Crime in Vienna, Austria

Crime rates in Vienna, Austria

Level of crime
19.43 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
55.23 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.68 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
18.59 Very Low
Worries car stolen
13.67 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
19.49 Very Low
Worries attacked
20.15 Low
Worries being insulted
24.47 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
15.48 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
31.64 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
28.12 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
17.26 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
30.30 Low

Safety in Vienna, Austria

Safety walking alone during daylight
92.50 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
76.26 High

Contributors: 245

Last update: March 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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13 Comments so far

#Michael on Aug 12, 2018 :
It is mostly a great city but be careful of the U6, there can be difficult men.
#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.