Crime in Bangalore, India

Crime rates in Bangalore, India

Level of crime
54.97 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
64.21 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.55 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
52.96 Moderate
Worries car stolen
48.03 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
51.47 Moderate
Worries attacked
52.22 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.03 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
42.79 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.02 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.07 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
49.95 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
78.75 High

Safety in Bangalore, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
63.07 High
Safety walking alone during night
38.71 Low

Contributors: 795

Last update: February 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.

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76 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 14, 2023:
If Auto drivers beahaves rudely with people. Then how people will travel in autos.

Again they are doing strikes and protests on Bike rides.

First of all they should behave well with passengers.

They are literally harrasing beating and scolding the passengers and senselessly doing protesys.

Police should take immediate action against these Auto and Can drivers in Bangalore and should warn and punish them.

Other wise no one will use Autos.

We are ready to buy a own car or a travel on Bike instead of taking Autos in Bangalore.
Anonymous on Oct 14, 2023:
If we leave these local Karnataka people like this. Soon they will make this state as another Khalistan.

They have so much hatred and literally harrasing and beating the other state people.

Police should take severe action against these incidents and warn the people who does this.
Anonymous on Oct 14, 2023:
If we leave these local Karnataka people like this. Soo they will ale this state as another Khalistan.

They have so much hatred and literally harrasing and beating the other state people.

Police should take severe action against these incidents and warn the people who does this.
Vaishnavi on Jul 23, 2023:
Bengaluru is among the safer megacities of the world. It is safe even at night in Bengaluru and I did not experience any problem till now.
Certain places in Bengaluru such as Majestic, Yarab Nagar, Tilak Nagar are not safe especially at night. I have stayed in both Dubai and Bengaluru, and according to me Bengaluru is way better than Dubai in terms of climate, job opportunities in Software, R&D, AI, Aeronautics, freedom of expression, outdoor places to visit, very low cost of living, good savings income and free of cost bus rides within any place in Bengaluru and Karnataka.

Being an Indian citizen I was treated as a 2nd class immigrant in Dubai. When I lost my job in Dubai, my visa got canceled and I was forced to return back to India. In Dubai one had to stay all day in AC rooms due to its horrible climate and sand storms and it will damage the lungs and deteriorate the health. Dubai will never grant citizenship to Indians.

The Bengaluru climate is delightful and one of the best in the world. Bengaluru climate is also very good for gardening, and gardens in Bengaluru mostly don't require any maintenance thanks to the superb climate.
Agara on Jul 07, 2023:
Most of the Kerala peaceful community people from Kannur and Kozhikode are overspeeding their vehicles in the Mysuru-Bengaluru expressway and causing fatal accidents in the slow lane. These Kerala peaceful community people drive at speeds of 160kmph in the slow lanes of the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway and cause fatal accidents. The "Bengaluru to Mysuru expressway" was created mostly to benefit Kerala and not Karnataka.
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2023:
In Bengaluru, the auto rickshaw drivers especially around Majestic are rogues and thugs. They will loot your money and they work as agents for Bus travel stores. All of the criminal Bus travel agents around Bengaluru's Majestic area are from the "Peaceful Community". These Peaceful Community travel agents are criminals, they will loot all your money at night, and they won't have sympathy on you. They will issue fake tourist bus tickets at 5 times the original price at night, the bus will arrive and you will be thrown out of the bus for carrying their fake ticket. These "Peaceful Community" criminals in Bengaluru will bully you, harass you and hit you in the belly. Truly Majestic area in Bengaluru is a hooligan's paradise, courtesy of Bengaluru's worst auto rickshaw drivers and the criminal "Peaceful Community".
Rohith on Jan 05, 2023:
I found the CISF guards at the security checks to be the worst mannered in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Lucknow airports. The CISF personnel are highly abusive, harassing and worst mannered for even the innocent civilian domestic passengers in airports throughout India. The CISF guards at Bangalore Kempegowda Airport are very rude, abusive and vulgar for law-abiding domestic passengers at security checks. I am scared to travel in Indian airports because of these worst CISF guards.
Bhuvan on Nov 25, 2022:
A sizeable number of the auto-rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru are crooks and deceitful liars. These auto-rickshaw drivers work as agents for fake travel agencies and newcomers, outsiders to Bengaluru are always deceived by these ruffian Bengaluru drivers and hoodlum travel agents. Bengaluru is not at all safe at night. All the huge population cities of India such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad are filled with criminals on the roads especially at night.
Harsha G on Jul 30, 2022:
Bengaluru is indeed the worst place to stay in India. Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata are also worst places that are filled with dangerous criminals. Most of the local Kannadiga people are Bengaluru are rogues, hooligans and fraudsters. Persecution is very high in Bengaluru. My wallet was stolen many times, I was slapped and harassed many times in Bengaluru by beggar gangsters. Most of the RSS and viciously dangerous Hindu terrorists are located at Bengaluru. All the security staff n Bengaluru airport are ruffians and hoodlums. Chor Bazaar (thieves market) at Bengaluru is funded and supported by the local Kannadiga people along with the Journalists, Kannada politicians, Bengaluru police and judges.
All the journalists in India are dangerous criminals. I hope and wish that all the journalists of India rot and burn forever in the eternal flames of Hell. All the Indian journalists of India deserve the punishment of eternal Hell.
I am very honest with my comments.
Naga Kalinga on Jul 30, 2022:
Bangalore is a worst place filled with worst people. In Bangalore I was harassed, robbed and assaulted multiple times on the roadside. Bangalore is filled with rapists, murderers, molesters, thieves, liars and fraudsters, swindlers, gangsters cheaters and worst lawyers.
The Indian media is worst media in the world. The Indian media only sugarcoats Bangalore projecting it as a paradise. In reality, Bangalore is a disgusting, severely detestable Hell. Majority of the people in Bangalore and its surrounding regions are the worst people you'll ever meet.
Anonymous on Jun 20, 2022:
My house was intruded by a burgler 5 months ago, with intrusion at 4 th Floor at 4.00 am, early morning. Pl. double check your locks and access to your homes from all sides. Nothing is rosy about Bangalore. Crime is universal, in all villages, towns, cities, countries.
Anonymous on May 06, 2022:
Bangalore is worst city to live.all the comments about rowdisim, gangsters all are true. Media never reports such kind of news and they always focus on how good Bangalore is. People here are so arrogant and want us to learn kannada. They behave as if they own this kind request is never ever go out alone especially in the night even if you are man.
Inder on Feb 07, 2022:
Bengaluru is worst place with plenty of crime. Pickpocketers, chain-snatchers, assaulters, thieves and molesters are found throughout Bengaluru.
saima syed on Jan 20, 2022:
bangalore is a very awesome city
live there for 11 years experienced no crime or robbery
its very safe im telling you

