Crime in Tbilisi, Georgia

Crime rates in Tbilisi, Georgia

Level of crime
15.97 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
49.80 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
17.24 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
16.06 Very Low
Worries car stolen
10.54 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
18.05 Very Low
Worries attacked
19.06 Very Low
Worries being insulted
21.74 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
20.46 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
29.71 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
24.79 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
17.08 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
26.38 Low

Safety in Tbilisi, Georgia

Safety walking alone during daylight
91.77 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
77.67 High

Contributors: 249

Last update: September 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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36 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 23, 2019 :
Recently Georgia’s crime rates are very high I am living in Georgia for 2 years in this 2 years there was a robbery attempt was happend in my home, and the police came and they treat us very badly . And some of my friends got mugged and threatened in several city centers police don’t have any role in this country as far I understood they behave to us like a illegal migrant, also I have a lot of good Georgian friends they told us that the current situation in Georgia is very bad, during the time of saakashvilli the crime rate was very low and the situation was pretty good))
#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.
#Mike on Apr 06, 2019 :
Country is a safe place in an overall sense, but if any of you guys or your friends got in some trouble I can provide help, translation, guidance and legal work if necessary in exchange for small honorary. Let me know if I can be in your service in any way: mail -
#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.
#Anonymous on Dec 15, 2018 :
Tbilisi, Georgia is not much safe as I experience. Be aware of the group of people having some pets and offering free photos. Then as a tourist you will have a photo with it for souvenirs but later on they will asked for some bucks. They will not allow you to live unless you hand some amount. They asked us 40 LARI for several fuckin photos they took. If you encounter these kind of people just simply ignore to keep trouble away.
For the taxi also if you're a tourist they charged you more than double of the regular fare. This activity is very common, even the legit taxi they have meter but they didn't used it. Better things to do before you get in ask first how much the fare to the place you're going to. If you think it's is over price then try to look for another taxi. Normally a distance of a kilometer should be charged at least 1 LARI nothing more.
#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…
#Adrian on Jun 09, 2018 :
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.

The roads are also filthy and have human faeces/ poop along the road. We saw people pooping just on the pavement next to an open plot of land!! This is common among Georgian locals to poop in public actually because in Georgia (Tbilisi) they don't have public toilets! Georgian women and men do this. It's common to smell pee and see traces of urine streaming off the pavements.

If you're a female tourist, have a friend with you as the Georgian men are known for sexually assaulting (and in a recent case also raping) female tourists. The UK embassy has warned their citizens against Georgian local men who target foreign girls. So be prepared and protect yourself.

Also, male tourists should be careful of the local Georgian woman prostitutes who stand on many streets in Tbilisi. Yes, they are cheap- roughly $30-but be careful because they can infect you as they do not use condoms. Don't be fooled by the cheap price, Georgia is an impoverished country, and healthcare is very poor, so you can and will get infected by the Georgian girls/ prostitutes.
#doorland on Jan 15, 2018 :
...for crimimal is feel less . but why Georgia goverment don't control sex businese in fake name" Thaimassage shop "

...many people know they show bord for "tradition Thai Massage" but in side 70%-80% they sale sex

...i recoment to check them activity at rustaveli street near by libery building . the shop a litle bit hiden near by coffee bean cafe

...this make immage nature & culture country like Georgia to be Sex city from Thailand

...why no one do any thing !!!
#Turnip on Jan 12, 2018 :
Safer than most places, you'd run into more trouble in Berlin or London than here. Only real "crime" that is common would be Taxi drivers overcharging, but just use a taxi app and you'll avoid that.

I've spent a few months here, and I've never had any issues.
#Parvez iqbal kuwait on Aug 20, 2017 :
I with my family have been in Tbilisi for 24days we did not found any thing is one of the safest heavens on earth.long live Georgia long life people of Georhia
#Philip on Aug 03, 2017 :
alex santos on Sep 13, 2013 :
Georgia is a bad country

Good is Brazil 59 thousand peoples murdered for year
#IRKS on Jul 31, 2017 :
Generally, Georgia is one of the safest countries in the entire world. You are not afraid of getting insulted, rubbed or even murdered. But, 2 months ago young girl was murdered by her cousin as I've heard, turns out Georgia has some freaking psychopaths as well... It's been a while since the mother killed her husband and son to engage with her secret 'boyfriend'... These kind of things happen everywhere, despite the low crime index!
I think that Georgian government got to take the plunge and stop corruption! Patriarchate is overgrown with mafia. Speaking of which, so-called see 'Patriarchate Mafia' manipulate Georgian people. They use a patriarch as the tool of the manipulation. Yeah, crime is low here but it happens everywhere right? You (as the tourist) will never be mistreated by Georgians. They are super hosts, everyone speaks highly of them!!! You are welcome in Georgia!

