Crime in South Africa

Crime rates in South Africa

Level of crime
82.84 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
79.05 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
77.23 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
77.12 High
Worries car stolen
72.14 High
Worries things from car stolen
75.97 High
Worries attacked
71.80 High
Worries being insulted
60.50 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
61.84 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
72.46 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
77.86 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
81.81 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
85.12 Very High

Safety in South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
39.33 Low
Safety walking alone during night
12.32 Very Low

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Last update: June 2017

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
Pietermaritzburg 81.97 18.03
Pretoria 78.68 21.32
Johannesburg 78.62 21.38
Durban 78.20 21.80
Port Elizabeth 70.23 29.77
Cape Town 69.74 30.26
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Crime in this country for some cities: Benoni, Bloemfontein, George, Knysna, Randburg, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Sandton, Springs

We would like to gather more data for: Alexandra, Amersfoort, Bellville, Bethulie, Bloubergstrand (Blaauwberg), Bonaero Park, Botshabelo, Brakpan, Drummond, Ermelo, Eshowe, ... Update information for South Africa!