especially for women

the only problem is media thats all
Kiran on Oct 22, 2021:
In Bengaluru, my house was invaded by burglars multiple times. I also had searched Bengaluru's Chikpet Chor Bazaar but I could not retrieve back the items stolen from my house. I filed a complaint at the local police station, but they never catch these burglars and gangsters. These burglar hoodlums in Bengaluru are supported by the politicians, judiciary and the police department.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2021:
I am a Muslim. Going Anonymous for obvious reasons. I have personally experienced the brutal discrimination in Bengaluru, especially in its localities such as JP Nagar, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi and Arekere gate. Many landlords, house owners and apartment owners in these Bengaluru areas never rent their houses to Muslims. They have a hidden policy: "Muslims are not allowed". It is extremely easy for Hindus to get accommodation in these places. I never got accommodation in these Bengaluru places because I am a Muslim.
I absolutely hate Bengaluru and all the people that do marketing about this pathetic town.
I am very honest.
Echoscar on Apr 11, 2021:
Bangalore is very unsafe especially for a foreigner. Most parts within the city are safe but the further you move away from the city the worse it gets. Do not use public transport besides Uber or Ola and if you do find trouble and is lucky enough to get assistance of the authorities don't try to settle it under the table.

The easiest way to judge an area in Bangalore is by it's cleanliness. If the road and sidewalk is clean it's probably safe.
Anonymous on Apr 01, 2021:
The worst place in universe is the pig Bangalore used by pig politicians, only those u have lots of money can do
Hanumanth on Mar 31, 2021:
Bangalore is a very good place, cosmopolitan city with good people and great weather. Bangalore has beautiful trees, parks, thousands of software companies, aeronautical, space research organizations and startups. I absolutely enjoyed my stay in Bangalore and Karnataka. I would love to come back to Karnataka again.
Anonymous on Mar 27, 2021:
Bangalore is a breeding ground for Hindutva militants. Karnataka and entire India is ruled by Hindutva militants. These Hindutva militants are oppressing and persecuting religious minorities throughout India, including Bangalore and other Karnataka places.
These Hindutva militants never wear face masks, do not follow social distancing and never follow the rules. Bangalore is a livable city for Hindutva militants only. It is much better to be a cow than to be from a religious minority member in Bangalore and throughout Karnataka. Hindutva militants are controlling the Police and judiciary throughout Karnataka.
Nireeksha on Mar 09, 2021:
Though Bangalore has crime, I guess all big cities in the world also have crime and are polluted.
But even then I consider Bangalore as the best to live among the metropolitan cities of India. Bangalore is more livable, safer and much cleaner than Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Shimla, Jaipur, Lucknow, Coimbatore and Delhi NCR. I have stayed in these places as well. The weather in Bangalore is an added advantage, but I give importance to other factors.
So Bangalore is comparatively a good place to live.
Mahendra Yadav on Mar 09, 2021:
I hate Bengaluru to the core. There are multiple occasions during my stay there in Bengaluru when transgender extortionist thieves had slapped me, punched my head, pulled my hair and have stolen my wallet. The Bengaluru police are useless, most corrupt and they support all these thieves and crooks. Politicians also back these thieves and criminals, and they continue their activities. Most of the items stolen in Bengaluru are sold at the Chor Bazaar in Chickpete. The local police and politicians support these thieves and sales dacoits in Bengaluru. I have been cheated multiple times by my colleagues in the companies in Bengaluru. I am telling you the truth.
Avinash on Feb 20, 2021:
Having lived in Hong Kong and returned to India, some of the points surely worry me. Why are the Indian people enjoying the worst politicians, worst media and horrible comments written in Times of India, Twitter, Youtube, Quora, Facebook and all the news platforms in India? Are innocent people safe in India especially in its big cities? A true point is that crimes are extremely high in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi NCR and the entire North India. Development and economy are of no use if the people haven't changed.
CJG on Feb 19, 2021:
Bangalore and all the big metropolitan cities of India are filled with criminal minded people.
The following is India's leading newspaper. Just see some of the comments with their upvotes. India is renowned for the worst media in the world.

