Crime in Vienna, Austria

Crime rates in Vienna, Austria

Level of crime
28.63 Low
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
59.89 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
27.53 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
25.88 Low
Worries car stolen
17.58 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
25.92 Low
Worries attacked
28.09 Low
Worries being insulted
31.00 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.29 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
38.04 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
33.76 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
24.97 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
34.24 Low

Safety in Vienna, Austria

Safety walking alone during daylight
82.25 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
63.92 High

Contributors: 701

Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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5 Comments so far
Maria on Feb 15, 2024:
Anynomus s comment is ridiculous.Vienna is an extremely safe city,I have been living here for 5 years and I have never witnessed a single crime.I always feel safe walking alone during the night.I really don't understand on why Anynomus says that about Austrians.I have meet really kind Austrians,and I have never meet a rude or a racist Austrian.
Susan on Dec 21, 2022:
I am a woman, 57 years old, have been living in Vienna for most of my life. I have lived in the US for a total of 5 years.
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.
anonymous on Sep 20, 2022:
I live in Austria and know people who have been murdered, rap3ed and injured due to knife/gun attacks. Compared to other places it is relatively safe, yet there are people here who will beat you up. I wouldn't go out as a women alone at night, there are often groups or lone drunks that best case flirt, worst case force themselves on you. These are things that you are likely only to experience if you live here though. As a tourist you should be fine although most Austrians are extremely rude and racist.
Dango on Sep 03, 2020:
Vienna is a very safe city.

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.
KnowVienna on Jul 20, 2020:
Vienna is basically a safe city, even if there are still some cities in Europe that are safer than Vienna (Zagreb, Rejkjavik, Prague, Budapest, Munich, Warsaw, Zurich, Helsinki, Bucharest and Ljubljana). Vienna is the 11th safest city in Europe.
But you should be careful: Vienna is often described as extremely safe, Vienna is not that safe.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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.