Crime Rate and Women's Safety in Edinburgh

Safety index

Safe
4.1 /5

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

Crime index

Very Low
1.3 /5

On average women living in Edinburgh consider the crime rate in Edinburgh to be very low. Based on collected reviews Edinburgh has a crime index of 1.3.

Violence against women

12.3%

On average 12.3% percentage of women in United Kingdom 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
Safe

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.6/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.4/5
Safe

Crime rate:

1.3/5
Very Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.4/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

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 Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is a very safe place and easy to get around in. Great buses and trams, and I always felt very safe. Particularly in the city centre and surrounding areas, though I can't speak for the poorer parts way outside the city. Great place to visit!

Posted: June 14, 2024
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Edinburgh is quite safe for solo female travellers. I've never faced any issues while living here, but I do take care not to venture out to shady areas alone. There are some areas that can be a bit unsafe at night.

Posted: June 13, 2024
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Very safe, I have always felt comfortable walking home alone, even while drunk and it gives me a sense of comfort to know that I can be tipsy and still be relatively safe. Public transport is quite rekiable

Posted: June 13, 2024
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Although there are some thieves but most of the time Edinburgh is quite peaceful and safe for tourists. And sometimes if you walk through the meadows during the midnight there might be some people having weeds so you need to pay attention to it.

Posted: May 23, 2024
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Bintang

Bintang

Fortunately, I’ve never been in any risk or danger at all. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, and I can always rely on strangers for support. The city is full of students and tourist, so it feels quite safe

Posted: April 24, 2024
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Luci

Luci

Definitely feel very safe in this city!! Have had no problems walking around or uneasy situations/feelings. However, it is a city so you have to be cautious and use common sense. But I wouldn’t not walk around at night or not go to any certain areas. I’m also not from the area though.

Posted: April 21, 2024
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Chloe

Chloe

Incredibly safe during the day, I’ve lived here for 7 years and have only had a couple of incidents of harassment and that has been while walking alone after dark. Obviously still take precautions when out and about, but overall this is a very safe city.

Posted: April 18, 2024
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Rachel

Rachel

Edinburgh has great public transport options that help the area feel really safe as you're not often waiting long for transport. There are a number of parks in the city that I would maybe avoid in the dark due to not being well-lit but overall I think it feels like a really safe city.

Posted: April 17, 2024
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Iv lived here for quite a few years, to be precise I grew up (high school) in leith, Edinburgh and still live here. Iv had a few bad experiences however through my time here, iv noticed things have gotten worse, I feel less and less safe walking around Edinburgh alone. Harassment in my experience has become more prevalent especially in the city centre, I would recommend any solo traveling woman to be careful around “local pubs” especially! As drunk men are less safe and worse than the addicts around, in my experiences Also leith is definitely worth a visit! Just avoid walking alone though the parks late into the night ! Just grab a bus and you’ll be fine !

Posted: April 7, 2024
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Some areas are understandably just as in any city, no goes for visitors but all tourist areas are very safe and accessible. Buses and trams are easy to use and locals are friendly. Not many other languages than English widely spoken

Posted: February 23, 2024
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Is Edinburgh safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 43 experiences

Group travel experience

I felt safe in Edimburg. People are really nice and curious. I went there with my friend and wondering around was so nice ! I definitely recommend this place if you travel alone you are going to feel safe because there is always a lot of people outside !

Posted: June 4, 2024
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Group travel experience

I went to Edinburgh with another woman around my age and we had a great time! Our airbnb was located about 30 minutes from the Royal Mile, but with the public transportation, it was a quick and easy experience. Overall, we felt very safe. Edinburgh is a pretty small city that is very walkable. We went in July and there were definitely large crowds of tourists that made it hard to navigate around popular spots, but I was never a debilitating feature. Some of my restaurant recommendations include: - Nok’s Kitchen - Luckenbooth - Vittoria on the Bridge - Makar’s Mash Experience recommendations include - Edinburgh Castle - The Real Mary King’s Close - The Scotch Whisky Experience - Calton Hill Edinburgh is a beautiful medieval city with lots of charm, so I hope you enjoy your trip!

Posted: March 1, 2024
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Is Edinburgh worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 43 experiences

Eira

Eira

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I stayed at Castle Rock hostel and had an amazing time! They had events planned for each night so was really easy to meet other travellers that way. Spent my day wandering around the city - it was quite expensive I had a low budget to be fair, so ended up buying groceries and making myself food for the most part. It was really easy to just walk everything was really close. I visited: Arthur’s seat, national gallery and museum, Dean village, and small parks and areas of the city that were very pretty!

Posted: April 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Gigi

Gigi

United States

Solo travel experience

I am in love with the city, the country side, the people, the food, the vibe, the weather, just beyond impressed with how kind the people are there, so much to do, never ending, get to the Royal mile, get a hostel around and you won’t run out of things to do, a lot of activities free, plenty of chances for good pictures, and of course plenty of pubs, I can’t wait to go back

Posted: February 27, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Chloe

Chloe

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Hey, I’m Chloe, I’m travelling the east coast of Australia and would love to meet some new people. I love history and seeing new places!

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Ellie

About Me

Heya! My name is Ellie and I'm a 4th year medical student with serious wanderlust xx

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