Crime in Rome, Italy

Crime rates in Rome, Italy

Level of crime
53.09 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.41 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
50.61 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
46.62 Moderate
Worries car stolen
47.49 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
55.82 Moderate
Worries attacked
41.97 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.71 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
29.94 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
56.97 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
60.87 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
41.97 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
71.12 High

Safety in Rome, Italy

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.87 High
Safety walking alone during night
44.30 Moderate

Contributors: 524

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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5 Comments so far
Mael on Aug 06, 2023:
I was in Rome recently. It generally isn’t that bad. There is only one thing to watch out for it’s people giving away bracelets. They’ll tell you it’s free and if you accept then they’ll start following you demanding money. So if they try giving you something and they say it’s free, don’t accept it, instead just politely decline the offer. I was there for only 3 days since I’m tourist but I got into that situation 3 times. I declined each time since luckily I already saw videos on social media mentioning those kinds of people. They’re not just in Italy but they exist in other countries too. Other than that, just take ordinary precautions like in other major European cities.
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.