Crime in Zurich, Switzerland

Crime rates in Zurich, Switzerland

Level of crime
18.12 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
55.37 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
18.48 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
14.65 Very Low
Worries car stolen
12.37 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
19.31 Very Low
Worries attacked
19.51 Very Low
Worries being insulted
23.76 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
19.17 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
37.06 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
27.96 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
15.81 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
18.41 Very Low

Safety in Zurich, Switzerland

Safety walking alone during daylight
86.26 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
71.97 High

Contributors: 367

Last update: March 2024

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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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 22, 2023:
Zürich in general is very safe, and is probably one of the safest city in the entire western world. However, whoever thinks this city is crime free is delusional. Zürich is far less safe than let's say, Singapore or Tokyo.
If you are a white male, more so if German speaking, chances are that you can live in Zürich for your entire life without any problem.
Adults in Zürich, black or white, local or foreigner, in general respect laws and you will have no problem with them too.
However, just like anywhere else in Europe, certain second generation immigrants from Middle East and Africa essentially live in parallel societies here. Groups that most likely will create troubles are 12-18 y.o. teenagers with a non-European background. Again, if you are a white male, they won't bother you. But I've witnessed them harassing girls for more than once on public transport late at night. You can't really miss them, as they usually form groups of 3~5, speak in a gangster-ish Züritüütsch dialect and roam around looking for trouble. Just spend some time around Oerlikon Bahnhof at night and you will see a plenty of them.
Overall, I would suggest women against walking around alone at night in certain areas (Oerlikon Station, Schwamendingerplatz, and certain areas in Seebach). Places like Dietikon (technically not in Zürich city) and Langstrasse have a bad reputation, but I personally think the danger is overhyped. Again, if you are male and you insist that Zürich doesn't have any crime problem at all, you are biased because the kind of crimes here don't really involve you. I am male too and while I personally haven't experienced anything bad, I've witnessed quite a few happening to female residents here.
Anonymous on May 01, 2023:
Zurich is da best plase ever I went there the only thing is someone bumped into me and didn't say sorry i thought people usually say sorry anyhow still gpod
Hans on Apr 21, 2023:
People who think that crime in Zurich is less than other big cities elsewhere, are delusional.
Since the corona crisis things have gone downhill. If you want safety, head for the mountain villages.
White Cat on Jul 11, 2022:
I lived in Zürich since 5 years. I can wear my Rolex everywhere and at any time during the day without any issue.
I will give Zürich a 10/10 on the Rolex display index.
Max on May 30, 2022:
Lol at the anonymous that says that the city has no immigrants, while Zurich is one of the city with the highest number of immigrants in the world (more than 1/3 of the total population) as well as all the other big cities in CH
Paula on Aug 22, 2021:
My daughter visited her brother for a long week end. She is a Police Officer in the UK. She was so impressed with the beauty, cleanliness & safety. A little expensive. But worth it. This was in 2019. I hope when life has settled to visit too.
Tom on Nov 10, 2020:
Stay away from groups of people that are obviously not Swiss. The numbers of incidences of those groups viciously attacking people for their phones, money or because they are just bored, have increased dramatically. In the typical Tourist-Areas you wont have any problems.
Anonymous on Oct 28, 2020:
How much amazing is a city without immigrants! Zurich is the perfect example