Is Izmir Safe for Women? Crime Rate in Izmir

Safety index

Moderate
3.2 /5

The safety level in Izmir is considered to be moderate, with an overall safety index of 3.2.

Crime index

Low
1.9 /5

The crime rate in Izmir is considered to be low, with an overall crime index of 1.9.

Violence index

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.

Crime & Safety Stats

Safety index:

3.2/5Moderate

Safety walking alone after dark:

2.7/5Moderate

Safety using public transport:

3.5/5Moderate

Crime index:

1.9/5Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

2.1/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

2.2/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

2.1/5A Bit Worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.3/5Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.3/5Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1.6/5A Bit Worried

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How safe is Izmir for women?

Zeynep

Zeynep

I believe, Izmir is the one of the safest cities in Turkey. In the past I was feeling safer when I walked around in my city but nowadays things are changing in a bad way. However, I think Izmir is still safe for solo female travelers and also people are so friendly and helpful. If something happens to you, you can ask for help from local people and stores and they will help you no matter what!

Posted: June 13, 2024
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İzmir is generally known to be safer compared to bigger cities like İstanbul, however, it's still a big city so you should be careful especially at night. There wouldn't be a problem with walking alone at night in touristic places where there are lots of people, but I wouldn't recommend it in other residential areas. Çeşme, Foça, and Urla are great for vacation spots.

Posted: May 27, 2024
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İrem

İrem

İzmir is one of the safest cities of Turkey. Specially Çeşme, Karşıyaka, Güzelbahçe, Seferihisar, Urla, Narlıdere districts are beautiful and safe to visit. If you learn about another district, you can ask me about it :)

Posted: May 8, 2024
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İzmir is so beautiful and safety place for women. But you should be careful every time. Because it’s Türkiye. Generally people can help you. You should visit Alaçatı, Foça, Dikili. They have so many amazing beaches

Posted: April 9, 2024
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Izmir is one of the most developed cities in Turkey. It is a safe place, but it is not very safe at night. If you are going out at night, be careful. And the number of beggars is a bit high, they don't always cause harm, but you have to be careful.

Posted: March 31, 2024
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Merve

Merve

Most places in Izmir are safe, however, there are currently many refugees in the centers. Particular attention should be paid to the mansions and Alsancak. Urla, Seferihisar, Balçova, and Güzelyalı, also known as Göztepe, are considered safer places. Moreover, the people of Izmir are very helpful. Do not hesitate to ask for help. They are especially compassionate towards animals. Therefore, there is no need to fear people who love animals, and most importantly, there is no need to fear Izmir.

Posted: March 21, 2024
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Local people have been living gor a long time in this province. Additionally there are some researchers claims that Izmir is the most European-like city in Turkey. The people here in Izmir are very kind and helpful.

Posted: March 19, 2024
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İzmir is one of the greatest cities in Turkey but it's a big city so you need to be careful about men here :/ They can disturb you in empty streets or in public transport. Don't walk alone in the night.

Posted: March 16, 2024
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Center of Izmir is safe place for women. People are helpful but still be carefull when you alone. Izmir is one of the most developed cities in Turkiye. I think center of Izmir the most safe place in Turkiye for women.

Posted: March 16, 2024
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You can visit most of the city with public transportation. Some places could be dangerous to travel like Kadifekale, Limontepe and the Basmane streets. But if you avoid specific places you can be safe.

Posted: February 21, 2024
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Is Izmir safe to travel?

Efsane

Efsane

Turkey

Couple travel experience

We first went there by train and then get to the metro to reach the center. We grabbed a coffee and visit İzmir’s boulderhall so show my friend how to belay. Then we get into a bus to go to the village where the climbing zone is also located. Locals were really helpful to give us directions and information. The bus drivers even helped us to carry our gears. When we reach the village, everybody was cheerful and helped us a lot. But the the weather was really hot that is why we wanted to arrange a place to stay and hopefully go to sea. Everywhere was so expensive. But then we found a really cheap place in center by Airbnb. Our hosts was incredible. They were really cheerful and dull of stories. We went to a sea altogether next day and another friend of mine joined us. We could not enjoy the nightlife but my female friends often go out late at night and party until morning. They stay in Buca and the clubs are near to their houses. I think İzmir Buca is the safest place to party and night out in Turkey but It is still important to take precaution and don’t drink too much :D. I can comfortable say that you can visit İzmir and have fun as much as you do. I went there with my male friend that’s why I said couple.

Posted: July 11, 2023
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Is Izmir worth visiting?

Solo travel experience

Izmir is an amazing City. I have stayed there for some time and enjoyed it very much. The food and hospitality are amazing. The weather mostly sunny and the sea nearby. I fell in love with Turkey. I can only recommend to visit.

Posted: May 21, 2024Experienced: April, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Izmir

İrem

İrem

About Me

24, İzmir,Turkey. Big fan of planet earth.

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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