Crime in Prague, Czech Republic

Crime rates in Prague, Czech Republic

Level of crime
16.69 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
42.45 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
18.56 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
17.73 Very Low
Worries car stolen
21.74 Low
Worries things from car stolen
35.19 Low
Worries attacked
17.29 Very Low
Worries being insulted
21.72 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
17.39 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
37.43 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
36.72 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
13.89 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
52.83 Moderate

Safety in Prague, Czech Republic

Safety walking alone during daylight
91.67 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
73.95 High

Contributors: 582

Last update: February 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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15 Comments so far
Steve on Jan 28, 2023:
I read a lot of nonsense in the comments here, omg.

Lived in Prague for years, and it's a pretty safe place compared to most other countries.
Chaotix7 on Sep 06, 2022:
People that are saying its not safe probably talking about different Prague. The worst thing you can encounter here as a tourist is pickpocketing (as in every big city), being asked for change or cigs by homeless (as in every big city) and the worst may be fights, im Czech and i only got beaten up once and that was because my own stupidity, i have seen more fights but those were always provoked. Minimal chance somebody will just have a go at you for no reason, and again, this can happen anywhere. I live here 14 years and i was always hanging out around the so called " dangerous " places, i have never feel threathened at all nor my friends.
Anonymous on Aug 23, 2022:
too many drug users, police don t care, agressive drivers, extreme corruption and political propaganda, cenzorship, not safe here at all..
Anonymous on Aug 11, 2022:
aww common its safe, the worst thing you have to worry about is some hooker slipping you one and end up married in the morning ..
not worried about that then good your safe even walking alone at night not a single worry ..
one of the safest cities in a nice country ...
subway fights yeah well can you name one on a sat night with a bunch of drunks going home wheres theres not at squabble or 2 ...
again its safe ....
Anonymous on Jul 14, 2022:
Been in Prague on a business trip. Snorted some speed with two Ukrainians in a nightclub, then bought some coke and weed from black guys on the street. My colleague also banged a couple of hookers, was very positive experience, as he described it. Overall, very friendly and open city, have been walking with my colleague during the night (and we are just a couple of IT dorks) abd have never felt in danger. So, if you want to 420 and chill, go here!
Anonymous on Oct 01, 2021:
I lived in Prague for 10 years. Banged out a lot of hot Czech chicks.
Alfonso on Nov 26, 2020:
Is not safe at all.
I have seen lot a blood and fights in the Prague, even Police can be very brutal.
Especially metro(subway) and city center is bad.
Avoid fighting in metro if possible, because you can end up on rails crushed by train.
Rob on May 02, 2020:
@Vanessa: Pro tip: STOP LEAVING YOUR BELONGINGS NEXT TIME!

@Jsuit: Maybe next time lay off the alcohol and use your brain for a change.

@thunder: Nice fairy tail story. NOT! How about you TRY and live in Detroit and see if its anywhere safer than Prague, I dare you.

@Dan: And San Francisco is anywhere cleaner? Something tells me you've either never visited Prague or interacted with the wrong people, which in this case, is your own fault. Plus, Prague is cleaner, San Francisco is not. Unlike Prague, San Francisco has WAY too many filth-ridden people who are also homeless. And SF cops arrested them instead of helping them. The American Dream is a total farce, just like your comment.
Angus on May 02, 2020:
@tourist: Sucks for you if you didn't use common sense. I'll take Prague over New York City any day.
M on Jan 24, 2020:
Prague is not more dangerous than any other cities in Europe, that for sure. If you avoid typical dangerous places at night, then it is way safer than typical EU cities. Yes pickpocketers are on tour, drunks are typically british coming to the city for a cheap drink and weed, so if you avoid stag parties, you can be safe. Police is doing their police work and don’t mind being harsh, snowflakes be aware.
So, if you are sensitive, easily offended, stay in your house, if you are a normal person, you can travel safely as you would do with a grain of salt everywhere in the civilized world.
Martin on Dec 29, 2019:
Pickpocketing is the biggest problem,mostly by people with "southern" look,ussualy works in gangs,always watch your belongings,bags in crowded areas,metro,malls,tram etc.
Otherwise very safe city.
Vanessa on Dec 25, 2019:
Never leave your things unattended. I regret doing so, but I left my handbag unattended at the buffet in HH to get my plate for breakfast. When I came back, the bag was gone.
tourist. on Dec 25, 2019:
honestly not safe, i have been warned by my relative that there are a lot of pickpockets in prague, and ALWAYS bring up your bags. don’t leave them in your car. although the shopping bags were covered in my car, the back of my car was smashed and broken into. was robbed of about 12k+ worth of things. ATROCIOUS. the audacity the people have here.
Gary on Jul 05, 2019:
Lived in Prague for 22 years and never had a problem. Not saying it is perfect, but certainly I would feel safe walking around at night alone, as I have done many times.
John on Mar 07, 2019:
Prague is a very safe place. I live here 10 years. You probably won't meet any drug dealers now. But even if you will, you won't feel unsafe, even drug dealers are polite here.