Crime in Tehran, Iran

Crime rates in Tehran, Iran

Level of crime
56.72 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.00 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.18 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
53.93 Moderate
Worries car stolen
59.22 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
72.31 High
Worries attacked
46.15 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.76 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
20.08 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.46 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.36 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.24 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
76.39 High

Safety in Tehran, Iran

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.08 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.08 Moderate

Contributors: 311

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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17 Comments so far

#Boss on Mar 07, 2019 :
after a car is stolen in Tehran, are they being returned to the owner by the police ?
#Walter on Mar 07, 2019 :
Thanks so much Hotan Farahani . Do you have some email ? Do you think people would spend more money (200 - 250 euro) on advanced devices ?
#Hotan Farahani on Feb 22, 2019 :
Are there lots of car thefts ? Yes
Do people use car anti theft locks or alarms ? Yes
Can someone post the link of those anti theft devices in Tehran ? Search on internet (قفل پدال ، قفل فرمان )
#Walter on Dec 07, 2018 :
Are there lots of car thefts ? Do people use car anti theft locks or alarms ? Can someone post the link of those anti theft devices in Tehran ?
#sina on Oct 06, 2018 :
I live in iran but in mazandaran. I went to tehran many times and I had no problem. but I know tehran has a high crime rate. tehran is the city of street fights! and bad traffic.
#Laleh on Dec 06, 2017 :
While it is true Iran has a bad media image for unfair reasons, unfortunately this page is actually the reality in Tehran now. I have been living in Tehran for the past 3 years and crime has been steadily on the increase. We live in a good neighborhood, but tonight we came home after shopping and the lock on our building's front door had been completely broken off. A few months ago one of our neighbors in the building had their apartment broken into and things stolen, and then a second break-in happened and people's bikes were stolen. At work people are also discussing the number of break-ins that are happening these days. I have seen women physically attack each other on the subway to the point where they bashed each other's heads against the door of a moving train, scratched each other's faces until they were bleeding, and then once the train had stopped they simply moved the fight off of the train and into the station. Another time I saw two women kicking each other in the face while sitting at opposite ends of the subway benches on the train. People have also been stabbed on the metro in the past few months - which has been written about in the Persian newspapers. If you are a woman, be prepared for guys even following you on motorbikes and even spanking you. I haven't even mentioned the amount of inappropriate comments you will receive...
#Rich on Apr 03, 2017 :
This page is absolutely false. How could they call Tehran unsafe? It's one of the safest places on the planet. I have been all around the country and besides being helped or respected, haven't seen anything else. No crime what so ever. The results displayed on this page are misleading and false. I guarantee it.
#John on Apr 03, 2017 :
This result is pure lie. I can't imagine a safer place other than some rich northern European cities.
#Noushin on Mar 01, 2017 :
I'm a 43 years old Iranian woman who lived all her life in Tehran. unfortunately I should confess that Tehran is not a safe city for it's people. As you see in the results, the citizens treat foreigners totally differently.
#Anonymous on Jun 20, 2016 :
I thought Tehran was safe too until I was pick pocketed in broad daylight and its sad to say that children are being used to carry this out
#John on Apr 11, 2016 :
Hi im john i lived in tehran and other citys in iran and they are the most beautiful places you seein your entire life its all lies that iran is very islamic and thing like that but ive seen how beatifull the pepole are and i love it there so i think other countris should respect iran and work with this absolout perfect country and you should defenetly visit iran❤️❤️
#Peter on Dec 07, 2015 :
Tehran is much safer than the majority US cities, but the owner of media think it is not a good news for them for their political credit scoring
#TheMostRealDeal Ryan on Jun 16, 2015 :
Iran Is Portrayed in the media as a threat but to be honest The people are very friendly and compared to Europe as capital punishment is in Iran (the region) there is less crime because of the fear. Yet 99% are very kind people
#stone92 on Jun 07, 2015 :
these results are just lies..i live ther for 9 month
#Mohsen Taghavi on May 18, 2015 :
I live in Tehran and travels many to other countries. Iranian are friendly , Tehran is safe places and as general people like the foreigners .Surely , you should take care of your pocket as other places in the world ( is not so in small cities) such as Rome , Chicago etc .North part of Tehran is clean and greenish , noise level is high , bad traffic ,mostly polluted weather ,main streets are mostly crowded (people & cars , except 23 to 5 AM),nice mountain in the north of Tehran(about 5 months snowiest)
#Anonymous on Apr 16, 2015 :
most of things are censored and you do not hear any thing about
#Babak_pana on Apr 16, 2015 :
Islam was suppose to brong prosperty and justice to people if there was a place that allahs represetitives could bring prosperity and justice it was this country taking over in non rape condition and turning it to wc of