Crime in Tbilisi, Georgia

Crime rates in Tbilisi, Georgia

Level of crime
21.96 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.35 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
19.81 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
19.83 Very Low
Worries car stolen
14.78 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
22.26 Low
Worries attacked
23.64 Low
Worries being insulted
26.07 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
25.15 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
32.83 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
29.58 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
21.22 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
32.57 Low

Safety in Tbilisi, Georgia

Safety walking alone during daylight
85.58 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
70.26 High

Contributors: 351

Last update: May 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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22 Comments so far
ABDULQAWi on Jul 16, 2021:
This city is one of the safest city’s in fact In the whole county ,,,compared to the USA Canada UK Germany France and the rest of Europe country’s
visitor on May 28, 2021:
never under any circumstance go into a restaurant, bar, or club from any women that approach you from the street asking if you need recommendation for a place to eat or drink. These are scam restaurants, and all bars/clubs in Tbilisi are scam places. u been warned.
visitor on May 28, 2021:
pretty bad country. lot of crime here against tourist even away from tourist areas.
Jordan on Oct 03, 2020:
Its not safe for people that look different . Georgians are very aggressive people especially if you are minority. All this good comments are nothing but lies. You cant even walk alone during night because some drunk georgians might start fighting for no reason just because your skin or even t-shirt looks different.
advice from georgian on Sep 18, 2020:
hey, some advices about safety for people who are going to visit Georgia.

about nighlife:
try to avoid night bars and strip clubs, if you don't have recommendations about place.
nightclubs like Bassiani, Khidi and Mtkvarze are fine and safe. just go and find out about place before you visit at midnight.
some places can overcharge you as hell.

about transport:
bus, micro bus, metro, train are ok and cheap. however if want to take taxi, I recommend to do that through apps.
Yandex Taxi, Bolt, Maxim - those companies are fine, they will give you fair price. local taxi drivers might overcharge you.
Jasper.Rebecca on Jun 16, 2020:
The reason why people have a mouth and two ears is because they listen twice as much as they say
Mladen Adamović on Mar 14, 2020:
Crime definitely exists in Georgia and it's the tourists who are the targets. The reason they claim low crime, is because their police refuse to help tourists open criminal cases against locals that attack tourists. They pick-pocket, and overcharge, and make threats.
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2020:
Crime is much lower today, most crimes are family crimes, which unfortunately, but still is very common problem for whole region, not just for Georgia, tourism is mostly safe, but there are still some areas that you should stay away from (but, such areas you can find in every city nowadays, unfortunately) and police reacts very fast, not long ago someone stole bike from my friend, who is a British tourist and police find it just in a day.
Mohan on Dec 21, 2019:
I had a bad experience in last day of the trip in Tbilisi. Group of kids are came añd touched me both sides of my pant pockets suddenly in the Marjanishvlli street's Metro station (in front of Mc Donald) area. Specially when you are walking alone they were doing these kind of nonsense activity after 3:30pm onwards. Beware of them.
Tbilisi travellor on Nov 19, 2019:
I have read my message below- and it is really not fair of the beauty of the place and the people. Tbilisi is an amazing place for tourists and the poeple lovely- we had a few moments of suspicioion but apart from that the people were warm and wanted us to love the country as well.

I would recommend this city one hundred percent.
Tbilisi travellor on Nov 19, 2019:
I am coming back from Tbilisi tomorrow after spending 5 days here.

The country is amazing and the people kind if you're paying for something. Apart from that I found the people intimidating - I am a 6ft 4 boxer from England- so I can hold my own, but there was a few times I told my girlfriend to walk forward whilst I directly communicated with a certain person or group as they followed us, I felt safer in rough parts of London than I did here.

Regardless- if you keep your whits about you- you will be fine.
John on Oct 23, 2019:
Be careful at outside bars, I sat down at a bar ordered a beer and two ladies next to me started chating with and I offered the a drink... to find out those women work for the bar and the drinks they order (cognac)is 50 dollars a glass.which was written in a menu that no body will show you So after three drink each they charge me 600. When I protest they call their fellow security people and they put handcuff on me till I withdrew money from ATM. To let me leave. A lot of fraud is going on in the city.
Lasha on May 06, 2019:
I actually don't understand why people lie, I am Georgian, I find Georgians commenting negative things about Georgia which is not correct in this post. I actually don't understand why. I am young male I go out at night I am mostly alone and always feel safe. There are lots of tourists and I never noticed them treated badly.
Generally you should avoid gypsies they will do everything to make you to give them money, kids will grab your leg and ask you to give money or they won't let you go and stuff like this happens. This is problematic issue for every one and not only foreigners but locals are targeted to. Police can't do anything because they can't arrest kids. They have absolutely no legal status they have no documents no nothing. You can't punish them by any means other than jail time which is too excessive for hugging someone's leg obviously, legally they don't exist.
You should be polite obviously don't pollute important sites, and don't swear or behave badly in churches, people are mostly very religious and whey will find it very insulting. If you need help you can ask it and everybody will gladly help you. Hospitality is big thing here every one tries their best and it is very important to be generous and king toward guests.
Sheikh Abdurrehman on Mar 30, 2019:

Can anyone please help me report a cyber crime committed by two persons resident of Tbilisi, Georgia.

