Crime in Rome, Italy

Crime rates in Rome, Italy

Level of crime
55.33 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.74 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
54.39 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
50.38 Moderate
Worries car stolen
50.56 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
59.44 Moderate
Worries attacked
45.05 Moderate
Worries being insulted
46.13 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
33.18 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.38 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
64.15 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.98 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
75.60 High

Safety in Rome, Italy

Safety walking alone during daylight
70.56 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.31 Moderate

Contributors: 445

Last update: April 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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7 Comments so far
Romano on Apr 05, 2021:
Native from Rome here. I quit the capital because it wasn't as safe as rewarding as I fancied. It was not totally dangerous, but several areas or groups avoided, like the plague. Apparently, the commenter here who lived in ex-pat areas or hotels doesn't know what the crime index is for a city like Rome. I would say, at present, even closer to the red zone. Like in many Mediterranean countries, police in Rome are just holding the stress of the high pressure of criminalities increased by the number of refugees. Police in Vatican city only patrols their territory, which is big as a mall. 10 comments on this page don't make Rome a safe city btw. Crime is increasing lately as in many European cities, so be aware and grab your wallet.
Jack on Jan 29, 2021:
Rome is very safe city also in the night if you compare with other big cities in the world. Police are patrolling everywhere at any time.
art on Oct 28, 2020:
I went for a few days in Rome 2019, I felt quite safe and I have looked after my staff so I always keep an eye on phone wallet, etc., never bother to talk with strangers, but I have noticed a lot of Afrikan and Muslim immigrants trying to sell some crap or maybe steal your stuff, a lot of gypsies be aware of them don't even stop if they try to make contact, avoid them like a plague, a lot of gypsies came from Romania. all those immigrants from 3rd world countries slowly ruing one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world. I will come back to Rome definitely, but you need to be always on the lookout.
Bob De La Cruz on Sep 29, 2020:
Rome is probably among the safest cities in Europe. For a metropolis of 5 million people, I would say that Rome is exceptionally safe. Smaller cities such as Paris, Athens or Milan have much more crime and dangerous area.
Maybe the fact that Rome contains the police forces and security systems of two different countries (Italy and Vatican City) plays a big factor.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2019:
There are too many prejudices about Rome. Rome IS A SAFE CITY! I have been traveling and walking alone in Rome for years and nothing has EVER happened to me. I felt much more in danger in cities like Paris, London or Barcelona.
Sydney Hamaker on Aug 14, 2019:
Loved Rome! I went in January, only had 1 issue where my phone got stolen but I set my self up for that being in a sketchy area and all! Can’t wait to go back in april
bg on Jun 10, 2019:
Hate Rome. A girl standing next to the ticketing machine at Termini offered to help. We told her the place we wanted to go, she helped me bought a pair of random tickets, and took my change. The random tickets of course arent for the place we wanted to go, money wasted and we had to buy the correct one again.
Then, at the platform, a bunch of men forced us to give them our suitcases, they delivered them onto the train and refused to leave without getting some money from us.
We walked by a pizza restaurant near Vatican, waiters were pulling people in, as soon as we stopped and look at what's on their menu they set up the table, pour water into glass and forced us to sit down.
Tivioli fountain was under construction when we were there. All fenced off and dried up but they still want you to throw money into the construction site, really? so desperate. I know this is probably the single pool with the most income in the world, alot of spare change over the year probably funded the refurbishment of the fountain, but cant you wait til you finished upgrading it?
You will need to be a complete asshole to get by in Rome. Anyone say hi to you you better off dont react. Anyone offer to help you better think twice. Let alone stories happening at the Metro which we fortunately avoided.
What a pathetic place for holiday, really could do without the stress.