Crime in South Africa

Crime rates in South Africa

Level of crime
84.28 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
82.03 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
77.56 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
78.15 High
Worries car stolen
73.05 High
Worries things from car stolen
77.13 High
Worries attacked
72.51 High
Worries being insulted
61.94 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
62.68 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
72.58 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
78.30 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
82.98 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
86.32 Very High

Safety in South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
37.38 Low
Safety walking alone during night
10.53 Very Low

Contributors: 1925

Last update: July 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.

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 83.07 16.93
Pretoria 81.23 18.77
Durban 80.73 19.27
Johannesburg 80.30 19.70
Port Elizabeth 74.77 25.23
Cape Town 70.96 29.04
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