By the way, i read the mean comment about crime in villages. Guess what, you can wear anything, even 'vivid colors' , you don't have to be modest just be yourself! You will never be outraged because of your race,color,sexuality or gender!
#GEORGE on Jul 05, 2017 :
Tbilisi is amazing place and people are amazing! you should visit this city one day...
#nick on Jan 20, 2017 :
Georgia is one of the most safe city-s in europe. Dont mention some coments, i have no idea why some people say such kind of lies. Georgia is very beautifull and safe country. I advice you to visit defenitly
#HaS on Oct 04, 2016 :
I read in comments that Georgian like/love Russians. Well, NO. Georgian do not love anyone other than themselves, they are just too polite to say that. If you want to be safe and enjoy staying there, NEVER, I mean NEVER discuss politics or History with locals. You can listen, ask questions, but if you are asked to provide your opinion, say that you have no idea about politics in this region, although you know Russia had a war with Georgia, so you just have some questions... Discussing politics (current or something from history book) is nearly never a good idea.
#HaS on Oct 04, 2016 :
First of all, you MUST be careful wherever you, no matter how safe it is.
I have been in more than 40 countries around the world and Georgia is one of the most distinctive places I have ever been. It is much more diverse than you might think such for such a small country. Mostly, it is very safe and crime rates are low, but all this statistics that you might come across over the internet is not 100% true for all Georgia. Tbilisi, Batumi and other bigger cities are really safe. Unless you try to get into trouble, you will be safe. People are tolerant and rarely aggressive. It is nearly impossible to find someone who had anything stolen for last 10 or more years. Robberies are extremely low. If you are a bit careful, nobody will steal anything from you. It is true that violent crime level (such as murder and shooting) increased, but such crime nearly never involves foreigners or strangers (Georgians are not aggressive. Usually they do not act offensively).

Smaller villages are totally different from city experience. Rural villages are more aggressive towards foreigners and strangers. To avoid any trouble, you would be better of by sticking to some rules: 1. Always be polite and keep calm; 2. Dress conservatively - avoid vivid colors, shorts and revealing tops (this applies to both men and women); 3. read a bit about eastern orthodox church (you will be visiting lots of churches, so knowing how to behave there is very important).