It says that "Rice bag convert should be hanged", "Jihadis should be hanged". Most people employed in Bangalore companies support such activities. Bangalore has the worst people.

My sincere request to you is please don't delete my comment. Let the whole world know the real truth about India. Especially the so called "educated people" in its metropolitan cities.
Mahmud on Jan 07, 2021:
Bangalore is now the epicentre of Hindutva terror groups in Southern India. It is a real fact.
The Karnataka government, software entrepreneurs and managers in Bangalore all support the Hindutva terror groups. Millions of people in Bangalore virulently hate Muslims and Christians. The migration from Northern India and Central India has brought in these toxic ideologies to Bangalore. Once present, it will never go away.
Hindutva groups want to finish Islam and Christianity by 2021.

The Karnataka government headquartered in Bangalore, software employees and PSU employees support these ideologies of ethnic cleansing and extermination of Muslims and Christians. Let's focus on the present. Bangalore is one of the worst places in the world to live for Muslims and Christians. Bangalore is only safe for cows and Hindutva terror groups only.
I am from Tilak Nagar area of Bangalore and I know this place very well. I am planning to permanently move out very soon.
Bil Gi on Jan 07, 2021:
Bangalore over the last decade faced fast growth and migration from other states, changing its peaceful and secure nature over the years. There is also the illegal Bangla migrant issue as well as rabid build up of extremist elements of peaceful religions ! Hope the negative comments will decrease the migration, reverse the current migrants back to their roots, divert bangla illegals across the border...This will make it the peaceful place it was all over again !
Pramod on Jan 07, 2021:
In terms of religious freedom, India is far far better than Islamic countries. India for centuries, has always given shelter to persecuted communities from across the world. Hinduism believes that all religions lead to God. Live and let live.
However, India can still learn many things from Western countries. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to comment.
Riyaz on Jan 04, 2021:
Bengaluru is the highly racist and the capital of Hindutva terror in South India. I am living in Shivajinagar area of Bengaluru city. Most of the educated people in Bengaluru absolutely hate the religious minorities. They use racist words such as "Jihadis" and "Rice Bags" communities to describe innocent people of other religions.
You will hear pro-Hindutva slogans such as "We Hindus have only 1 country, but other religions have many countries. Let other religions go back to their own countries". Mughals and British had looted and ruined India for sure. So the innocent people from religious minorities are targeted and racially discriminated for no fault of theirs. "Jihadis" and "Rice Bags" are born into this world to only convert people. This is another hallucination by the Hindutva militants.
Being a native Bengalurean, I confirm that persecution of religious minorities is increasing in Bengaluru. There is blatant discrimination and racism here in Bengaluru.
Abhi on Nov 11, 2020:
I am basically from Mysore but for the past 25 years, I am living in Bangalore. My family and I know the old Bangalore era and the new Bangalore era. Bangalore is one of the worst cities (Annual Survey of India’s City System (ASICS)) in India perhaps in the world when we look at a certain survey conducted by many world organizations but most Kannada people are not accepted because of emotional bound with language and culture.bangalore is not another silicon valley as people proud because they haven't seen how's lives of silicon valley people. Bangalore had been evolved under the former CM S.M.Krishna and It becomes a huge IT and Software hub in the country. Apart from that Bangalore doesn't have anything proud. People are racist I truly agree.

The list of issues are,

BBPM is the most corrupted municipality.
The education center becomes a money market.
No quality of hospital nor doctor. Average private clinic changes around 400 - 500 It's costly.
The unemployment rate is high.
The real-estate business is a fraud.
Poor infrastructure.
Huge garbage collection and no idea how to recycle them.
News channels do not provide quality news.
The cost of living is high 500sqft rent is 10-15K per month.
The quality of food and cost is good.
Green city turning the black city soon.
Air pollution and other pollution
water issue.
People are forced you to learn Kannada but don't understand why.
Nowadays generation people don't know anything about Kannada apart from Kannada movies.
The higher rate of migration
Land Acquisition high.
The quality of livelihood is poor compare to Gurugram and other cities.
The public transportation rate is higher than in another city.
Also, Bengaluru is a hub of racism, murder, rape, theft, religious persecution of minorities, cheaters, fraudsters, rowdyism, and criminals and is a horrible place filled with mostly terrible people is true.

