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Crime in Sofia, Bulgaria

Crime rates in Sofia, Bulgaria

Level of crime
45.22 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
51.00 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.05 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
35.63 Low
Worries car stolen
46.56 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.43 Moderate
Worries attacked
35.63 Low
Worries being insulted
34.62 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
31.23 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.00 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
54.33 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.78 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
86.55 Very High

Safety in Sofia, Bulgaria

Safety walking alone during daylight
85.33 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
53.50 Moderate

Contributors: 259

Last update: April 2019

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

#Dimitri on Feb 04, 2019 :
I am bulgarian citizen as well, born and raised in Sofia, now I'm living in Canada for almost 15 years. I have been several time back there but definitely think that crime is almost like every big city in Europe. Stay away from suburbans and places called getto. Also exchange your money only at the bank offices. In general, for western tourists is safe but do not forget that you are in foreign country. Enjoy your stay in Sofia. It's really charm city
#Anonymous on Jan 20, 2019 :
#Anonymous don't lie. There were no such case. You watch too many movies.
#Anonymous on Dec 29, 2018 :
Sofia safe are you kidding? The crime stats here should be above 100% seriously.Muggings and armed robbery's are at a premium in Sofia day or night, truth be known.Me and seven of my friends were having lunch at an upscale restaurant at 1:00 pm on a Wednesday.The place was packed seating capacity 137. Four gunmen with uzi's fired shots over head and demanded everyone to put their valuables on the tables and remain face down on the floor.Forget pick pockets that's petty compared to what Sofia has become.
#Sonny on Nov 30, 2018 :
First time I was in Sofia was 4/5 years ago. Crime was obviously around but I felt pretty safe. Now I have moved here from Belgium and have been living here for a year and I feel safer here than in Belgian cities.
#Niko on May 09, 2018 :
I am a Bulgarian residing in the US. I left there in 1986 and as of May 1, 2018 have not been back yet. Sofia was a very safe place back then, and I have never ones seen a naked man with a wallet in his hand, but if I see one I will laugh my piss off. Going home son for first time! Can't wait to east some good Bulgarian cooking!
#Anonymous on Oct 13, 2017 :
I agree with you my friend. Sofia is absolutely safe place to be. Also if I see you walking naked in the night I will definitely do my best to avoid you. Hahaha
#Bodrimir on Aug 29, 2017 :
Sofia is one of the safest cities I've ever seen and I've been in 41 countries around the world. If you ask regular Bulgarian about the level of crime in Sofia/Bulgaria, he can tell you lots of bad things - as any other person he would compare with some he doesn't really know. But trust me, he I can walk naked with my wallet in the hand in the middle of the night and no one will touch me.