Crime in Riga, Latvia

Crime rates in Riga, Latvia

Level of crime
37.85 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
46.53 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
34.09 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
32.06 Low
Worries car stolen
30.12 Low
Worries things from car stolen
46.24 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.48 Low
Worries being insulted
33.64 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
23.40 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
40.67 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
46.46 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
24.20 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
66.06 High

Safety in Riga, Latvia

Safety walking alone during daylight
83.11 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
53.85 Moderate

Contributors: 221

Last update: October 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

#Stg44 on Aug 29, 2019 :
As a tourist i have to admit that Riga can be shady sometimes. Espacially Centraltirgus, the central market near the trainstation should be avoided outside the regular opening hours of the grocery and souvenier stands. Many HOMELESS PEOPLE on alcohol. Seems like Centraltirgus is a sucking magnet for the scum of Riga. As always, dont stare at them, I have been shouted at several time... As long as you are there with a local, like me, nothing happens.
#Janis on Feb 28, 2018 :
@Gregory. Im Latvian. I live near Riga and ive been there alot. Riga is definitely a safe city if you know what you are doing. I would suggest to avoid these 2 areas - Centraltirgus and Kengarags. Always watch your bags and stuff because pickpockets are common there especially in Centraltirgus.

However i wouldnt suggest visiting Riga. Even though it is safe, i always get kinda strange atmosphere there and theres nothing really special about architecture either. Id rather visit Ventspils or other cities in west.
#andris on Feb 27, 2018 :
I am local from Riga. It's very safe here comparing to most European cities. I have lived in London for some time and i can say it's a lot more dangerous,especially in the night time.
#Gregory on Feb 15, 2018 :
Tom, are you referring to some specific part of the Riga? Im thinking to move for 3 months there.
#tom on Feb 13, 2018 :
Riga must be avoided at all costs. I left Rock Cafe in Riga Old Town at 2am to go back to the apartment on Saturday night and work up in the hospital with my face black and blue. I also had my phone and wallet robbed. I'm from London where walking around is safe, not in Riga. It's a very dangerous place unless you're only planning on going out during the day.