I have lived in China and Singapore also other parts of India but Bangalore is becoming worst day by day if govt does not look at core issues.
Suresh Garg on Oct 22, 2020:
Bengaluru is India's hub of racism, murder, rape, theft, religious persecution of minorities, coronavirus hub, cheaters, fraudsters, rowdism and criminals. People have correctly described about Bengaluru. Bengaluru is a horrible place filled with mostly terrible people.
Hemanth on Oct 10, 2020:
Bangalore is not at all safe. The Covid positive cases are extremely high here in Bangalore.
Most people in Bangalore are scared to get themselves tested for Covid. Several people in Bangalore are afraid to approach doctors and hospitals. Even the private hospitals in Bangalore only care about money and most doctors, paramedics and staff are ignorant and rude.
Some private hospitals in Bangalore are charging Rs. 1 Lakh per day in a General Private Ward for a Covid-19 patient. There are no vaccines yet, and the charges are ridiculously expensive. The ultra-rich people can manage, but what about the others?
The 'Arogya Setu' app is an awfully inaccurate and fraudulent mobile app developed by the Government of India.
Government hospitals are THE WORST throughout Karnataka, not just Bangalore.
I hope my honest and sincere comments help others in knowing the truth.
Rajesh on Aug 27, 2020:
India is indeed a very safe place. India right from the ancient times till the present times has always been a safe place for the persecuted people throughout the world.
India practises freedom of speech. That is the reason for these many comments to appear in this page. This proves the openness and tolerance of the Indian society. Bangalore is no exception in this scenario.
Bangalore is a good place to live. But just like any other megacity in the world there are a few problems. That's all.
Thank you !
Nandini on Aug 07, 2020:
Bangalore is paradise for murderers, rapists, molesters, burglars, liars, intimidators, cheaters, racists, financial crooks and gangsters.
The media never reports the extremely high crime existing in Bangalore.
As a woman, I felt extremely scared living alone in Bangalore. Sometimes, I felt my life was in danger. People are the worst and least-helpful in Bangalore. I am happy that I have permanently moved out of Bangalore.
All the comments written by 97 other people here about Crime in Bangalore are real and genuine. I have read all of their comments.
Deependra on Aug 01, 2020:
Bangalore is indeed the most racist city in India. Bangalore also has huge amount of crime. What others have mentioned here are correct. In most of the big software companies of Bangalore, the Muslim and Christian employees face a lot of racism. Please read the comments of @Nithesh in the Quality Of Life page for more details.
Millions of people in Bangalore despise the people of these 2 minority religions. The inflow of these religious racists (Bhakts) into Bangalore keeps on increasing each day.
It's all in their minds. Some of them spread false allegations about these 2 minority religions on social media - they are members of the "IT cell". A majority of them are software employees and educated people.
The media never reports the hidden reservation and enormous religious racism existing in the big software companies.

All the Bangalore-based Kannada news channels are arguably the worst media in the world. They show mostly fake news and copy videos of some other events which are not even related. These fake videos are shown over and over again. All the Kannada news channels are a benchmark for fake news. There will be excessive screaming, opinions and loud drumbeats in all these Bangalore-based Kannada news channels. Bangalore is also a hub for fake news reporters. These news channels never report the severe racism existing in Bangalore.
Prakash on Jul 22, 2020:
Bangalore is more racist than any other city of India. If you are not Kannadiga - the native of the province, then there are plenty of chances that you might face abusive words, sometimes physical attack.
P R V on Jun 26, 2020:
I am a woman staying in Bangalore's Gavipuram area. I have been groped, molested and sexually harassed many times in this city. One such incident happened to me at the Bangalore Airport. Many of these people were drunk people.
They had stolen my purse and belongings. Being a Bengaluru localite, I feel ashamed to say that my city has turned into a criminal's paradise. Unfortunately I have enrolled my children into education here. The schools here are charging 2 lakhs Rs. fees each year.
Hameed on Jun 21, 2020:
You are right Motwani sir. People cooperate everywhere in English and Hindi in South India. So nothing special about Bangalore regarding language skills.
Motwani on Jun 21, 2020:
Another boasting aspect in Bangalore are language skills. All over Bangalore and in social media, you will hear and find these:
"Bangalore is the only place in the South where you don't have to learn the local language".
"In Bangalore, everyone speaks English or Hindi".

So what?
There are hundreds of towns and cities in South India where people speak to you in both English and Hindi. It is not at all mandatory to use the local language for communication anywhere in South India. Then what is so special about Bangalore?

