Top Ten Most Dangerous Cities in Europe

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21 Donetsk (Ukraine)

You know what is happening in the East Ukraine? With this war going on in Ukraine, it is certainly one of the most dangerous cities in Europe

It makes me worried to hear that my grandma's home town is so deadly. She says the crime is terrible there. Also with a war with Russia and Ukraine doesn't help.

The worst and the most dangerous city in Ukraine. The most brutal, violent and just scary crimes come from Donetsk. It should be in the top 10


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22 Pristina (Kosovo)

Considering that members of the Albanian mafia and the former Kosovo Liberation Army continue to dabble in organ harvesting, prostitution and drug trafficking, it is not surprising that this city is on the list.

Modern Kosovo is the most dangerous place in all of Europe anyway.

Kosovo have very security.

Pristina's citizens are very friendly, they can help you with everything, and no one will disturb you even during night. Pristina has a great nightlife.

Best place to by drugs. Best place to start drug business. Best place to be sold as a sex slave by Friendly human traficar s.

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23 Frankfurt (Germany)

Frankfurt is a banking city, but it is also a gateway to Europe with a huge airport, central train station and access to the Rhein. This means that it is really impossible to stop drugs and human trafficking, resulting in prostitution, illegal immigration, drugs-related crimes and violence. Keep to well populated areas at night and if you must visit the red light area, be very careful.

A lot of drugs in frankfurt, robberies and stabbings swell

When I went to Frankfurt in the summer I was greated at exit of the airport by a man with a knife that decided to take my money and just ran off.. Well I'm never going there again I can tell you that.

Many drug dealing and crimes

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24 London (UK) London (UK) London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

It s a fact London is very dangerous even under CCTV. It is statistically the most dangerous city of Europe, straight after comes Glasgow with knifes aggression. Foreigners can easily see the difference on the high level of violence compare to their other European countries. South west London is considering as safe because posh but It is not the case at all. French persons and others foreigners have stories to talk about this area. Blood, dangerous crazy people, junkies, extreme poor-less, fight, murder etc. We are witness of chocking and bad acts each week. I come from Paris an area consider as a bad one but I have never seen in Paris, what I have seen here in 3 months. That s crazy. I live Fulham, my neighbor was killed in his house, an old woman was sexually abuse in the street, 3 children were kidnapped, a man try to kidnapped myself, A girl punched a man, a man had a cheek cut and many more witnessed. When I come back around 8 pm from work there is more than 50 percent a fight or ...more

Bear in mind London is one of the largest cities (counting the urban zone) in Europe with one of the largest populations of any city. That means there are a lot of different areas within London, some places extremely safe, others more dangerous. Stick to the centre or the wealthy suburbs and you're generally OK. Wander around certain parts of Tottenham, Brixton and Peckham of a night just have your wits about you and you should be alright. Don't let any stories of crime dissuade you from visiting though, London has some amazing places.

I live in this wonderful city and it is no more dangerous than any other capital city. The same rules apply everywhere: don't walk down dark side streets on your own or even as a pair (if you're going to, best be done in a group of 3 or more). Don't show off your wealth too much or you may be targetted. Don't wonder off outside the centre unless you know what you are heading into! Common sense people.

Of course, the criminals that are really the scourge of London at the present time are the "Moped Muggers", indulging what they must see as risk free fun now, safe in the knowledge that the police will not touch them. The reason for all this of course is the "Justice for Henry Hicks" campaign!

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25 Kaliningrad (Russia)

Organized crime haven. Very dangerous

This borders Lithuania and how is this dangerous

26 Pripyat (Ukraine)

No one lives in Pripyat. The only bad thing you'll find here is radiation - llamaboy17

No one even lives here! Everyone was evacuated due to the Chernobyl disaster, and now it's a dead zone! The only dangerous thing there is the radiation!

It's abandoned and overgrown did I forget to say that it is full of radiation. no nothing bad about this city. - FrankP

You can't visit Pripyat, the bad this is radiation :D

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27 St. Petersburg (Russia)

A good friend of mine from Canada decided to study Russian there. He could hold for about three months, because of high petty crime rate in the suburb he lived, and because of the local police corruption. After the first month he decided to carry a knife as a means of self-defense. After about three months, decided to continue the studies in Minsk.

This city is the one of the most dangerous cities. You feel relaxed and you want to trust to people living there but they belong most probably to a Russian mafia network. The city seems touristic but it is a mafia city for sure.

