really that safe but it depends on where you go. It's not the safest city but you will enjoy visiting Porto, just use common sense.
Anonymous on Jun 13, 2020:
The people who did this have no idea about what they are doing. How can you say that the worries of being insulted are 25? while at the same time Stockholm is 40? It must be a joke. I lived in Stockholm for 1 year and I was never insulted. In Porto it happens all the time. I'm from Porto and I can easily tell that the city is way less safe than you say
Anonymous on Nov 18, 2019:
The only place in Portugal where we had a problem. The car was broken into. We had no valuables in the car. However disturbing in the middle daylight, downtown, busy street. We also saw bunch of frug addicted pen hendlers. Not a clean or safe city. Also, in the winter the climate in Porto is grey and dismal. Sintra and Lisbon are much nicer places.
Emily on May 07, 2019:
I love Porto !
The security could be better ... I was robbed in Trindade ( subway station ) and I recomend you never should be an easy going in this city , especilally by night . I felt really unsafe in the city center by night . During the day it’s ok in the city centre but again ... keep an eye in young people , drug dealers, beggars or picketpoints .
Anonymous on May 02, 2019:
During the day it’s ok but I found Oporto a little unsafe especially by night ...