Dear #Ranbir, I won't be surprised if the items stolen from your Bangalore house at Koramangala were sold at the Chor Bazaar at Chickpete.
Ranbir on Jun 21, 2020:
I am from Punjab.
During my stay in Bangalore, I was robbed and ripped-off multiple times. My cellphone, wallet and laptop were stolen at the Indiranagar 100 feet road area of Bengaluru.
These gangsters came on a bike at night and stole my belongings. Burglars had also invaded my house at Koramangala locality and stole our TV, mobile phones, hard disks and jewels.
I still don't understand why media is spreading lies about the low Coronavirus positive cases in Bangalore. Just because people are lazy to get tested over there, why should the same people boast a lot and spread in the media?
All Karnataka politicians are living in a world of delusion. They have only developed Bangalore. All Karnataka politicians also have a love affair with this crime-filled town of Bangalore. Please read this:

What is the use of boasting that Bangalore accounts for half of Karnataka's GDP when there is enormous amount of crime and pollution in this town?
In Bangalore, the education, Healthcare and water supply sectors are a mafia.

And I did not find anything special about the highly overrated climate of Bangalore. Its climate is cloudy and depressingly gloomy for 6 months a year. Then there is burning heat during the afternoons in April and May.
In August and September you'll have to save yourself from getting washed away from the floods. It rains insane for just an hour, but the entire Bangalore town will be flooded! All manholes and gutters will be covered by flood waters due to pathetic planning. Many people do not watch their step and lose their lives by stepping on uncovered manholes, gutters in Bangalore. These are real facts and the worst Bangalore media never reports these genuine facts.
If climate was so important, then places in GCC countries, Canada, Finland, Japan, Singapore, etc. would never have developed. Indians are foolish when it comes to climate.
I am very grateful to all the people from across India for posting their honest comments and real facts about Bangalore in this page.
Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend!
Manoj Panda on Jun 15, 2020:
I am surprised that Karnataka government desperately wants to construct an expressway from Bangalore to Chennai soon. For what purpose? Is it of any use? Such a waste of money!

I am from Orissa, and all Karnataka politicians and India politicians (present and past) are foolish and have a very low IQ.

I fully agree with #Chaudhary.
Karnataka government has developed only a remote corner Bangalore and even that place they want it well connected only with Chennai and Tamil Nadu!

There are many places in West Karnataka that have miserable connectivity with Bangalore (Karnataka capital) even today. Roads, railways and airways are pathetic in this state. Plenty of double standards shown by both successive Karnataka government and India government.

Then why not give Bangalore to Tamil Nadu?
Why does Karnataka need a highly crime-infested, dangerously polluted and horrible place like Bangalore? Is it only because of job opportunities and an international airport? It certainly seems true for these 2 reasons.

Even though I'm from Orissa, I have travelled throughout Karnataka. I feel that Hassan, Chikmagalur, Kodagu districts and Periyapatna in Mysore district have a far better climate than Bangalore. Bangalore's climate is absolutely pathetic compared to these 4 places of Karnataka. The high levels of crime in Bangalore make its Quality of Life much worse.
Thanks for reading.
Chaudhary on Jun 11, 2020:
I have read the comments people have written here, and I agree with all of them.
I too feel that all the politicians in Karnataka and entire India have a very low IQ.
Take one instance, why is the Bangalore-Chennai expressway even needed? You can comfortably travel via road/rail/air between Bangalore and Chennai.
But Bangalore lacks good rail and road connectivity with the entire Western Karnataka. Why are all the India and Karnataka politicians so brainless?
Many national/state highways in Karnataka are single-lane and filled with potholes. Railway infrastructure in west Karnataka is also miserable.
Oh, I am from West Bengal, for your information.
All of Karnataka's infrastructure and multinational companies are placed in Bangalore and made the state capital. But they want Bangalore to have excellent connectivity with Chennai and Tamil Nadu, and not with many cities/towns of Karnataka.
This is hypocrisy at its very best!
Brijesh on Jun 02, 2020:
Bangalore is the worst place in Karnataka. This hellhole is glorified and sugarcoated in social media, movies, search engines and news channels. I am speaking the truth.
Karun on May 25, 2020:
Ministers are above the law here in Bengaluru.

It is only the ordinary citizens that have to quarantine for Covid-19 and suffer. Covid-19 does not harm MPs and ministers. They are exempted from quarantine! This happens in the so called "highly educated city" of Bengaluru.
Achintya R on May 25, 2020:
In Bangalore, a 150 year old church will be completely destroyed for the construction of Metro Rail.

Bangalore is not just the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is also the RSS capital of Karnataka. Karnataka is the only RSS ruled state in South India. Destroying churches in Bangalore is very easy nowadays.
Arindam Chatterjee on May 24, 2020:
This year, a church at Kengeri locality in Bangalore was vandalized by burglars.
The attackers threw away the holy communion.

