Crime in Warsaw, Poland

Crime rates in Warsaw, Poland

Level of crime
20.43 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
37.14 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.43 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
21.54 Low
Worries car stolen
22.83 Low
Worries things from car stolen
27.75 Low
Worries attacked
25.29 Low
Worries being insulted
28.61 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
27.17 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
24.67 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
39.57 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
15.07 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
42.03 Moderate

Safety in Warsaw, Poland

Safety walking alone during daylight
88.08 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
66.62 High

Contributors: 558

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.

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15 Comments so far
MB on Mar 20, 2023:
Those comments below are silly. Things such as "Turkish teens with machete" or "North African gangs" simply does not exists here. we don't have enough immigrants, and those who are here are too afraid of locals to commit crime.
Monica S on Jan 27, 2023:
I got assaulted with a machete and got robbed by some Turkish teens. People are nice though
Jay on Dec 08, 2022:
I got robbed in the center during daytime by a North African gang. All big European cities are becoming more dangerous
Feli on Oct 12, 2022:
There’s a huge difference between north and south Praga, I’ve lived in Praga Południe (Gocław) for 25 years and often wander close to midnight and I have NEVER in my entire life been stopped by anyone. But if you are a foreigner, you might want to sadly avoid this area. Praga Północ is a different story, way more dangerous
Leon on Oct 02, 2022:
Most of the data is quite old and gives bad information. Warsaw's crime rate has increased a lot! Gangs, robberies and drug use
Alan on May 29, 2022:
Im quite surprised by these comments to be honest. Have you ever been in the streets of Ursynow or Praga? These areas are extremly rough... And the center is filled with junkies and homeless people just like London
Jamal on May 29, 2022:
Warsaw has increasingly more dangerous districts Ursynów (south side) and Wola (west side). There's more and more drug dealing and crime in Ursynów.
Maciej on Dec 28, 2021:
Warsaw and Poland generally are very, very safe places.
WPalmer on Aug 17, 2021:
Warsaw is safe….even the Praga district…even Szmulowizna. As for the homophobia? I’m a member of LGBT and it’s not that bad. Most people don’t care. The ones that do are just vocal about it, which is sometime shocking, but in other countries you just don’t know who is homophobic. Go out. Party at some of the nicest clubs in Europe, and don’t worry.
Frederick on Aug 31, 2020:
Very safe city Even Praga is mostly safe today Love Warsaw Everyone should visit in my opinion
Edwar Makhoul on May 22, 2020:
I would like to say that Warsaw is usually SAFE but avoid dark places and avoid walking alone at Night

Avoid Praga District; avoid homeless people; avoid Drunk and Narcotic People

Better to avoid Night Buses and Night Metro as Violence could happen and attacks

Mugging happens in Warsaw during the Night at the Bus Stations in Centrum 01 near Marszalkowska and Nowogrodska streets

Usually better to avoid criminals in Warsaw when they ask you for money, Cigarettes and other stuff

Avoid Football Stadiums and the Hooligans

Avoid Night Clubs and go home in a Group at Night and call Uber and Taxi
Dyd on Jan 05, 2020:
a lot of weird comments here. I grew up in Berlin, lived in Warsaw for close to 20 years and currently stay in London, traveling every month back to the Polish capital. The city is one of the safest capital cities in Europe. Period. Look at crime reports and compare what is happening right now in the West. The worst that can happen to you in Warsaw is you get punched in the face and robbed - IF you walk in the middle of the night, alone through some dodgy streets. In London or Paris you can get killed at daylight in the city center. Yes, Polish tend to be less tolerant towards LGBT, Muslims and also quite rude (for British standards) but thats simply cultural differences explained in some comments below.
Mike on Dec 22, 2019:
probably the safest city in Europe by now
reading some comments below about how unsafe Warsaw is make me laugh
I live here since 21 years and never had any kind of dangerous situation
but yes Poles are homophobes and don't like foreigners that come to make trouble
anyway in Warsaw I feel safe anywhere anytime
Anonymous on Nov 21, 2019:
It's indeed not a very safe city if you're LGBT, just as the rest of Poland. This country is very homophobic. I don't like it, so I'll never visit it. Conservative countries like this one are the worst in this world.
Liam on Oct 10, 2019:
im a small 19 year old guy and i can walk around warsaw at night alone i do it everynight i go through the "roughest" areas and never had any problems.. as long if you dont stare at people you wont have problems just mind your own buisness ;)