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Crime in Timisoara, Romania

Crime rates in Timisoara, Romania

Level of crime
16.67 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
37.78 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.67 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
17.05 Very Low
Worries car stolen
14.20 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.95 Low
Worries attacked
16.11 Very Low
Worries being insulted
23.84 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
10.00 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
20.93 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
28.89 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
9.44 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
67.05 High

Safety in Timisoara, Romania

Safety walking alone during daylight
93.33 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
74.44 High

Contributors: 45

Last update: September 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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1 Comments so far

#Alex on Feb 07, 2016 :
I used to live in the most popular city of Eastern Romania.
Based on recent reviews from foreign travelers and people which currently live there (or have claimed to) I would say the information given to the outside world is a bit inaccurate.
When you search other's opinion about the city's overall safety you will probably find extreme far fetched views.
Many will claim that overall,the city is very safe to live in or visit (as a tourist) or the exact opposite suggesting that the city is dangerous as f**ck!
None of them are true!
Yes you can get in trouble and pretty screw up your entire trip (as a tourist) if you look to insult people or have a superior judgmental attitude towards anyone and anything (I believe that's the case which every big city you want to visit,anywhere around the world).
If you look to explore and really enjoy your time,you likely won't get in any trouble and people will respond nice to your visit and treat you very well.
But,there are though a few things you gotta keep in mind:

1)Junkies - people who use different drugs can be found in specific places across the city,most likely near hospitals and big air-open markets.Most of them can be identified quite easily by their look,dirty cloths and their grey medium bag of drugs which they will consistently inhale air from. Just make you sure you don't look them too much in the eyes or stand too close to them or show off big amounts of money near them. Usually they aren't dangerous but you might never know the outcome of pushing limits too far.

2)Poor people - NOW with this one,you don't need to get alarmed or skeptical IF u keep a few things in mind:If u see a women or man who have lost their legs,arms or are old and severely injured and don't have most likely anything to eat,wear dirty clothes and are begging for money,YOU CAN IF U WANT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM give them money,just make sure you give them around 10 lei-20 lei.That amount of money won't get you in trouble nor make you look suspicious and you can help a person in need.
The rate of poverty in Romania is fairly big due the lack of a efficient economical management from the Romanian Government.
THESE PEOPLE HAVE NOT LOST THEIR HOMES AND JOBS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO INSTEAD THE GOVERNMENT FORCED THEM TO!

3)Gypsies - Gypsies are found all over across the city. NOW BEFORE YOU GET FREAKED OUT I NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND A FEW THINGS: Although they are called Romanian Gypsies they are not Romanian.
Gypsies from Romania originate from Asia (Most likely India,Pakistan).
Decades a go they came to Romania and stabilized themselves in the Country. They've learned the language (although they got their own language too) and worked their way into the Romanian Society!
Most Gypsies you will probably encounter in the city are traditional ones.
You can recognize them by their look (Search on google:Romanian Traditional Gypsies and go over a few photos)!
NOW, there are very rich Gypsies in Timisoara.
They make money from human-traffic,prostitution,gambling and drugs!
They usually have their huge massive mansions with their big houses behind the gates (which look more like big brand new Castles )
Just make sure you don't get in talk with neither one of them,the traditional Gypsies or the rich ones.Don't get near them,they are the ones from which Romanians acquired the well known reputation of thieves.Normal Romanians don't steal and have their own jobs,homes (whether apartments or houses),cars and so on!

WITH THESE THINGS IN MIND YOU CAN SAFELY AND EASILY VISIT THE CITY WITHOUT ANY WORRIES!
Timisoara is an amazning beautiful city. It was the first European City to get electric street light implemented!
Here is a website with the mesmerizing beautiful story of the city and the many things you can visit and explore:http://wikitravel.org/en/Timi┼čoara

Thank You