The altar of the church was vandalized and the tabernacle was destroyed. The burglars came with the intention of destroying this church.
Abhimanyu Ghosh on May 23, 2020:
I am from West Bengal and have stayed in Bangalore for some time.
The Bangalore based Kannada news channels are the worst media in the world. They had invited a Bangalore Kannada actor with a weak mind. These news anchors asked him silly questions and they instigated him into having a physical fight with the news anchors.
These Bangalore based Kannada news channels do these things for their TRP. Kannada news is presented just like horror movies. You want to watch insane news, just watch these Kannada news channels. Bangalore people love to watch these news channels.
R Khurana on May 23, 2020:
About 3 months ago, burglars broke into my house at Bangalore and stole jewelry, TV, utensils, clocks, bedsheets and curtains. I am staying at RT Nagar locality in Bangalore. The burglars used an axe and chopped off the front door of my house. I could make out by seeing the remaining door edges. I now realize why an extra iron door covers the front door in most Bangalore houses. The police said it was my fault because I was not in my house at that time!
One more thing I have to tell is that most Bangalore people are very good at flattery. They will literally end each phrase with Sir, Madam, Boss, Guru, etc. But these same crooked flattering people will play games behind your back. Watch out!
After the lockdown ends, I will return back to my native place in Haryana. I intend to permanently move out of Bangalore and settle in some other city.
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I am working in a big software MNC in Bangalore. We are predicting crime rates across various cities. We are also predicting the pollution hazards in India. I too recommend this website API to all the Bangalore software companies working on data prediction and visualization.
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Dinesh on May 17, 2020:
There is a place in Bangalore called "Chor Bazaar". It is located in Bangalore's Chickpet locality.

"Chor Bazaar" means "Thieves Market" in English. You can purchase all the stolen items at a very very cheap price.
The smartphones stolen from BMTC bus passengers will be sold for as cheap as Rs. 100 at Bangalore's Chor Bazaar. There are lots of other stolen items that will be sold here at a very cheap price.

Chor Bazaar is open only on Sundays. The next time in Bangalore you're wondering where your stolen item might be,
It could have ended up at Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market), and sold to some cheap customer.
Actually the entire police force in Bangalore are a bunch of thieves.
And Bangalore is India's "Technology Capital".
Basheer on May 17, 2020:
I had written earlier. I want to add on a few things here.

Sites such as Google, Quora, social media, movies and India news have done a lot of sugarcoating to Bangalore, showing it like some sort of paradise. These sites have exaggerated the dry climate and English/Hindi reading ability of Bangaloreans.

But Numbeo is genuine, honest, trustworthy and very accurate. It also relies on the opinions of people. Also remember that over 500 people have so far expressed their opinion about crime in Bangalore. My special thanks to Numbeo for giving us factual and unbiased information.

Bangalore has the highest crime in South India. Most incidents don't get reported. Bangalore is also the most polluted and most expensive place in South India.
Basheer on May 17, 2020:
Another problem at Bangalore is in the Non-AC BMTC buses. Every day, there will be goons travelling in these buses, and they instigate verbal fights with the bus conductor. This happens in many non-AC buses in the city each day. These verbal fights can sometimes lead to physical fights. Although physical fights in buses are very rare.
These passenger goons instigate verbal fights to distract the bus driver, conductor and co-passengers. Their intention is to help the pickpocketers, chain-snatchers and other thieves to escape easily from the buses. In Bangalore, it is always a safer option to travel in Volvo buses instead of the non-AC non-Volvo buses.
And never travel in Bangalore auto-rickshaws, unless you have booked rides via some cellphone App.
Anonymous on May 16, 2020:
I'm not North Indian lol, I was born in Alwal, Andhra Pradesh and only have North Indian ancestors. My parents are from Nagpur and Erode/Coimbatore. I did not go to the North because of the distance (apart from places like Delhi and Ahmedabad).
I can agree about climate and certain points of crime like mugging and theft, sometimes even kidnapping and murder (like where I used to live in Garudacharpalya), and busy places aren't the safest, you're right. Maybe crime happens a lot and only like a very little bit of it gets reported. Also, I was young at that time and probably wasn't too aware about it and only area I lived in were Hyderabad, Ooty and b'lore.

There are couple of things to criticize Bangalore for, like the pollution, and bad roads, but it's surprising how the safety to walk alone at night here is on the verge of being low. I think this website is more specific and doesn't sugarcoat info like google I think. It's similar to Mumbai in a way where it has both extreme poverty and and low hygiene in local restaurants but at the same time overpriced living and riches and great hospitality in high class restaurants like BBQ Nation, Toscana, Mainland China and hotels like Marriott where you actually get to try food and it isn't strictly for staying. Schooling wise, our school was voted the 6th best in India. Not all are perfect tho.

Plus there was a shooting today, literally like 10 hours ago, so that also proves your point.

I'm probably gonna come back to visit this June, hope it's all good. Just need precautions, which I'm here to ask.

