Is Ghent Safe for Women? Crime Rate in Ghent

Safety index

Safe
3.9 /5

The safety level in Ghent is considered to be high, with an overall safety index of 3.9.

Crime index

Very Low
1.2 /5

The crime rate in Ghent is considered to be very low, with an overall crime index of 1.2.

Crime & Safety Stats

Safety index:

3.9/5Safe

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.6/5Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.3/5Safe

Crime index:

1.2/5Very Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.5/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.2/5Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.1/5Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.1/5Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.1/5Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5Not at all worried

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How safe is Ghent for women?

Ghent, also known as the Harry Potter city is very safe for a female solo traveler. It is a very open minded city, people speak English and are willing to help. Public transport is easy to take, however a bit pricy. There are night buses and easy access to taxi in town. It’s a small city where you won’t get lost easily.

Posted: July 7, 2024
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Gent, a small and friendly city in Belgium, where you can safely wander alone at 3 AM without drawing attention. Its charm lies in its welcoming atmosphere, rich history, and compact size, perfect for exploring on foot."

Posted: June 30, 2024
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Quite tranquil city! Safe to walk alone at night in most neighbourhoods. Just avoid the outskirts within the city. In summer there are more people on the streets so more safety. Not much to do in winter.

Posted: June 24, 2024
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Ghent is a safe city. Even at night! Walking, biking etc is no problem at night, alone. It’s a student city, so it’s usually ‘alive’ and doesn’t feel deserted at all. Streets are well lit. Public transportation ceases around midnight but taxis are readily available. As anywhere else in the world, there can be creepy men, but it’s not that likely that something terrible will happen.

Posted: June 13, 2024
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Fatine

Fatine

Gent is a student town. A lot of bicyclists, parties, studies! Super safe and women friendly.. All ethnicities, all religions, all types. People here are super friendly and welcoming… They’re used to tourists.

Posted: June 10, 2024
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In the evening and going out there is a lot of awareness about safe space. Many bars work on this and support women to report when someone made them feel uncomfortable or more. By day the city is nice too. Many tourists in the summer, and throughout the year there are many students in this city. The city is quite diverse.

Posted: June 2, 2024
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There are always nice people walking around in the city. I never felt unsafe. You'll never feel unsafe if you act normal and be calm without asking too much attention. I do believe if you act normal, others will do the same!

Posted: May 28, 2024
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Ghent is overal safe. Don't challenge dangerous situations (as everywhere) and you'll be totally fine. Even walking alone at night feels safe as long as you're not walking in a dark parc (eg. Citadelpark) alone at night.

Posted: May 21, 2024
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Cansel

Cansel

It’s really safe relative to the kidnap and mug problems the only problem in the city is drunk students who don’t know how to behave they tried to get in to my room once but the only reason was they were too drunk and thought that it was their room

Posted: May 3, 2024
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Flora

Flora

Ghent is generally a very safe city. If you go out at night there will be places where it is better not to walk alone on the street (drunk of intoxicated). Thats in every (big) city. Ghent is a very pleasant and vibrant city. 💛🌍 I just love it!

Posted: April 24, 2024
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Is Ghent safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Solo travel experience

Ghent is an amazing city to go to as a woman. It's very safe, many cool things to do and very open-minded. You can easily walk alone at night and ask for help in any bar or club if you are feeling unsafe. The prices are a bit high, but you can find some nice budget places such as Panos or other chains.

Posted: August 15, 2023Experienced: June, 2023
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Solo travel experience

To Do: - Cross the St. Michael's Bridge - Take a walk around Graslei and Korenlei - Go on a canal tour - Visit Gravensteen Castle - Climb the Belfort Tower Safety: Ghent is a very safe city. There's nothing to worry about. Recommendations: Ghent is a cool city and definitely worth visiting! I highly recommend a day trip there.

Posted: September 16, 2022
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Is Ghent worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 6 experiences

Solo travel experience

To be done: - Enter the historical center - Stroll around (St. Michael's Bridge, Patershol, Gravensteen Castle, Graslei, Korenlei) - Lunch on the waterfront at Delerium Bruges - Walk around the historical center (The Markt and Belfry, Burg Square and Town Hall, Rozenhoedkaai) - Climb up the Belfry to admire the beautiful view - Boat trip on the canal (stunning!) - Shopping

Posted: November 5, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Ghent

Dudu

Dudu

About Me

I am Dudu, 22 years old, and I live in Ghent, Belgium.I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, wearing makeup, discovering new places, and I also enjoy playing the guitar.🌞✨

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Masha

Masha

About Me

Hi! I am Masha. I am Ukrainian that lives in Belgium. Love to travel and meet new friends.

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