Crime in Vienna, Austria

Crime rates in Vienna, Austria

Level of crime
20.30 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
54.59 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.41 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
19.42 Very Low
Worries car stolen
13.60 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
19.36 Very Low
Worries attacked
20.73 Low
Worries being insulted
24.02 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
15.22 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
30.62 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
27.75 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
17.27 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.76 Low

Safety in Vienna, Austria

Safety walking alone during daylight
92.55 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
75.84 High

Contributors: 213

Last update: June 2018

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

#Anonymous on Dec 03, 2017 :
It's true, a lot people carry knifes in Austria. We cut sausage and bread with it. Doh.
#Anonymous on May 23, 2017 :
a lot of younger men carry a knife in Vienna!
#bb on Apr 19, 2017 :
is austria safe or not...lets be for real i need to know which one is true safe or not i have never visited there so i need to know for a project
#Kenny on Mar 09, 2017 :
We are a couple from Asia and we got our bag stolen in volkspark, while we are sitting on a bench. I was badly surprised by this happening in Vienna!
#AR on Feb 15, 2017 :
Vienna at night is not really safe.especially for a girl or woman walking alone. Right around praterstern area, obermullnerstabe, I had 2 times bad experience when I just 2 weeks here while I on my student exchange. I am asian. First one: one guy block my way directly. When I took right side, he block me. Then I took left side, he also block me. We are so just close directly. It happen about 2 times. Then I decided stop and let him go. Luckyly there's nothing worse happened.
Second : there was a guy who followed me when I went walked to home. Around 8.20 pm. He keep said something like greeting in German, but I was scared and I didn't responses since my German is poor. I aware I was bring followed then I hide by entering random restaurant. I wait there like 10 minutes. Then walk out to different way. And he came up still following me. I choose the big street this time. I was so afraid. Then I tried to smiled at him and said sorry I can't speak German ( in English). He said he can speak English. He keep freezing wait block my way. I said, please do not following me. Then he turn around and dissapeared.
#Anja on Oct 19, 2016 :
Im a girl and Ive been living in Vienna for the last 3 years. During daylight the city is very safe. But during the night I certainly recommend you to avoid certain areas and not go out alone if you are a girl. You should escpecially avoid the 10th (Favoriten) and the 16th (Ottakring) disctricts as well as the Metro stations Praterstern, Gumpendorfer Straße and Josefstädter Straße. These are hotspots for drugdealers, junkies and many aggressive eastern and turkish/ arabic immigrants. If possible try to avoid using metroline U6. Other than that its usually relatively safe with a lot of Police being present. In the city centre in particular.
#Waj on Oct 01, 2016 :
Its a stupid place, full of thugs and italian /balkans thieves.
The police are unimaginable; I got mugged and first the police said to find a german speaking person. Then when I went to police station; the police officer said " its vienna, these things happen here".
I would not recommend this place to any sensible person.
#Sidharth Rao on May 31, 2016 :
its a nice place. the town center is much more safe than the outskirts of town.
#mustafa on Apr 07, 2016 :
Vienna should not be considered safe for ethnic minorities especially for Muslim women wearing hijab two weeks in Vienna and me and my wife experienced insult in two occasion one time a man spitted on uncivillized
#Mason on Oct 04, 2015 :
Vienna is the best place in the world it's so good it's made me live there
#max on Jul 07, 2015 :
Vienna is still one of the - if not 'the' - safest large city one can imagine. That doesn't mean that there is no crime at all but its nothing compared to other cities in the US or other parts of Europe (let alone African and South American cities). Its laughable to argue that Vienna would be unsafe in any way. There are only about ~20 homicides per year (most of them are cases of domestic violence) and Vienna has almost 2 Million inhabitants. Again: That doesn't mean that there is no crime at all but most of the crime is related to domestic violence, theft, alcoholism, vandalism etc.
#Franz from Vienna on Jun 16, 2015 :
Vienan is not safe at all. The crime has quadrupled over the past 2 years.
#Norbert on Feb 24, 2015 :
I have lived in vienna for 35 years, always using metro, trams, busses. As everywhere in the world girls should avoid certain areas at night. In all other cases: if you aren't aggressive for yourself, nothing would happen. I had no bad experience for my own safety till now even at night and mostly I'm walking alone. Yes, there is aggressive crime in the city, but 99 % among certain foreign ethnic groups fighting against themselves. My wife works in an public hospital and all she gets are drunken people and these certain ethnic groups
#Simon on Feb 16, 2015 :
I have lived in Austria for 6 years and visited Vienna on a weekly basis. Day, night time and felt very safe. Im not saying crime dose not happen. But if you use common sense you should not have to fear. All the subways have CCTV.
#Rachel on Jan 21, 2015 :
Laughing at the people who say 'walk in groups' and 'women are at risk'. I've lived in Vienna for four years and walk all over the place by myself. Never had a problem and don't know anyone who has. it's an incredibly safe city.
#peter on Nov 13, 2014 :
safety has dramatically decreased the last 18 months. especialy women alone are at risk and get regularly sexually harassed. avoid u6. check if you are followed. dont sit in subways when they are almost empty. vienna is getting uncomfortable. collegues are forbidding their children to use certain public transportations or pass through parks. in the akh the number of victims being traeted because of attacks has risen fourfold. racism is a problem as well. strangely imposed mainly by immigrants from the balkans and ex soviet republics. also 2nd or 3rd generation gastarbeiter (turks and balkans) are getting more frustrated and agressive.
dont believe the good safe image vienna has.
#cb on Jun 22, 2014 :
Vienna is not as safe as it is meant out to be especially for teenagers who start going out. I have been in Vienna for one year only and have been mugged twice once at the Donau insel and once in the ninth district in a well lit road both times involving men in their twenties with knives or tazers. Always travel in a group! Also the use of marijuana has increased significantly over the past two years but unless you live in a shady area it shouldn't be too much if a problem.