They contacted me to purchase a game account that I had put on sale on a Facebook group. They somehow lured me into giving my email login details first and then paying me $200 for the game account. After I provided them the login details to verify the account, they just blocked me and I never got my money.

I have proofs in form of Facebook chat with each of the two persons, I have the email and phone number they used to lock away my account.

Can anyone please help? They agreed to pay me moneu, keep my email shared, and only using the game account, But now that they have locked me out of my email address, I’m really worried.
Anonymous on Feb 23, 2019:
I had the same experience yesterday which was my first day.

Group of children approached and hugged me and i pushed them away without noticing taking my wallet and in 2 seconds one man alerted me to check my money and then i chased them immediately and retrieved my wallet which was empty then in seconds popice arrived and some robbed coupled like us and we stayed 4 hours on site with police then we went to police station for 3 hours to take statement, and all what they said is that we can not arrest these gypsys under age and that this is happening every day.

Then i told them if its happening every day, then where are you and where are the cameras????
I told them this is ruing your tourism and police didnt care about that.
Shafeeq on Feb 07, 2019:
I was in Tbilisi for a week and Georgia is comparatively safer place. I had very bad experience on the last day of the visit.
A group of kids approached and touched me and within a second they stole my wallet and took my money (around 650 USD) and throw my wallet in the street and run away . I chased them but unfortunately could catch. Under even patrol police chased them but can’t find them . The police case was registered but unfortunately police informed they are Azerbaijan refugees and cannot find them and cannot arrest as they are below 14 years old.So guys please don’t carry too much money and always watch these type of kids group.
Dominique on Jan 08, 2019:
I have been living in Tbilisi for nearly a year now. Compared to all cities I have visited in Europe it is the safest I have ever felt. I certainly do not understand some of the negative comments regarding safety here. There are the pick pockets and harrasment, but in my observation they have been exclusively committed by the Gypsies which have a very bad and deserved reputation also among locals. They are easy to spot and to be avoided at all costs. The usual procedure is having a lot of small kids approaching and touching you all over while an adult supervises the situation from a distance. They are very quick and manage to get hold of your valuables in the blink of an eye.
Anonymous on Jan 07, 2019:
Tbilisi is one of the safest city in the World. I feel totally safe there, much safer than Western European big cities. Even as a woman you can walk everywhere after it is dark. I left my car with keys in it overnight and nothing happened. Downtown areas are full of people untill 2:00AM and feels very safe. In general Tbilisi is so safe that there are not good or bad neighborhoods in terms of crime. If you will check crime statistics or reports in Tbilisi, you will find out that Tbilisi is one of the safest cities in the World, much safer than Prague or Munich.

Violent crime is very rare, so is even pit-pocketing. Only thing you have to avoid is private taxi fares, they might charge you twice more if they will see that you are foreigner. Try to use Metro train (very clean and very deep) or buses where you pay electronically. Also "Taxify"-Georgian version of Uber is very effective and cheap.
David on Oct 24, 2018:
Hello everybody,

I have been in Georgia 3 times, I was excited all the time. People are very nice and always ready to help. Police is everywhere and always pleasant. Nobody tries to abuse each other, everybody are smiling. Love these people and that country.
George on Aug 23, 2018:
I live in Georgia and I know very well what the situation is here.:) The situation is very bad. First of all, the Georgian government is corrupt and ignorant. The next problem is the high rate of unemployment And low wages, which is why crime has increased, Especially in recent years And because of this there is no perspective in the country and young people leaves the country. So no one should believe that Georgia is a safe country. With these fabricated and fraudulent ratings, the Georgian government deceives international partners to create a good image…
Toka on Aug 23, 2018:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Georgia and she said that Georgia is a safe country that is very funny. for example, In Georgia, as soon as they see different people, they are aggressive, as well as the population as well as the police. Even if you are just differently dressed… And this rating is full of lies about Georgia’s security!!!
will on Aug 23, 2018:
It is a lie that there is no criminal in Georgia. The crime rate is quite high in Georgia. Three months ago, I was with my wife and handed us a handbag in the street. When we addressed the police they did not pay attention to us. Unfortunately…