Crime in Costa Rica

Crime rates in Costa Rica

Level of crime
62.21 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
74.22 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.23 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
60.94 High
Worries car stolen
49.41 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
62.02 High
Worries attacked
45.08 Moderate
Worries being insulted
30.20 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
16.07 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
66.41 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
65.20 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
62.60 High
Problem corruption and bribery
69.88 High

Safety in Costa Rica

Safety walking alone during daylight
65.77 High
Safety walking alone during night
27.52 Low

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Last update: October 2019

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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Crime in this country for some cities: Alajuela, Cartago, San Jose

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