Crime in Prague, Czech Republic

Crime rates in Prague, Czech Republic

Level of crime
21.03 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
44.37 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
22.51 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
20.50 Low
Worries car stolen
28.23 Low
Worries things from car stolen
44.02 Moderate
Worries attacked
19.63 Very Low
Worries being insulted
21.84 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
19.46 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
36.85 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
39.88 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
15.60 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
57.89 Moderate

Safety in Prague, Czech Republic

Safety walking alone during daylight
92.56 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
72.91 High

Contributors: 220

Last update: March 2018

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

#Jsuit on Feb 16, 2018 :
The pick pockets in Prague are not subtle. Even when you give them a proper eyeball fucking they still try to approach you.

We were all fairly drunk, just walking around the city, being friendly. As we walked down the street, a group of locals approached us and one went in for a friendly hug and I, being drunk and friendly, went with it. I felt him reach into my back pocket for my wallet. Luckily I keep my wallet in my front pocket when I travel so there was nothing there, but I felt this and immediately pushed him away and started yelling.
#Dan on Feb 16, 2018 :
Some gangs are selling drugs and most streets aren't safe at night. be careful.
#Dan on Feb 16, 2018 :
The police have to be the most incompetent, and unpolite people i've met. I got robbed in my hotel and they did NOTHING. Some asian tourists were robbed as well. Pickpockets are EVERYWHERE and the city is dirty.
#Kai-Uwe on Jun 30, 2017 :
I've been living in Prague for two years and been in the streets, in pubs, and public transport day and night. Despite of the "danger" to meet drunken and therefore sometimes offensive people from every parts of the world it is safe. You have to bear in mind that this city is party paradise of Europe as nowhere else alcohol is so cheap and drugs are so easy to reach. But yes, I have to agree with Reggie in a certain way as Czech people are aware of the wealth gap between them and westerners. And, although it's going better and better every year there are still people who are going to find their way to cheat you. But hey - my Jewish Granfather said: "ignorance has to pay taxes!"
#thunder on Sep 17, 2016 :
thats not truth, here in Prague a woman cannot walk in the night alone without meeting stalkers, junkies, perverz people etc. Many times I have been walkin in the night some junkies wanted to beat me because of the way I look or I met some guy masturbating in the bus station and I am not the only one who has that expirience, many inhabitants can approve this what I am saying!
#Martin on Sep 12, 2015 :
Prague is generally fairly safe. Beware of pickpockets, taxi drivers cheating with fare and small money exchange offices that have very poor exchange rates and hidden fees despite showing a large "0%" on their ads. Other than that, just use a common sense and you will be fine.
#Eva on Apr 23, 2015 :
Hi Reggie, I think you just have bad personal experience and I believe next time it will be better! I didn't hear anything like that from my foreign friends who are visiting Prague. You can meet people with bad intentions everywhere.... Also, I live in Prague and I think 32% crime rate is too overrated...Yes sometimes there are thefts in public transports or there are few places where I wouldn't go alone during night, but that's all... I am really wondering, how it's gonna be when I am going to visit city which has 80% ... Should I be worried or not ? haha ...
#Reggie on Jun 25, 2014 :
Personal integrity is the biggest crime. I booked Pension Volina on line. It was not as advertised, they refused to deduct my large deposit, the daughter, who sort-of speaks English, was verbally abusive. I booked at Hostel Marabou with another booking agent. The price was higher than the online contract. It was either lose another deposit or pay the higher price. I helped a guy with a broken leg for 2 months. Due to a glitch in my US bank account, I couldn't use my bank card for cash, and was 3 weeks late in rent. I asked him if I could transfer the money into his account and I'd pay him the equivalent of $50 'for his trouble'. Bear in mind, I had his pin because I got money out of his account several times. My money came, he was gone with all of it.