And I need some examples of better South Indian cities...? Maybe Chennai, Mangalore, Kochi, or Salem.
Ranjith on May 16, 2020:
To @Jai,

Mr. Jai, looks like you had lived in North India and migrated to Bangalore. In terms of crime, Bangalore might be better than North India cities.
But when Bangalore is compared with South Indian and Maharashtrian cities, then Bangalore is a hellhole.

I am very sorry to be blunt. I am from Maharashtra.
Climate is very very overhyped in cities like Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Mysore and Belgaum. Most Indians think that dry climate = great cities. I pity their childishness.

Bangalore has now being taken over by North Indians.Just walk through busy junctions in Bangalore, and you will experience Extortion right before your very own eyes. This is one such example. There are plenty more suggested by other people.
Do such crimes ever get reported? Do the Bangalore police put these thugs behind bars?
The answer is a blatant NO.
Indian news channels are worse, but all Bangalore based Kannada news channels are 'The worst'.

You haven't visited smaller south Indian cities that have a much much better Quality of Life than this overhyped Bangalore.

I fully agree that this survey and details in this website are 100% accurate.
I fully support and agree with the opinions of the estimated 80 other people here.
This is the most unbiased and honest survey you will get about Bangalore and other Indian cities.
Jai on May 16, 2020:
I lived here for 6-7 years, and think certain areas are bad, but is it really THIS unsafe? If so how?
Can you please summarize it for me?

I can't read all 80 comments at once, especially when they keep increasing.
K Malhotra on May 15, 2020:
Superb and thoughtful analysis by Mr./Ms. Banerjee.
Bangalore and Mumbai are the most overrated villages of India. I still can't imagine that today's Indians have a craze for cool climate. If they are so dire to enjoy cool climate, then let all these Indians settle permanently in Antarctica and Mars. These Indians can enjoy forever the cool climate over there.
Many Indians are naive. Why did the British develop the hot and humid India coastal cities (Bombay, Madras and Calcutta) and all over the world.
As someone else had mentioned in Bangalore pollution section, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras would never have existed if not for the British.
Bangalore is one of those dust bowls, which is land-locked and insanely polluted. The crimes are also extremely high.
I live in Chandigarh and never want to visit Bangalore. Bangalore is also ridiculously expensive. Bangalore is among the worst places to live in India.
R Bannerjee on May 09, 2020:
I read in Quora that Kannadigas are the most chilled out people in India, because of the cool climate.
That means then all humans living in Antarctica or Mars will be having cool temperament. Shows the amount of marketing and PR being done on social media by Karnataka government and Kannadigas towards Bangalore and Mysore.
But honesty and sanity prevails in Numbeo.
Thank you Numbeo for providing an unbiased opinion.
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Manan Shah on May 07, 2020:
I am from Gujarat. Mr. Viswanathan is right when he said that the outskirts of Bangalore have a very low literacy rate.

1. Hoskote in Tumkur near Bangalore has a literacy rate of 54%

2. Ganganahalli at Kolar near Bangalore has a literacy rate of 51%

3. Ramanagara (Bangalore rural) has a literacy rate of 63%

These are some of the randomly chosen examples. Many more examples are there but too long to be mentioned in my comment.

All the illiterate rowdies of these Bangalore's neighbouring districts work as blue-collar daily wage workers in Bangalore.
If you are thinking of settling in the outskirts of Bangalore, then you are completely insane.
It is the absolute truth that the Bangalore region is a gangsters' paradise.
Viswanathan on May 07, 2020:
Primary school education in Bangalore is not affordable and ridiculously expensive.
Bangalore is only fit for some person who has coffers filled with billions of rupees.
Even high schools are highly overpriced here.
These Bangalore schools recruit sadistic teachers and principals.
It is not at all worth living in this dystopia where people don't have any humanity.
Hospital treatments are also way overpriced. Unnecessary tests will be carried out and you will spend lakes of rupees in Bangalore even for a simple treatment. ICU bill will be much more than a lakh rupees per day!
Robbery, extortion, suicide and murder are very common in Bangalore. Most of the crime cases don't even get reported over here.
Not sure which agency reported that Bangalore is among the cheapest cities in the world. It certainly is a retarded and shameless PR agency.
Oh, and if you think outskirts of Bangalore are better to live, then let me remind you that Bangalore outskirts villages and towns don't even have basic infrastructure. Their literacy rate is around 50% !
Amrit on May 06, 2020:
I agree with the comments of K. Mehta in the Bangalore healthcare section.
To add, the Education sector is also a Mafia in Bangalore.
Primary schools in Bangalore charge fees at a minimum of 1 lakh per year. The teaching and infrastructure are below par for the exorbitant fees demanded by these Bangalore primary schools. Creativity taught is Nil.
I have spent several lakhs of rupees just for the primary school education of my children.
The companies in Bangalore offer peanut salaries to their employees. I thought that Bangalore would offer a better livelihood, but it's a true Hell. Trust me. Don't ever believe Bangalore's marketing and PR people in social media, movies and news.
I have now permanently moved out of Bangalore, this was one of the happiest decisions of my life.
Pankaj on May 04, 2020:
All Kannada news channel agencies are filled with gangsters and low-class rowdies from Bangalore and its surrounding districts. This includes all the Kannada news anchors also.
Watching Kannada news channels for long might lead to heart attack or brain hemorrhage. A very real fact. The news is propagated in such a way to terrorize and frighten viewers.
Even Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu news channels are very bad and full of crap, but not as bad as Kannada.
One need not have a masters degree in Journalism to join news companies in South India. Bangalore is leading by example for all South Indian states that being a scary hooligan is all that it takes to be a journalist.
G G on May 03, 2020:
North Indians and Malayalees have ruined our Bengaluru. They are all cunning and selfish marketing folks who don't work, but have their network for finding jobs in this city through corrupt influence and nepotism.
Both North Indians and Malayalees think that they are developing Bengaluru, instead they have made Bengaluru a hellhole.
We Kannadigas NEVER invited North Indians and Malayalees into our city.
You Northies and Mallus will do a great job if you all get out of our Bengaluru forever.