Too bad it's true... St Petersburg Is beautiful but at some parts really empty and deserted and problems can occur when you are a tourist. So take taxi or metro and don't go out too late in deserted ares - ChatonNoir

My fathers wallet was stolen in a restaurant in St. Petersburg

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28 Lisabona (Portugal)

I have never been to Lisbon or Portugal, but I have a friend who went there for a few days last year. While he was riding in a tram he had a wad of cash pulled from his back picket at a stop by another passenger who promptly got out and ran off, though admittedly it was a bit careless of him to put his cash in his back pocket.) However I have read since then that the trams in Lisbon are notorious for this kind of crime, and so tourists are probably best advised not to ride on them when visiting the city, but use alternative ways of getting around.

Lisbon is a safe and beautiful city.

I lived in Lisbon for 3 months and, instead of some incidents of stealing I heard, which I think are common in most capitals, it was a very safe and very beautiful city. Drug culture is popular (especially weed and cocaine) but I never saw junkies or dealers who mocked or assaulted people who did not provoke them. I walked alone at night several times and never even got scared. Go!

Suburbs of Lisbon are dangerous (Linha Sintra, Damaia, Buraca, Cova the Moura)

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29 Dublin (Ireland)

A lot of friendly people and nice places but crime is only around the corner. Most crimes committed are not reported and kids as young as 10 sometimes get involved in serious crimes. These crimes mostly occur in primarily council estates but they are scattered in so many areas that crime is possible anywhere. Gangs are also a serious problem but the IRA have indeed lost a lot of their power in recent years.

I lived here for 2 years and have had my share of bad situations (kids shouting at me/throwing things, drunk people pushing me, fights outside of clubs). Just by walking in the city center, even in touristic areas, you can find junkies or packs of youngsters in tracksuit messing around with strangers. Numbers may not be bad as some other cities, but I definitely feel much more unsafe walking in the streets than in any other big city where I lived.

Visiting the suburbs of Dublin last week, I saw two black teenage boys being threatened by two white men in their early 20s with knives. If Limerick (currently ranked as more dangerous than Dublin) is that bad, then how come I never witnessed anything this horrific during the 4 years I spent living there?

Worst city in Europe loads of knackers, scumbags, junkies, skangers in track suits

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30 Brussels (Belgium)

I lived in Schaerbeek for 3 months beginning 2015, fortunately I have dark hair and beard and that were my lucky points, because often people thought I was Turkish (one of the crowd). I think this saved my during this 3 months. Allover the city of Brussels you see this Maghreb immigrants staring at you, and if they know that you are not one of them they will start to behave really badly with you! (personal experience) (I am talking only about young people, because Old immigrants are very nice and polite with everyone and if you are foreigner they are very kind)

I have a lot of black friends in Italy and I thought that even in Brussels they will be nice like in Italy! But noo! I walked in matongé, it was late afternoon, and two young blacks started to speak loudly about me and what I was doing in their neighbor, one of them said that he wanted to beat me, I am not scared to fight but being the only white in a black neighborhood I preferred to run away! My colleague women was ...more

Beautiful scenery, but not so beautiful in terms of safety.. even going there as a Canadian. Having travelled frequently throughout Europe, Brussels is by far the most dangerous city I have experienced. Does not even hold a candle to Berlin (which I thought was also a bit sketchy) But in comparison, the people of Brussels (whom are not European) will harass you and make you feel extremely out of place. I would not recommend this destination unless you are an extremely confident traveler and are with a solid group of people.

Living here for 13 years already. This city is full of savage muslims harassing white folks. The moroccans are the worst, a single one is scared of everyone but when they make a bigger group they become confident and harass single persons. They talk dirty to white women and when they talk back those damn arabs are not afraid to hit them. If you're a girl walking alone then it's better to stay in jeans and not to show any naked body parts.

It's not true, Brussels is a safe city in general like all international cities u may cross some dangerous people but really rarely, some Marocain Belgian black and Roumanian just some make troubles but still a few percentage, living here since 2005 I love this city people are nice and helpful.

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31 Madrid (Spain)

Very safe city if you act as a normal person. Being robbed is the most dangerous thing can happen to you, even on the worst district. And make clear that Cañada Real Galiana is a gypsy camp. Even the most peaceful village in the world is dangerous if you get laid with the Butcher's daughter without permission.

Was in Madrid for 4 days, was robbed by local youths on first night... I was drunk, alone, and did not know my way around these mazy streets. So I blame myself as with those factors involved, you can be attacked in any city... Over the next 3 days though, I actually grew to love the city (and made sure I knew my way home! ). The people are beautiful and the history of this city is so interesting and I would never have this city on this list.. I have travelled to many cities across Europe, and although I was robbed here, it is probably my favourite city in Europe.

Madrid is one of the safest cities in Europe! I always feel safe here and there is little to no trouble on a night out. The chances of getting mugged are exactly the same as if you were to take a walk to your local supermarket.

