Crime Rate and Women's Safety in Finland

Safety index

Safe
4.1 /5

On average women living in Finland raises low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Finland has a safety index of 4.1.

Crime index

Very Low
1 /5

On average women living in Finland consider the crime rate in Finland to be very low. Based on collected reviews Finland has a crime index of 1.

Violence against women

13.2%

On average 13.2% percentage of women in Finland have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety level:

4.1/5

Safety walking alone after dark:

Not enough data

Safety using public transport:

Not enough data

Crime rate:

1/5
Not enough data

Worries of being sexually harassed:

Not enough data

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

Not enough data

Worries of being physically attacked:

Not enough data

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

Not enough data

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

Not enough data

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

Not enough data

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How safe is Finland?

Finland in general is extremely safe, with low crime statistics, calm traffic and very well-functioning infrastructure. I've never experienced physical violence, although I have been verbally harassed on a few occasions, almost always by drunk people. It is indeed not uncommon to see people drinking or intoxicated in public, mostly in the evenings and weekends but potentially at any time and day. This also applies to public transport even though drinking alcohol is forbidden there. As for petty crime, pickpocketing mostly happens in Central Helsinki, but I wouldn't leave my belongings unattended anywhere in the country, as a precaution. Racial and religious minorities should note that attitudes in Finland are more hostile than in the rest of western and northern Europe, and racism may contribute to higher rates of especially verbal harassment. General attitudes towards all kinds of minorities are more negative outside of major cities.

Posted: May 20, 2024
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Is Finland safe to travel?

Solo travel experience

I spent a week in Finland. It's a very safe place, even at night for women. Everyone speaks English, though the first interactions usually take place in Finnish. It's easy to get around here, and when you talk to people, they are very nice.

Posted: August 9, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Travel plan: 3 days in Helsinki Safety: I felt really safe there Recommendations: Helsinki is a small and clear city. The language barrier will not be a problem, as the majority of Finns speak English fluently.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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