Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Belgium

Safety index

Moderate
3.4 /5

On average women living in Belgium raises moderate concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Belgium has a safety index of 3.4.

Crime index

Very Low
1.2 /5

On average women living in Belgium consider the crime rate in Belgium to be very low. Based on collected reviews Belgium has a crime index of 1.2.

Violence against women

2.5%

On average 2.5% percentage of women in Belgium have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

2.3/5
Unsafe

Safety using public transport:

3/5
Moderate

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.4/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.4/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Belgium?

Satine

Satine

I was born and raised in Belgium. It is a lovely country but you have to be careful if you are travelling alone, where you go in Belgium. It is mostly safe especially during the day. But at night there are weird people sometimes or many drunk/homeless people who make you uncomfortable. Especially Brussels is a rather unsafe place to be if you don’t know the city. Other areas in Belgium are ok, but you always need to be careful. I personally hate going to Brussels because I always feel unsafe or uncomfortable with the men looking and catcalling. Also many pickpockets and even violence if you interact with the wrong people. But it real depends where you go in Brussels. Try to avoid (gare du Nord, Schaerbeek, Anderlecht, Molenbeek, )

Posted: March 23, 2024
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Belgium is a very safe country, both at night and during the day. you can walk around without any worries :) I feel very safe on public transport. In cafes you can always go to the waiters if there is something you don't like. everyone is going to help you here

Posted: March 18, 2024
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I have lived here since I was born and it has never happened to me. But I have heard testimonies from people I know, my father who was attacked when he got off the train, in the parking lot when he was coming back from work. One day, someone tried to steal my phone on the subway. But otherwise I have already gone out several times alone at night in Brussels for example, to take a bus at 3 or 4 a.m. and I have never had a problem. but still be careful in the evening. I think the day is safe

Posted: February 26, 2024
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Is Belgium safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 20 experiences

Paola

Paola

Costa Rica

Solo travel experience

I went to visit Belgium and everything was great, good food, new experiences, friendly people, safe and quiet place, you make many friends, multicultural, I tried foods from many countries and it was the best 🩷🩷🩷

Posted: January 6, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I traveled to Belgium for 5 days. I visited Brussels, Bruges, and Ghent. It was simply magical. I highly recommend Belgium because it is safe, centrally located to many places in Europe, and because it is such a small country, it's easy to get around.

Posted: August 11, 2023
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Is Belgium worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 experiences

Nesli

Nesli

Turkey

Solo travel experience

It was my first solo experience but was really amazing. I also visit Netherlands and Luxembourg too. I stayed in city centre and I joined a-day tours which were awesome. I really like Belgium fried and waffles.

Posted: April 24, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I did a nice coast trip with my friend in belgium. It is possible to drive from west to east coast by tram, 60km on one day. One ticket. Hop on hop off between beach, grass, villages and cities. Nice small cafés on the road and at the end activities on the beach.

Posted: January 3, 2024Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Belgium

Noémie

Noémie

About Me

Hi, my name is Noémie I like talking and meeting new people, but most of all I like dancing, saying anything, giving pleasure to the people I love, drawing ugly pictures in the corner of the page... And you ?

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Annisa

Annisa

About Me

Heyyy guys! I’m Annisa, 23 years and i was born and raised (until the age of 16) in Indonesia, now i live in Kortrijk, Belgium. i live almost 7 years now in Kortrijk. I’m a food, nature & culture lover so I love going to places hihi. I love travelling and i love meeting new people. So now trying to ✔️ my bucket-list one by one🫶🏼

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Crime in Belgium