Is Split Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Split, Croatia
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
* Rated 85 / 100 based on 4 user reviews.

Split is considered to be the second city of Croatia which is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and namely on the Dalmatian Coast.

Even if it is claimed to be big, when walking on the streets of the city it does not seem at all to be like this due to the small streets full of cafes and vendors one can enjoy.

Split is believed to be a city of the right balance between Dalmatian’s tradition and modernity.

Warnings & Dangers in Split

Overall Risk


Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and choose wisely your accommodation.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are claimed to be safe.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are relatively often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are some natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you negatively such as forest fires during the hottest season as well as floods therefore in case of emergency follow the advice of public authorities.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities. They will take care of you and diminish as much as possible the negative effect it can have on you.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel the pressure from a person regarding a decision report it immediately and get rid of that person as soon as possible.

Women Travelers Risk


This is definitely a safe place for solo traveling women but still, it is advisable to not walk alone in the dark part of the day.

So... How Safe Is Split Really?

Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.

Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate in the most populated areas of the city and keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.

Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.

Even if it is claimed to be relatively safe there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night to not be visited however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.

These one could be easily found at the tourist information point together with a lot of more interesting and important updates related to tours, guides, experiences of any kind as well as the must-see and do of the city which will ensure you a safe and great trip.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Split Compare?

CitySafety Index
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)43
Sofia (Bulgaria)73
Siem Reap (Cambodia)63

Useful Information



It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.



The currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna which is advised to be gotten from the authorized exchange operator that will ensure a good exchange rate on the entire Croatian market.



The climate has a warm and temperate in Split that there is more rainfall in the winter than in the summer.



Resnik Airport is the airport that operates all the flights of the city and therefore is considered the second busiest airport of the entire country as it is one of the major destinations for the leisure of Europe.

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Split Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 8° C
Feb 8° C
Mar 11° C
Apr 13° C
May 18° C
Jun 21° C
Jul 25° C
Aug 24° C
Sep 21° C
Oct 17° C
Nov 12° C
Dec 9° C
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4 Reviews on Split

  1. Avoid winter months!

    I got a good deal to go to Croatia a few years ago, I made the mistake of going in the winter and oh boy, when it rains… IT POURS! If you want to spend time outdoors and walking around, do not book a trip in the winter months. If the summer months are too hot, got early spring or late fall. It was otherwise beautiful and I loved it there!

  2. Night life!

    The night life is just how I like it, it wasn’t too wild as what I’m used to. It was the right amount of fun. I do agree though that you should be careful in which neighborhoods and places you go to, there are areas where it is just not safe especially if you are a group of ladies going on a night out.

  3. Split is very nice

    I agree that there are pickpockets here but this should have a better safety rating as you are pretty safe here. It’s a beautiful place. Visit Palazzo di Diocleziano, the Marjan Park or the Old Split. They are all worth a visit.

  4. Great experience

    In Split there is no pickpocketing… people are chill and calm. We were 4 weeks visiting Croatia and we were in Split for 3 weeks. Me, my wife, and a small kid.

    We had no inconvenience whatsoever. We stayed in Zagreb for one week and we had seen that a little bit outside of the center there can be a problem with suspicious people but the center of Zagreb is a very safe and good place too.

    Split 67 is very very misjudged in my opinion. My wife and kid went walking every night alone after 10 days when we realized it is safe. A very sweet and calm Mediterranean city. With beautiful beaches. Old buildings and remarkable food!

Split Rated 4.25 / 5 based on 4 user reviews.

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