Crime in Riga, Latvia

Crime rates in Riga, Latvia

Level of crime
38.83 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
48.47 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
36.10 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
33.67 Low
Worries car stolen
31.79 Low
Worries things from car stolen
46.69 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.39 Low
Worries being insulted
34.74 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.84 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
42.12 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.43 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
26.27 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
68.28 High

Safety in Riga, Latvia

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.16 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
54.93 Moderate

Contributors: 334

Last update: February 2024

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
Josef on Feb 18, 2024:
I'm Jewish & somewhat swarthy and not tall, and I was in Riga for 1 month, my experiences:

1. In a student accommodation someone drew a big swastika in the snow and laughed

2. I was almost attacked for no reason by a drunk person

3. A wallet with 1,000 euros disappeared, was possibly stolen

4. When I entered a shopping mall the 2 women at the entrance looked at me and laughed, no idea why

5. When I tried talking to a policeman to say the wallet disappeared he ignored me
Anonymous on Oct 16, 2023:
Europe has changed a lot...even small countries ...very xenophobic....
Anonymous on Oct 16, 2023:
Europe has changed a lot...even small countries ...very xenophobic....
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2022:
Riga is very safe in comparison to other European cities. I have walked alone day and night in the center and also outskirts haven’t enountered any dangerous situations whereas in London, Paris, Rome and other cities were quite dangerous not even talking about the USA, especially DC.
Leo10-6EMafia on Oct 18, 2021:
boring city where nothing happens. Tallinn is more criminal.
more than 60% of the population are russians
Hannah on Oct 15, 2021:
Riga is a very safe city! Have walked around not only in the city center, but also have visited the outskirts! Super safe in day and at night! Only thing avoid local Russians! Latvians are very reserved, but not that aggressive.
Jones on Feb 18, 2021:
This city is worth to travel to and is much safer then Liepaja, the only city I recommend going to in Latvia.
Anonymous on Dec 18, 2020:
Nowhere on this planet is 100℅ safe.I travelled to big west EU cities Milan Paris Frankfurt and in my opinion less safe espclly had a bad experience in Italy . Riga is beatful .all u need is be cautious .if u are out at night try avoid dark places or standing people and sometimes those drunk guys...otherwise nothing to worry