Crime in Skopje, North Macedonia

Crime rates in Skopje, North Macedonia

Level of crime
47.61 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
70.86 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
45.04 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
39.54 Low
Worries car stolen
28.57 Low
Worries things from car stolen
50.00 Moderate
Worries attacked
42.86 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.27 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
44.89 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.82 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
49.82 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
38.83 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
86.61 Very High

Safety in Skopje, North Macedonia

Safety walking alone during daylight
78.90 High
Safety walking alone during night
53.55 Moderate

Contributors: 142

Last update: July 2022

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
Daniel on Dec 13, 2021:
I was in Skopje last year and lets keep it short its a safe city.
Kuzman on Jan 15, 2020:
Great place, one of the best places to visit in Southeast Europe. Totally agree with Tony...
Ganza on May 26, 2019:
i agree with chris,im macedonian and i have experienced similar situations like him often.
Tony on Dec 03, 2018:
I strongly disagree with Chris and his comments that Skopje is very dangerous?!? That's so far the most tremendous lie I've ever heard in my life!!! I was born in Skopje and spent most of my time there before I moved in Canada and I can tell you, absolutely, by all means, that Skopje and basically the whole Macedonia is one of the most safest places in Europe! I've never experienced any incident, attack or any kind of assault in my life back there in almost 35 years! Having in mind that Macedonia is indeed according to statistics one of the poorest countries in Europe and the western part is occupied by Albanians, well-known troublemakers and drug dealers, and there was the war bursting in ex-Yugoslavia twenty years ago(but not in Macedonia), safety is at very high level there. I've just got back from vacation there and had a enjoyed thoroughly every single day, besides the fact that was very hot (about 40 Celsius), surely the only concern if you visit Skopje during the summer.
Agustin on Sep 30, 2018:
Be careful with taking taxis from the street or even from the bus terminal. I took a taxi at night from the bus station, he switched a 1000 MKD bill for a 100 MKD and demanded more money, and then he got physical, not only that, but he even took me to the wrong place, and I couldn't find anyone in the street at night to ask for directions.

What I could have done better?

1) Try to arrive during day time
2) Do NOT talk to any taxi drive who comes up to me nor take any taxi from the street.
3) Buy a sim card with internet in the shopping mall
4) Download an app to call for cab (there is no Uber or similar)
5) Show the exact location on google maps and make sure he follows the correct route

Other than that Skopje is pretty safe