I spent nearly 10 months in Georgia and it was a wonderful experience. I have never been robbed, offender or otherwise mistreated by anyone.
#Giorgi on Sep 13, 2016 :
Forget about rates, that is wrong, that was from 2005 to 2012. in 1 hour Georgia can change upside down. Now is full of shit there. gangs, shooting on the streets, don't trust to rates, they artificially pushing crime rate low to get tourists. Open last month crime news and it will draw clear picture for you. Now we have elections on 8 October and nobody knows what is going to happen. Present government is oriented to Russia and if they will not manage to put their candidates on chairs then may civil war, or provocations from Russia.
#NNN on Aug 19, 2016 :
Tbilisi, as Georgia in common, is one of the safest places in the world. You will never feel abandoned or lonely. Anybody in the streets will be ready to help you with anything they can. People there are extremely hospitable, that's they way they are. As we know, there are no perfect countries with no crime level, so is Georgia. You should just follow ordinary rules of safety, such as don't walk alone in woods or dark parks (like anywhere) and respect the country you live in. You guys at least don't have to be afraid of terrorism, which is very actual for many European countries and the USA actually. Sure you might have a small risk of being robbed or pickpocketed at very busy places like railway stations. But it's common for any place in the world. But I hardly can imagine any violent actions from Georgians which could be even little dangerous. To me, more easy and common is to observe a very Georgian quality- making friends everywhere, even in streets and having little feasts, drinking wine together and appreciating peace and love. That's Georgia ))
#Danko on Aug 08, 2016 :
I lived in Tbilisi for a while and the city is FULL of drunk drivers, wife beaters, and thieves. Georgians will steal from their employers, lie, and have no regard for others (unless it's their family or circle). They litter with impunity and are TERRIBLE to dogs. This country can be used as a parking lot for Russia. Good riddance.
#Jamie on Jul 13, 2016 :
Disregard most comments concerning political parties, they're bollocks. Crime rate has been about the same since mid 2000's. I've lived in Tbilisi for several years and from what I know it's extremely safe.
#Anna on Jun 18, 2016 :
I'm living in Tbilisi for 14 already, I'm an american citizen.
What I can say about this country is that I never had problems with people when Saakashvili was here.
When the new president came, he let out a lot of people from the jail, and I got my phone stolen, not only that there was an attempt for rape(not all men are like that here, but assholes are everywhere, so I thought u needed to know). So, girls please be careful with the men here, of course unless you are interested in them :)
We have a lot of people from India, Pakistan and Africa here, they study in the Medical University and people are quite nice to them, can't say that they LOVE them here, but they are nice.
Walking around in the night? No problem, just make sure to watch around and not walk in some dark alleys and stuff(which can be said about ANY city)
Make sure to not show that you have a lot of money if that makes sense. People WILL use it. Taxi drivers, in restaurants, etc etc. Be modest, don't show off for your own good.
The city itself is wonderful and very historical.

-Lives in Tbilisi for 14 years, married to a georgian man.
#Londoner on Jun 04, 2016 :
Have just returned from first visit to Georgia (Tbilisi and Svaneti). It's a stunning place and I can't wait to go back. I felt totally safe walking around Tbilisi day and night and the Georgian people are friendly and helpful.
#Anil on May 22, 2016 :
Iam planning to send my son for medical education next year. Is it safe enough to live and study for 6 years
#Hey, guys on May 13, 2016 :
Hello everyone!
I'd like to know what is the situation in Georgia now, in 2016. Yes, I read all the post, but the informations are a bit of confused. I'm female and I'm not sure if is safe to go to Georgia alone. I also would like to ask if somebody can send me Georgian online newspapers (www.???).
Thanks, guys!
#Lawrence on May 01, 2016 :
Hi friends.

i am planing to move Georgia Tbilisi with my family and plan to open my own business like restaurant or coffee shop and need to know about its good idea or not.
#Mark on Apr 10, 2016 :
It is pretty safe to walk in Tbilisi both during daytime and at night. Youngsters know English and are very helpful. Older people speak Russian better. Metro is the easiest and fastest way to navigate in Tbilisi. The stations are written and announced both in Georgian and English. As for the people, they are friendly and hospitable. Food is amazing. Nature is marvelous. Prices are not expensive. A place to go
#Wayne_Shorter_ on Mar 17, 2016 :
Georgia is a woderful country, really beautiful and bit exotic, with a great culture and history. But who gives a sh*t about that!

These days Tbilisi's being a terrible city. really gives me the creeps! almost everyone is rude and negative even with each-others. Liar-stinky-swollen-unsettled citizens of Tbilisi. there are only few places where you can feel safe and comfortable.
NONE OF THEM speaks English, but Russian.

most of Georgians adore Russia despite they bombed and exploded Gori and some other Georgian cities couple of years ago. that's very interesting thing. no fuck*n idea but they still LOVE Russia. only few people tries to protest and not to be like others.
#Nick on Oct 12, 2015 :
US-Guy, I have no idea why you are lying about everything, it seems you are from opposition, from group of saakashvili and i have nothing against your coallition, but stop lying just because another group took over government.

I can surely say that Georgia is 100x times safer than USA, UK or any european country. It is in South-Eastern region but It is nowhere near Russia, Ukraine or any other countries. First of all police in Georgia is very strict about everything and they are everywhere. I am British Citizen originally from Georgia and I find myself 100x times safer in Georgia than in England. You can go and visit the country anytime and never be afraid to walk alone outside at night.
#Legacy on Oct 08, 2015 :
I wish to know more about Georgia tbilis standard academic status, how is it in Georgia? Can foreigners studied there? And also how is there work there? Someone should enlight me.