Crime in Tbilisi, Georgia

Crime rates in Tbilisi, Georgia

Level of crime
16.98 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
42.28 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
17.11 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
15.89 Very Low
Worries car stolen
11.47 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
18.37 Very Low
Worries attacked
19.79 Very Low
Worries being insulted
20.25 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
19.19 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
25.87 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
23.58 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
17.07 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
22.16 Low

Safety in Tbilisi, Georgia

Safety walking alone during daylight
91.05 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
78.21 High

Contributors: 152

Last update: December 2017

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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25 Comments so far

#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.
#Elisabeth on Jun 04, 2015 :
I have been in Georgia for several times and it's a really safe country. I'm female and had no problem to walk in the streets at midnight, even alone. Even outside Tbilisi it's very safe, and people are so hospitable, it's my personal experience. Cops are so supportive if you need something that I haven't seen nowhere else. In addition, it's a really cheap country
#George on Apr 25, 2015 :
I've been in Tbilisi and it's a cheapest European country, even crime is lower then in Europe. I have no idea that lies are you talking #US-Guy, I've been there in 2014 last time. Sorry but you seem a bit fake.
#Murat on Dec 05, 2014 :
Tiblisi is a safe place.i have been there 5 times!
#Jacob shashlick on Mar 28, 2014 :
Tbilisi is not a safe place and i dont know why Georgian people are so rude...
#Aloha on Jan 28, 2014 :
Us-guy, whatever you are writing is pure lies.
From personal experience, Tbilisi is one of the safest cities in the world. There is no problem walking outside and it doesnt matter if its day or night. Tbilisi is the city where u leave ur cars unlocked on the streets at night, may not close entrance doors to ur appartment, and can leave ur belongings (phone or laptop) on the table of cafe and go to toilet without worrying that anyone would take it.

Concerning foreigners - u know nothing about Georgian mentality. Foreigner here is a guest and that by fact mean untouchable. Yeap u may be "robbed" by an asshole cab driver sometimes if u dont know taxi rates. Other than that if somone would approach u on emptry street in the middle of the night, thats just because yhey would offer help with giving u directions.
I am female, foreigner and i live here for six month now. Beautiful country, beautiful city, beautiful people

Also US guy, in your country at every moment there are at least 5 active serial killers. In georgia there was none. When someone is killed here or missing it is huge topic, because it happens so rarely (thanks God)

Though had to admit that heard a lot from locals that lately crime situation is getting worse.