Crime in Seoul, South Korea

Crime rates in Seoul, South Korea

Level of crime
35.82 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
53.43 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
33.07 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
33.46 Low
Worries car stolen
30.62 Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.92 Low
Worries attacked
36.80 Low
Worries being insulted
39.09 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
35.91 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
31.22 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
35.59 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
34.62 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
39.27 Low

Safety in Seoul, South Korea

Safety walking alone during daylight
69.81 High
Safety walking alone during night
62.72 High

Contributors: 457

Last update: October 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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2 Comments so far

#DSG on Aug 16, 2018 :
Seoul is one of the safest major cities in the world. It is much safer than any North American or European major city. You can leave your laptop unattended in Starbucks for hours and nobody will touch it. People are really nice and return lost items all the time. A lot of people don't even lock their cars at night because nobody is stealing. I have never heard or experienced pickpocketing or mugging in over 10 years living here. The data here is inaccurate and I would guess from disgruntled English teachers living here. Koreans are somewhat racist, but I've never heard of an attack on foreign tourists. The only somewhat less safe area is Itaewon where lots of foreigners get into brawls and street drinking/partying/fighting happens. Also safety is a concern because of bad drivers and scooters on the road. But not crime. Honestly, in my opinion, the only safer cities in the world would be places like Singapore or Kyoto. Even Tokyo with its yakuza and drink scammers seems slightly more dangerous.
#J.Shah on Jul 09, 2018 :
Really? Seoul is very peaceful and you can leave your belongings in the middle of road, and I'm 99pc sure no one even touch them.