The only place among dozens of cities I've visited where I was robbed. Policemen could not care less. As a foreigner you must be aware of dangers, they told me. - pitralon

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32 Tetovo (Macedonia)

Tetovo is the long lost brother of Ciudad Juarez. They're basically twins that were separated after birth and now are on two different continents. But still the same problems about drugs and criminality.

Gypsies everywhere. They steal your money and curse and threaten you with a life of bad luck.

The albanians in tetovo are pretty friendly and the macedonians are so -so. It is not that dangerous of a city. I have been their many, many times and I usually felt safe. The worst that could happen is robbery, or violence beetween albanians and macedonians. But usually tourists wont be bothered. It is very rare - bekim

Tetovo is a city hidden between mountains. Usually you wouldn't hear anything about it but I've been there a couple of times for work. People seem friendly in general but I'd highly suggest trusting anybody! They have something very sketchy about them and most men look like thugs straight out of a gangster film. Avoid talking or even looking at them. Also I'd highly suggest against going out when it's dark.

The area around Tetovo is known for insane amounts of drug trafficking. Several cartels are operating in the region. Kidnappings are common and gun violence is present if not the highest in Europe. If you're looking for drugs, this is the wrong place. Those people are not to be played with and they don't hesitate to use violence. Stories about people being fed to wolves and bears are making their rounds and when looking at those people you wouldn't have a problem believing it.

Macedonia is a country with an average monthly income of less then 400 US dollars (! ) yet ...more

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33 Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I am afraid that the Amsterdam police have something of a reputation for not being all that concerned about crimes committed against tourists and visitors, which probably explains why the latter are such attractive targets for the criminal element in the city. Last year a 30 year old British visitor to Amsterdam who was only staying there for one night went missing.However when it was becoming clear that the Amsterdam police were making such little effort to investigate his disappearance, his family decided to go to Amsterdam and carry out their own investigations by visiting all of shops, businesses and homes in the area where he disappeared and obtaining film from the private security cameras on these premises, from which they were able to piece together much of what happened and how the man was robbed of his mobile phone while incapacitated under the influence of drink and drugs. The family handed the film footage to the police, who were then able to locate his body in a canal near ...more

Amsterdam is very overrated. It is a misconception that because of its liberal attitude on soft drugs, it is a calm and peaceful place. I can guarantee you will encounter a drug dealer asking out loud whether you want to buy cocaine pretty much 10 meters apart from each other. I left the RHO hotel in Amsterdam central at 8 AM and was pulled to one side and asked whether I wanted to buy cocaine, the police are powerless and do nothing about it.

I was reading an interesting post on Quora by a former professional photographer who some years ago moved to Amsterdam and ran a website on which he posted photographs of the city, but then as he became a victim of recurring crimes, such as muggings, robbery with violence in which he lost of all his photographic equipment, etc, he gradually lost his enthusiasm for portraying Amsterdam in a positive light, sold the website and left the city. I think that this goes to show that although Amsterdam may be among the most photogenic cities in the world, it is a place which is a lot nicer in pictures than in real life.

If you refer to the posts about Plymouth (rated no 68 as I type this) you will read that story about the visitor who was mugged twice in one evening there. Reading the newspaper story on the internet, I see that it happened in 2011 and the first mugging was at about 9.30 p.m. and the second one at about 10.30 p.m. Well, I can do better than that, because when I was mugged twice in one evening in Amsterdam (see my earlier post below) the muggings were within about ten minutes of each other. However they were on different streets, carried out by different people, seemingly unrelated, carried out relatively early in the evening before 10 p.m., in streets where several "respectable" looking people were walking past, some stopping to have a look, but nobody stepping into help. I was robbed of my passport in the first mugging (with the muggers fleeing as soon as they had got it). In the second mugging I was robbed of my wallet, containing about £200 in cash (in Dutch guilders) and debit ...more

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34 Athens (Greece)

Athens is one of the safest cities / capitals in the world. It used to be just a short time ago when people literally walked "every" and "any" street in the capital at any time without a second thought. Today with the masses of illegal immigrants that seek asylum/refuge in Europe enter the gates of the country and along with them the ills of having to accept the record number of illegals is what makes Athens today a city that is still VERY safe but like any other large city, have people use common sense and not walk into unknown territory which may be prone pickpockets etc. Despite the growing number of criminal acts, these are mostly crimes that equate to stealing/pickpockets and the like. Under no circumstances should anyone say that you are not safe in Athens. It is FAR from the truth and it is either ignorance or a lie. Drug addicts and gypsies are not criminals. Gypsies are people that are found in every single country of the world and they are to be singled ...more

Athens is a very safe city. In fact I believe its one of the safest cities in the world and believe my I have travel a lot. The Greeks are notorious when it comes in protecting the tourist since most of them live their life out of incoming tourism. There are a few problems from minorities in the downtown center of Athens but really you don't have to go there because there isn't much going on anyway.

