Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Zurich

Safety index

Very Safe
4.7 /5

On average women living in Zurich raises very low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Zurich has a safety index of 4.7.

Crime index

Very Low
1.1 /5

On average women living in Zurich consider the crime rate in Zurich to be very low. Based on collected reviews Zurich has a crime index of 1.1.

Violence against women

14.1%

On average 14.1% percentage of women in Switzerland 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:

4.3/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.4/5
Safe

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.5/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Zurich?

Zurich is very safe and its ok to walk around at night. Also as a woman. Very rarely it can happen that someone gets robbed. This usually happens in clubs or in busy areas. But this doesnt happen a lot.

Posted: May 26, 2024
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Zurich is a place where you can feel relaxed. Enjoy your time there, even after dark. Use public transport (tram, bus, train) even at night. In its area 8004 you might have to take a bit more attention. But even there i would just expect a robbery.

Posted: May 15, 2024
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Never have felt unsafe here. In general, petty crimes here do exist however they are not very common. Locals in Zurich city speak English very well so in case you need help, it is easy to ask for assistance

Posted: April 29, 2024
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Safest place I’ve ever been to. Even drug addicts are socially accepted and don’t react aggressively. Homes are mostly left unlocked. Very safe to walk at night. Police is not everywhere but adds to the feeling of safety. Taxis are also safe but Uber is so much cheaper :)

Posted: April 27, 2024
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Zurich is a very safe and secure city. It’s a city that every low is respected. But as with any destination it’s important to take precautions. There is no no-go area even for single travelers at night.

Posted: April 21, 2024
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This is a very safe place. Even though pickpocketing is warned about in Switzerland, it is not much of an issue compared to other places. Many restaurants and supermarkets leave their furniture outside overnight. The public transport here is nice and bright.

Posted: March 29, 2024
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Zaira

Zaira

During the day & evenings it is completely safe. At night (like 4am) I would just be a bit careful and not necessarily be alone in unknown areas. Just behave with common sense especially if you go out and drink. You can always take an uber instead of walking/public transport or call me.

Posted: March 20, 2024
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Ranjitha

Ranjitha

Switzerland is one of the safest places on Earth. And so is Zurich. Therefore it's the best place to visit where one can enjoy vacation peacefully without second thoughts. However late in the night, it's absolutely safe to be alone.

Posted: March 18, 2024
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Zurich is a safe city. Of course there always ppl that stand out. However, if you stay in the city you'll be fine. Even in the dark. Ignore weird ppl or ppl that make you feel uncomfortable. Just walk past them.

Posted: February 28, 2024
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Marie-Lou

Marie-Lou

Switzerland is overally very safe. Zürich is to me very safe given the fact that it is a big city, I never was harassed. I aknowledge that it can also be luck though, as I don't think any city can be 100% harassment free sadly

Posted: February 24, 2024
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Is Zurich safe to travel?

4.6 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Solo travel experience

I came to Zürich for work but stayed on a couple of days to get to know the city. The public transportation is fantastic and downtown is very slick while also having plenty of places to gather and be. It's expensive as would be expected. I felt safe in the areas I visited. People are generally very helpful if asked about life here and how to navigate.

Posted: May 21, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
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Group travel experience

Switzerland as a whole is very safe as I'm sure most will say. Never felt unsafe as I traveled through the country though I was with a group part of the time. We stayed at a hotel NW of the city center which was quite nice except for the inability to eat your own food in the main lobby/downstairs area as it is a space intended for their cafe/restaurant customers. So if you have a snack you are enjoying on the go, eat it while still on the go or in the room. There was no air conditioning in the room but because the weather was still cool, that was not a problem. Be prepared to spend when you come to Zurich/ Switzerland, as food is not cheap. I would recommend using the Too Good To Go app to grab more affordable food options that are to go / snacks / or to eat in a park if you want to have a low spend day. The country as a whole is very polite, friendly, clean, and efficient. Most memorable is the beauty of Switzerland. It's like an unscathed gem in a world tarnished by hatred and war in its history.

Posted: April 22, 2024Experienced: October, 2023
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Is Zurich worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 8 experiences

Eva

Eva (37)

Spain

Solo travel experience

The city center is spectacular. Just walking around is nice, but you can also ride a bike! Warning: you'll ride in the same direction and close to the tram rails. I come from a city that doesn't have that and I almost had an accident 🥵😅 Restaurants are expensive in comparison to Spanish salaries, and many people bring food to parks. That's a cool option! 🥰 People are really nice and open-minded!! I love the culture and to be able to talk Italian or English everywhere I go, as I don't know Swiss or High German. If you like books, there are some second-hand book shops that are really nice! 🤓📚

Posted: April 9, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Zurich

Anna

Anna

About Me

I'm an open-minded traveler who likes meeting new people and exploring new places

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Regula

Regula

About Me

Looking back happily on my now grown-up children, I occasionally explore “our crazy ball called Earth” on foot, by bike or sometimes by car. I have no expectations of you. I appreciate a dialogue or the narration of episodes in your life just as much as, for example, a silent evening. It would be great if I could accommodate you too; From May to the beginning of October I often stay in a caravan, which is parked on a natural lake in the agglomeration of the city of Zurich,

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