|Level of crime||23.62||Low|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||56.25||Moderate|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||24.19||Low|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||22.09||Low|
|Worries car stolen||16.90||Very Low|
|Worries things from car stolen||22.45||Low|
|Worries being insulted||29.65||Low|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||20.23||Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||34.73||Low|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||31.16||Low|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||21.73||Low|
|Problem corruption and bribery||33.27||Low|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||85.63||Very High|
|Safety walking alone during night||68.90||High|
Last update: March 2023
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.
|Crime in Wiener Neustadt||37.99 miles|
|Crime in Steyr||104.27 miles|
|Crime in Leonding||115.18 miles|
|Crime in Linz||115.35 miles|
|Crime in Graz||123.77 miles|
|Crime in Salzburg||184.81 miles|
|Crime in Klagenfurt||201.29 miles|
|DeutschKriminalität in Wien|
|PortuguêsCrime em Viena|
|ItalianoCriminalità a Vienna|
|FrançaisCriminalité à Vienne|
|EspañolCriminalidad en Viena|
Often I go for a long walk at night in Vienna, around 9pm, almost daily. It's a safe place here. Yes, I avoid parks, but that's about it. It's safe and it's a great place to live.
Yes, there are idiots out there and yes, stupid things can potentially happen like they can happen anywhere.
On the other hand I also lived in a big city in Florida where we forgot to close the garage door quite often. Nothing ever happened. But even with a closed garage door the windows and doors in the US (and I saw 20 states) are so much easier to break into than in Austria and Germany. Quite interesting to see. No wonder they break in less in Vienna - it's much harder to do!
Anyway, back to Vienna. Love it here. Being aware of bad guys is always a good idea, no matter where you are.
You don't have to avoid any districts due to security problems, because even the most dangerous corners of Vienna are not as dangerous as Berlin, Cologne, etc.
But you should be careful: Vienna is often described as extremely safe, Vienna is not that safe.
The number of people robbed each year in Vienna is in the four-digit range, i.e. several per day. There are many countries where there is less robbery than in Austria (Österreich): https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=File:Raub%C3%BCberf%C3%A4lle,_2017_(polizeilich_erfasste_Straftaten_pro_100_000_Einwohner)_FP2020V2.png
One should not be misled by personal impressions (Numbeo), just because Vienna is located in "beautiful" Austria does not mean that Vienna is automatically extremely safe.
Focal points of crime in Vienna:
-> Vienna Praterstern train station (& surroundings)
(-> Vienna Floridsdorf station (located in the north))
-> the entire Gürtel (the big street), U6 stations
-> U Gumpendorfer Strasse
-> U Josefstädter Straße
-> U Westbahnhof (& surroundings)
-> U Burggasse-Stadthalle (& surroundings, incl. Municipal library)
-> the inner 10th district (around Reumannplatz, Quellenplatz, Quellenstraße) is a bit dodgy in the evenings / nights, but statistically the 15th district is the most dangerous (followed by the noble districts 8 and 9)
A warning to tourists: don't be alarmed, because Vienna is home to a huge number of homeless, junkies, "strange people" and, above all, many alcoholics. This can spoil the impression, because many problem hotspots are also where there are many tourists. For example, there is a homeless shelter right next to Mariahilfer Straße and Haus des Meeres (aquarium), which is why many of these people are always on this shopping mile.
Acceptable districts in Vienna are:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23
Districts of concern are:
5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21 (avoid if possible)
Districts from safe to not safe:
(safest->) 18 (crime rate: 54), 13, 19, 14, 23, 17, 22, 21, 7, 11, 20, 6, 16, 5, 12, 10, 3, 4, 2, 8, 1, 9, 15 (crime rate: 120) (<-not safe)
In summary: Vienna is basically safe, use common sense and be extremely vigilant at night espacially in public transport (avoid U4 and U6 if possible because of the many alcoholics and drunks, as I mentioned above, Vienna has an alcohol problem). You shouldn't be too careless, but not too careful either. Enjoy your vacation in Vienna.
Also never saw any problems with refugees (what someone mentioned here). True, there are people from many different countries, so it´s quite mulitcultural in some areas, but nothing to fear about.
@mustafa: Then you should know that Europe (mainly in the EU) isn't well known for integrating well with Muslim people so it's not uncommon for this to happen. You should instead go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in Sarajevo) where it's majorly populated by Muslims.
@Anonymous: As for knife problems, those were refugees before and those problems have likely stemmed. Therefore, you should be fine.
@AR: Your story is far less believable. At worst, you can encounter drunken individuals, though that's about it. Otherwise, no one will believe your lies.
@Waj: Whoever told you that, you must be crazy to think that Vienna is dangerous. That's like saying Chicago is the safest city there is, when in reality, it isn't. Full of ghettos, carjackings and break-ins, gang-related shootings on a daily basis, Vienna has none of those. You are either paranoid or you happen to be The Boy Who Cried Wolf. And muggings do not exist unless you were confronted by a refugee before, or even encountered a drunken person. Then you're at fault for not using common sense.
(> It´s located near metro U3 Volkstheater station and many young people relax and chat there in summer - for free, you can bring your own wine, beer and sit there with many others before going to a party, club)
Such thing what is posted from "Anonymous" on May 08, 2019 or Dec 03. 2017 and before is just bullshit. (Well, I guess attentive people will know this anyway)
Also what "AR" and other wrote about the area of "Praterstern" is not really true. Yes, there might be some beggars etc. (most of them from eastern europe), but they never do anything to other people. The beggars are not obstrusive at all (when you compare it with the US for example)!!
>> You can walk every day of the year in every district as a woman alone in the streets 24 hours a day (!) and nothing ever will happen. (ok, in every(!) city of the world there is a mini chance that something minor will happen)
This I would consider as unique in the world. (for cities with that "large" size)
Also I have to say, you can compare Austria with the US when it comes to politics.
People in Vienna and other big cities are more like in the US the democrats and in rural areas of Austria they are more like the republicans. So don´t worry when you hear about right wing parties are rising - they are not in Vienna! - Here we have an open atmosphere with many international students (Vienna has the most amount of students in the whole german speaking area (which includes Germany and Switzerland))
Only thing which is partly true is that people in Vienna can sometimes be "grumpy". But just be patient and talk to them.
> After getting in a vivid conversations (and philosophize) they will be more open than for example germans. (whereas germans might seem more open at the first encounter)
Hint: Ask your austrian colleagues/ classmates to go for a beer. (could be in one of the many parks or at "Museusquartier" or "Donaukanal" and in Winter in one of the many pubs)
Hope this will help.