Is Lodz Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Lodz, Poland
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
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* Rated 80 / 100 based on 3 user reviews.

Lodz is Poland’s third-biggest city and an important industrial center.

The city has been famous for its textile industry.

Lodz is the capital of the Lodzkie Voivodeship.

Lodz is capitalizing on its film history – Lodz is jokingly referred to as the “HollyLodz” of Poland and hosts several film festivals and many other cultural events.

Lodz has many attractions and historical museums that will be of interest to tourists, for example, Karol Scheibler’s Palace, Karol Scheibler’s Chapel, Old Market Square, White Factory, Muzeum Sztuki, Muzeum Historii Miasta Lodzi (Museum of the City of Lodz) and many others.

Lodz is one of the “greenest” cities in Poland with 34 parks (11 of which are natural monuments) and one of the most extensive city forests in Europe located within the city borders.

Warnings & Dangers in Lodz

Overall Risk


In general, Lodz is quite safe. There is a low crime rate, and serious crimes do not happen often. However, common sense should be used, and some areas of the city should be avoided, especially at night.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport is safe. You can safely move around it around the city. The only thing you should keep track of your pockets and bags on the buses. Taxis are a safe way to travel, especially at night. Be sure to call a licensed taxi service.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are common enough. Sometimes they create particular crowds around you to distract and pull out your wallet. Always keep an eye on your belongings and your surroundings. Do not leave your belongings unattended. Do not carry a lot of cash and valuables with you.

Natural Disasters Risk


Some of the greatest meteorological threats in the Lodz region include exceptionally heavy or low precipitation, strong winds, violent maritime storms, extreme temperatures, and torrential rainfalls. Check the weather before your visit to Lodz.

Mugging Risk


Grave armed robberies in Lodz do not happen often. Most likely, they can occur in remote and impoverished areas of the city. To protect yourself from this risk, do not walk around the town late at night, do not get involved in drunken showdowns, and avoid dimly lit streets. In the event of a robbery, contact the police immediately.

Terrorism Risk


Attacks in Poland can’t be ruled out. You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public places, including in sites visited by foreigners. Avoid mass gatherings of people and political meetings.

Scams Risk


If on the streets of одód предлагают you are offered to buy a ticket for public transport, a low-cost excursion or branded things that turn out to be fakes - know that scammers work with you. Do not contact them. Be careful also with beggars who, hiding behind weakness, can grab your wallet and run away.

Women Travelers Risk


Lodz is safe for women travelers. Using prudence and use common sense will help you avoid any risks. At night, it is better not to walk around the city alone, to avoid places near bars and not to travel by public transport. Otherwise, the city is completely safe for women.

So... How Safe Is Lodz Really?

Lodz is a reasonably safe city.

The crime rate here is below average.

Most of the problems are related to the theft of things, car theft, and theft of items from cars, insults, and vandalism.

There are slight problems with bribery.

Violent crime is infrequent.

Watch out for pickpockets.

A common trick for thieves is to operate in groups and create artificial crowds on buses and trams which distract their victims’ attention before being pickpocketed.

Also, do not leave your belongings unattended and keep an eye on your wallet.

It is not recommended visiting city parks late at night – they are safe during the day, but after sunset, there is a high probability of being robbed there.

Avoid Włókiennicza Street (also a small part of Wschodnia and Kilińskiego Streets that is in the proximity of Włókiennicza), Abramowskiego Street, Solna Street, and Limanowskiego Street.

Those areas are the most unsafe in the city.

Be careful when using pedestrian crossings.

Even though pedestrians have the right-of-way on pedestrian crossings, some Polish drivers do not respect that.

There are a lot of beggars in Lodz.

They are not always harmless.

Sometimes they may try to tear out your wallet and run away if you take it out to give them a donation.

Be careful with that.

How Does Lodz Compare?

CitySafety Index
Manama (Bahrain)54
Tianjin (China)67
Brussels (Belgium)60
Shanghai (China)66
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52

Useful Information



Poland is a Schengen area member, so requirements for obtaining the visa to here are the same as for any Schengen country. The visa policy allows nationals of certain countries to enter the Schengen Area via air, land, or sea without a visa for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Nationals of certain other countries are required to have a visa either upon arrival or in transit. A valid passport is a must.



The złoty is the official currency of Poland. The modern złoty is subdivided into 100 groszy. The currency sign, zł. Złoty means "golden".



The best times to visit Lodz for ideal weather are June to October. Average temperatures in Lodz vary drastically, and the weather feels cold for about half of the year and otherwise excellent with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year.



Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport is a regional airport in central Poland, located approximately 6 km southwest of Łódź city center. The airport handles domestic and international flights.

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Lodz Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan -2° C
Feb -1° C
Mar 3° C
Apr 8° C
May 14° C
Jun 17° C
Jul 19° C
Aug 18° C
Sep 13° C
Oct 8° C
Nov 3° C
Dec -1° C
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3 Reviews on Lodz

  1. B
    Ben Wright says:

    I enjoyed it here

    In comparison to other cities around the world and even in Poland itself, Lodz is one of the safest cities you can visit. The only issues I have ever had were with drunk lads who were looking for trouble. If you avoid the pubs and common ground for drunkards, you won’t have any issues at night. Not even as a woman.

  2. Cool city but....

    I visited Lodz today. Beautiful city, really enjoyed the architecture and streets. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest, overall I’d certainly recommend people to visit. Couple of downsides too though. The train station is very far out from the city which seems very odd, you’re looking at a 20 minute taxi ride into the city or almost an hour on the bus. There’s a very strange sense of anger and aggression with the people. Throughout the day we experienced clowns abusing us or trying to start fights with us (both female and male) just because we were speaking English. Even in Mac Donald’s, where we decided to sit down and have a bite to eat before the train. A guy sitting with what looked like his daughter and her boyfriend was staring me and my girlfriend into the ground then walked past us spitting on the ground beside me and proceeded to threaten us for no apparent reason other than we were speaking English. My girlfriend is Polish, she was upset more than me. So idk, the moral of the story, visit Lodz but the people are very very backward and weird

  3. M
    Michał says:

    Ive been living in Łódź for 16 years, my whole life, and from my experience the city isn’t as safe as many say.

    Almost whole bałuty hood is dangerous, Przybyszewskiego street on Górna is quite freaky and you can easily encounter aggressive homeless people here, also a lot of obsessed football fans of either ŁKS or RTS, who will ask you which one you like, and if you answer with the one they aren’t a fan of they will probably attack you, beat you up pretty badly or even stab you. Same goes for Zarzewska street, but its even more dangerous than Przybyszewskiego.

    Probably same shit for Łomżyńska and other streets in that area. As someone else said before, the people here are really aggressive. There is a huge problem with drug abusers here, really easy to encounter a completly stoned and aggressive person in the public. People here are also really hatred towards other ethnics, different religion than theirs, and different skin color.

    Łódź isn’t quite safe, Id say you have to be careful here, especially if you speak a different languague, and you aren’t white. And don’t go outside in the dark, high chance of getting attacked and mugged.

Lodz Rated 4 / 5 based on 3 user reviews.

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