Crime in South Africa

Crime rates in South Africa

Level of crime
82.53 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
81.91 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
75.34 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
76.89 High
Worries car stolen
71.27 High
Worries things from car stolen
75.83 High
Worries attacked
70.60 High
Worries being insulted
59.89 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
60.02 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
72.44 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
77.29 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
80.70 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.18 Very High

Safety in South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
40.11 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
13.54 Very Low

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Last update: August 2022

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.

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

By City in South Africa

Crime Index
Safety Index
Pretoria 81.98 18.02
Durban 80.75 19.25
Johannesburg 80.60 19.40
Port Elizabeth 76.44 23.56
Cape Town 73.21 26.79
Bloemfontein 70.74 29.26
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