Is Spain Safe for Women? Crime Rate in Spain

Safety index

Safe
3.6 /5

The safety level in Spain is considered to be high, with an overall safety index of 3.6.

Crime index

Low
2.2 /5

The crime rate in Spain is considered to be low, with an overall crime index of 2.2.

Violence index

9.6%

On average 9.6% percentage of women in Spain have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Crime & Safety Stats

Safety index:

3.6/5Safe

Safety walking alone after dark:

3/5Moderate

Safety using public transport:

3.7/5Safe

Crime index:

2.2/5Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

2.4/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

2/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

2.2/5A Bit Worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

2.4/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

2.8/5Moderate

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

2.4/5A Bit Worried

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How safe is Spain for women?

Viktoria

Viktoria

Violent crime is rare. However, there are a lot of pickpocketing and bag snatching especially in popular tourist places. So you need pay an attention on that and be careful with your properties especially in Barcelona and Madrid.

Posted: June 26, 2024
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María

María

I had a good time in Spain. They have everything very well controlled and safe. I have felt very calm at all times, I was able to walk at night without problems. Nightlife is very busy and in the months I lived I never had any problems.

Posted: June 25, 2024
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It depends on where you live or where you visit. In some parts though it’s better not to go alone at night as it’s not so safe. In the big cities there’s more people that steal. Besides everything I don’t think that it is the unsafest country you can visit and there’s a lot of nice people too

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Spain is safe, but I would avoid walking alone in big cities. Otherwise, I would say it is a country with good security, and female travelers can feel comfortable. The people are friendly and always willing to help.

Posted: February 29, 2024
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Is Spain safe to travel?

4.5 /5

Based on 30 experiences

Maru

Maru

Panama

Solo travel experience

I feel safe in Spain. I recommend the trip, especially to Barcelona, which is a beautiful city. I suggest visiting Barcelona for at least three days and booking your train tickets online. Madrid is also a beautiful and safe place to travel.

Posted: July 18, 2024
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Ilaria

Ilaria

Italy

Solo travel experience

My experience in Madrid being hosted by a family through workaway. Amazing!! I didn't spend anything for sleeping and food, except when I was out to explore the city and for public transportation. The city is pretty safe for being a big city, just avoid bad areas. Food is great and there is so much to do, you can also just walk around the city, Madrid is very nice!

Posted: June 27, 2024
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Is Spain worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 30 experiences

Rebeca

Rebeca (42)

Costa Rica

Family travel experience

The experience has been enriching. I traveled with my 20-year-old daughter Analía through the south of Spain and explored a bit of Europe. The cost of the places depends on what you want to eat or your budget. Granada has a peculiarity where with a drink, you get a tapa. The people are friendly. We stayed with hosts or in hostels. The transportation system is good and safe; from my point of view, it's not necessary to buy everything in advance. In our case, we wandered without a strict plan, arriving in Madrid and visiting various places without rushing. We are from Costa Rica and we enjoy meeting people and having good conversations.

Posted: May 31, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Amazing people Nice weather Tasty food and drinks Lots of places around and can be reach by trains Need to plan ahead if you want awesome experiance Lots of shopping! Reach history Night life and sports

Posted: May 16, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Meet locals in Spain

Celine

Celine

About Me

I m Céline. I moved to Palma de Mallorca in April 2022. I work remotely for Amazon. I live in Santa Catalina which is the trendy neighborhood of Palma city with healthy cafés and night bars. But i don t do hosting anymore i m sorry

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Luana

Luana

About Me

I'm a Brazilian wanderlust living in the beautiful island of Lanzarote!

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Crime in Spain