Crime Rate and Women's Safety in Turkey

Safety index

Moderate
2.8 /5

On average women living in Turkey raises moderate concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Turkey has a safety index of 2.8.

Crime index

Low
2.1 /5

On average women living in Turkey consider the crime rate in Turkey to be low. Based on collected reviews Turkey has a crime index of 2.1.

Violence against women

6%

On average 6% percentage of women in Turkey have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety level:

2.8/5
Moderate

Safety walking alone after dark:

2.1/5
Unsafe

Safety using public transport:

3/5
Moderate

Crime rate:

2.1/5
Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

2.6/5
Moderate

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

2.6/5
Moderate

Worries of being physically attacked:

2/5
A Bit Worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.4/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.6/5
A Bit Worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1.7/5
A Bit Worried

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How safe is Turkey?

Change between every city but you need to take care yourself. Not a bad country but every city has different people so danger can be around. If you in crowded cities you not feel bad about it but don't walk empty street alone.

Posted: May 13, 2024
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I couldn't say Turkey is not safe but we always heard on the news about violations, robbery etc And because of not enough precaution you will never know what will happen next. It is a matter of luck i think.

Posted: April 22, 2024
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Türkiye is absolutely gorgeous country. But at the same time little bit feeling unsafe because of the other country's person. But in the day time is total safe, in the dark you can feel little bit nervous.

Posted: April 9, 2024
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Turkey is a popular destination for tourism, particularly due to its safe holiday resorts. However, the city centers can sometimes descend into chaos. Throughout my trip to Turkey, I didn't encounter any security issues because I made sure to stay at home during the night, as it's not very safe.

Posted: March 31, 2024
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Helin

Helin

The majority of Turkish people are hospitable and concerned about security. There are always police around, so it does not pose much of a problem in terms of security. As in every country, we may sometimes experience problems, but this is not a big problem.

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Turkish people are generally helpful but I don’t recommend you to be alone especially when it is dark but you can be comfortable when it’s crowded. Still need to be careful about bad people. It is not that scary

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Duygu

Duygu

I live in a city in the south of turkey. The place where I live is full of lovely, lively and smiling people. they are all very hospitable. this is also true for the whole of turkey. Turks love guests, especially foreign tourists. When you walk on the street or when you are alone or when you stay alone, the rate of being robbed, kidnapped and physically attacked is almost negligible. Although it is a crowded country and culture, fa turkey is very reliable. there are many places to visit and see. south east west and aegean are all home to completely different beauties

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Turkey is a really good country but it changes depends on places I live in izmir but honestly I can’t say %100 safety city there are some places where you can feel safe If you come izmir I recommend some other places you can feel safe. Firstly you can travel Alaçatı, çeşme, bostanlı, karşıyaka. Those are actually safety places to me but maybe you don’t have any stay place in izmir I recommend that you can go bornova küçük park there is a cafe the cafe is open 7/24 cafe name is universite 2

Posted: March 16, 2024
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Ayşenur

Ayşenur

I cant recommend turkey as a alone woman because it is not safe even ıf you decide to go turkey good luck and be careful girls you cant know anything what will happen a specially in istanbul good luck

Posted: March 15, 2024
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Is Turkey safe to travel?

3.9 /5

Based on 22 experiences

Boróka

Boróka

Hungary

Solo travel experience

In turkey, as a blond girl, i wouldnt say that i felt safe, but finally nothing threatening happened. But still it would have been better with somebody. Also because Im vegetarian there wasnt that many food options, but overall i loved turkey, and the vibrant city life in Istambul.

Posted: May 31, 2024
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Lily

Lily (24)

United States

Couple travel experience

- I was not traveling alone but I generally did feel safe. Turkish people are really friendly and kind, but they also don’t bother you if you don’t want to be bothered. - Istanbul was the most incredible city. I stayed in kadikoy on the Asian side - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! All the tourists stay in the European side and kadikoy was this perfect little local paradise of young hip people out at bars, cafes, restaurants, record shops, etc. You can just travel to the attractions in the European side when you want to see touristy things - VISIT THE PRINCES ISLANDS! This was my favorite part of my trip. I went to Buyukada during the summer. Idyllic paradise without cars. Only bikes and little summer cottages with men serving the most delicious gelato in their little vintage ice cream carts. Amazing food and nature and relaxed laid back atmosphere.

Posted: March 20, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
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Is Turkey worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 22 experiences

Solo travel experience

Türkiye has many beautiful regions. I lived in Turkey for many years. Each region (city) has different and delicious local dishes. It is a country with poor reliability. However, if you want to travel, have fun and eat delicious food, it will be the right choice.

Posted: June 6, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 2/5
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Family travel experience

As a kid I always went to turkey with my family and had lots of fun by the pool there are more to Turkey than just the pools there are experiences like riding a rescue horse through the mountains and seeing ruins then there are places like pamukale with their hot air balloon trips over the white slates and the mountains over all I would go back in the future

Posted: June 3, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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Meet locals in Turkey

Gemma

Gemma

About Me

Hello, My name is Gemma and I'm interested in books, events & social, live music, shopping, sightseeing and solo travel

Speaking

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Ecem

Ecem

About Me

A gentle soul with a light heart.. I am a very sociable but balanced type of person, which helps me show my deepest respects to people who have hosted me in their houses, campsites, hotels and hostels. I have been doing solo travels and camps since 2020 in my country and met a lot of incredible people on my journey. I am in love with nature and anything natural is what I prefer first. I am into philosophy, religions, food, natural wonders, occultism and many other things... I am a talkative person as long as the person wants to maintain the conversation :) I live in Turkey and would love to host back my future hosts in Izmir, if they've come to visit here :) I live with my 4 year-old lovely and crazy-ass cat, you can check out our photos :) Hope to meet you soon,

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Crime in Turkey