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Crime in Mumbai, India

Crime rates in Mumbai, India

Level of crime
55.14 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.33 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.00 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
49.50 Moderate
Worries car stolen
44.76 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
50.51 Moderate
Worries attacked
45.64 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.76 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
35.79 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
43.20 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.23 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.13 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
80.85 Very High

Safety in Mumbai, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.51 High
Safety walking alone during night
50.99 Moderate

Contributors: 152

Last update: September, 2016

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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10 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jul 23, 2016 :
I've travelled across practically the whole of India and 9 countries abroad.

Honestly, you can't beat Mumbai. It's the safest and best place on earth.

Been living here for almost 3 decades.

Thank God I'm in Mumbai!
#Giles on May 13, 2016 :
The men aren't scary and all average around 5ft with no muscle so don't worry. Many men act like monkeys during mating season around women so you get the impression that many inhabitants of India may not be evolved completely. If a group tries it on your girlfriend just punch one square on the nose and they all scatter. Don't worry too much about the police they are all overweight and useless and do not take police work seriously just throw a rupee at them and they will leave.
#lee on Apr 27, 2016 :
personally never been there but it looks super cool and i guess it is both safe and unsafe in different locations
#Abhijeet on Jan 25, 2016 :
Honestly, do you really think Mumbai is unsafe. I have lived in Mumbai for the past 33 years and have not found any place that has the potential to scare anyone. Remember, Mumbai is bursting at its brim due to the population. You will see a lot of people (by the hundreds if not thousands) on the street 24hrs (yes, even at 2 am or 3 am), so you are never alone.

However, necessary precautions need to the in place like any other big city. Do not travel to lonely places at night. South Mumbai, Central Mumbai and part of North Mumbai are NOT lonely places, you always have people around in large numbers, Women, Men and Children. Also, the police patrol the streets day and night (in higher numbers at night).

I have had many friends visit from overseas and we have had amazing adventures across the length and breath of Mumbai. There was not a single incident except a few people staring wide eyes (Stare back at them with a serious look and they run for cover).

Mumbai is a boiling pot of many religions, caste, race, ethnicity etc etc.... There are bound to be some issues.

There is only once advice that I can give you to really enjoy this city. Be Smart / street smart. (If you have a local friend you don't need to worry, if you don't, Chill, don't worry at all, there are plenty of nice people who will help you)

Regards

Abhijeet
#Sam on Mar 17, 2015 :
Pls. don't remark on mumbai just spend 4 years of life span. It's nice place to live it and if you visit really worse place in mumbai where normal nobody visit then it must be your choice. in that case all country's are un-safe. Yes, at night no issues are from the street dogs.... Horrible....!!! :) :)
You should get-down from the car and should have walk on Nariman Paoint, Girgoan Chopati or Juhu Sea side. you must try. People are really helpfully.
Cheers....!!!!
#Sally on Nov 08, 2014 :
Lived in Mumbai for 2 years, and as a woman, found it really safe. Really nice people
##rockponda on Nov 04, 2014 :
no... mumbai is not unsafe. u used to walk sevrral time in midnight. but no problem. only dogs are too much in street's. 90% people are helpful. they help u to find right road, addresses, hospitals. shops etc...

some parts of mumbai is very dangerous. i never go that place but my frnds say that. bhindi bajar, mankhurd,some part of mumbai central. (not mumbai central exactlt)
#bob on May 08, 2014 :
well you should. i have moved to mumbai 4 years ago and i think its really bad. i feel so scared when i walk on the streets of mumbai. so i go in a car.
#Jayaditya Jain on May 02, 2014 :
I dont agree with it,
I feel really safe to walk in mumbai.
Mumbai is very safe.
Even we can Walk at 12 o clock at midnight freely.
#Bob on Jan 15, 2014 :
It is very unsafe, and corruption and bribery is horrible.
It's not good to walk alone in mumbai especially for kids and women