Actually, I felt safer in Athens than in the city I live in (London). It was not only a very beautiful city, but also clean and people were mostly friendly and helpful. It's a shame they have some issues with immigrants but sadly all capitals do..

I am an African-American and been to Athens Greece and I not only had no problems, but I loved the place and I took my 1 year old with me as we were on vacation.

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35 Cork (Ireland)

Great ity great nightlife and for the most part lovely people but in recent years there has been a massive influx of heroin into the city, city centre is usually ok, but in the last year 5 explosive devices have been found in the northern suburbs, and the level of drug abuse is almost 220% higher than he rest of the country, ost of the drugs trade in Ireland is coming through cork city and county now

Cork is usually a nice city but it obviously has a dark side being Ireland second largest city with about 400 thousand people, Cork would probably be Ireland's second most dangerous city because nothing much goes on in Limerick anymore.Cork has lots of drug dealers and has about 10 drug related shootings a year but you can just stay away from the drug dealers and thugs and you will have a lovely time in cork

I'm from Cork and eh it's a nice place there is a high rise in heroin alright, uh not to raise the stereotype but in the streets you'll often find drunkees

Cork city has the lowest crime rate of all Irish cities.

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36 Belfast (Northern Ireland) Belfast (Northern Ireland) Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, the second-largest city in Ireland after Dublin, and is situated around the River Lagan, which runs through the city.

Belfast is a beautiful city great for tourism but it's not safe at night with riot's that sometimes happens and crime rate is increasing. Don't leave things unattended or cars unlocked.

Belfast by day is great. Great shopping, food and sights including those notorious trouble spots. Belfast by night is a different city with a huge alcohol problem and mix that with people who already will fight with their own shadow and you have danger. Do not enter any loyalist or republican areas at night. Some almost join city centre streets. Avoid the drunken crowds that follow parades throughout the city. Rioting is not spectator sport.

Riots never involve tourists or civilians. Belfast has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe and the statistics prove the crime rate is still falling and not increasing as stated in a previous post.

Belfast is cool, BUT IRA attacks sometimes happen.

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37 Reykjavik (Iceland)

Was here in summer 2014 and felt completely safe! Friday and saturday nights can be very raucus, and everyone drinks like it's the last day of time, but had a fantastic time! They have a cool attitude to drunkeness: there is no such thing as too drunk! The rule-of-thumb is to accept that some people can get loud and aggressive with drink, but the key is to ignore this, not rise to the bait, and eventually your annoying drunk will get bored... Or his pants will fall down! Happened to me! People are great and just an amazing country! Go!

I live here it is so safe we never had violence and we have a clean and green city people say this place is green

It's a pretty dirty city. You see alcoholics or drug addicts everywhere and if you go into the wrong bar you might not come out the same way you came in.


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38 Milano (Italy)

Never experienced any problems in Milan, there are pickpockets so watch out but it's nothing more than that. A busy city and a bit overcrowded with traffic but also extremely interesting and inspiring and elegant - ChatonNoir

Quite safe city, just pay attention to refugee and gipsies. Do not walk nightly around railway stations.

What are you saying this Is impossible Milan is the best city in Italy.

Been to Milan many times. Nothing happens except for some pickpocketing if you're not careful enough.

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39 Manchester (England)

Safe enough in the day, but don't go venturing around the council estates after dark or risk getting robbed or attacked. The areas of danger probably won't attract tourists, though.

Manchester is a great city, it's not that rough at all, it's been cleaned up over the years and is now probably one of the safest cities in the UK, very friendly people.

Manchester is the most dangerous city in UK and the biggest city for gangsters in europe. Google Noonan Crime Family Guys like Desmond Noonan or Dominic Noonan (I guess peoples who live in UK have heared of him) these guys are real gangsters.

After those bombings? VOTE FOR THIS now I'm British but I live London But yeah

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40 Vilnius (Lithuania)

Love this city. Really beautiful old town, lovely panoramas and tiny squares and parks. But I was sad about the people - why they're so unhappy? Lithuanian have to try smile more - that would be the way better.

Beautiful city... Lots to explore. Loved it

Not too bad, but not good though

A pretty gem of a city with an old town that takes your breath away. Not dangerous. Only that people tend to be a little harsh and not too welcoming. But I don't care, u have to respect that people are different everywhere! - ChatonNoir

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