Crime in South Africa

Crime rates in South Africa

Level of crime
82.73 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
82.32 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
75.52 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
77.24 High
Worries car stolen
71.56 High
Worries things from car stolen
76.35 High
Worries attacked
70.73 High
Worries being insulted
60.03 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
59.64 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
72.65 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
77.59 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
80.84 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.19 Very High

Safety in South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
41.12 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
14.73 Very Low

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Last update: April 2024

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 82.4 17.6
Pretoria 81.8 18.2
Johannesburg 80.8 19.2
Durban 80.6 19.4
Port Elizabeth 77.5 22.5
Cape Town 73.7 26.3
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