Safety and Security

Compared to many Western cities, Prague is relatively safe. You will generally find policemen very helpful. Prague is an unthreatening city to walk around. Violent crimes in the city centre are rare. The main criminal problem is petty pilfering (pickpockets) from cars, hotels, and pockets. As with any city, always use caution and care when travelling around.

The Police and Security services

In Prague you will come across different kinds of policemen and women and members of various security services. Report any problems to a uniformed state police officer at a police station. To file a police report, go to the Praha 1 police station (Jungmannovo náměstí 9, Nové Město, Praha 1), as this is the police station that can organise an interpreter most rapidly. If the theft occurred in another district, the interpreter will take you to that district`s police station to make a report.

Important phone numbers:

Emergency: 112
Fire: 150
Ambulance: 155
Police: 158
City Police: 156
Road assistance: 1230
Gas emergency: 1239