Sincere Regards,
Bengaluru Kannadiga
Satish Sachdeva on Apr 28, 2020:
To #C Reddy
You are absolutely correct. But you forgot to add Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district to your list of districts of rowdies.
You will find many daily wage rowdy workers in Bangalore, migrated from this district too.
And there is enough evidence here, commented by the earlier people to prove that Bangalore is indeed a criminal's paradise.
Aryan S batny on Apr 22, 2020:
By passing an oridinence by chief minister of Karnataka that so and so called shops can be opened and request all the people to do digital transactions for the people who doesn't know to do for them it is excuesd and the shopkeeper should notice everyone personally while doing the payment
Mahesh on Apr 07, 2020:
Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and entire Kerala should be locked down for a very long time. Otherwise Coronavirus will spread from these densely populated places to smaller cities, towns and villages.
All flights to and from China, East Asia, Europe, UK, USA, GCC countries, etc. should be completely banned in India for atleast another 2 years. This is absolutely mandatory.
These foreign nationals, NRIs, OCIs along with India's International Airports are the main cause for Coronavirus to spread in India.
R Prakash J on Apr 05, 2020:
Bangalore is a very dangerous place to live. The immigrants as well as locals in Bangalore are staying in a fool's paradise. Bangalore is one of the best places in the world for murderers and molesters.
The Bangalore police takes no action against criminals. Many people in Bangalore are more dangerous than Coronavirus. Suicide rates in Bangalore are the highest in India.

Crime rate in Bangalore is highly deadly due to the migration of people from other states. People from other states of India have completely destroyed Bangalore. I am telling the truth that Bangalore (capital city of Karnataka) is one of the worst places to live in the world.
Aravind on Mar 15, 2020:
Very bad situation indeed in Bangalore. Bangalore has become a paradise for criminals and gangsters.
Climate has also become worst in Bangalore. Summers are very hot and dry. There is a place called Sakleshpur in Karnataka that has the best climate in India according to me. And, Bangalore is NOT the most multi-lingual city in Karnataka.
Bangalore is a crime-infested city situated near the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh border.
Being a Maharashtrian from Pune, I fully support and encourage Karnataka to develop Sakleshpur as a world-class city. Sakleshpur has abundant water supply, Sakleshpur has undoubtedly the best climate in India, and beaches are also much nearer. In Sakleshpur, you will need sweaters even during peak summer nights. The winters are very pleasant and cool. Sakleshpur receives mist during most nights in a year.

It is a shame on all the Kannadigas and all the Karnataka politicians, that Sakleshpur still hasn't been provided good infrastructure and made a city. All the software companies from that crime-infested Bangalore should be shifted to Sakleshpur very soon.

Sakleshpur has excellent railway connectivity with all the places of Karnataka and India. Bangalore has horrible climate compared to the excellent and delightful climate of Sakleshpur.

Bangalore is completely loaded with dust. While at Sakleshpur (approx 3500 feet above Sea Level), the Arabian Sea winds keep it cool and completely unharmed from air pollution.

Bangalore has worst climate and people compared to Sakleshpur. If Karnataka doesn't shift all the software companies and research companies to Sakleshpur soon, I will never visit Karnataka again in my life.
Ramesh on Mar 08, 2020:
It is absolutely shameful to know that in Bengaluru, the statues and crosses of Jesus have been destroyed by the Hindu saffron party and its fundamentalist groups.

According to these Hindutva fundamentalists of Bengaluru, only minority religions misuse and construct buildings in "illegal" land. Believe me, there are thousands of people in Bengaluru's software companies who support these Hindutva fundamentalist groups and their actions.
But these same Bengaluru software people beg for onsite travel opportunities in Christian countries such as UK, European countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc., and wish to permanently settle over there ! This is the height of hypocrisy.

Take the present-day United Kingdom alone, look how tolerant this tiny Christian nation is to Hinduism

But Bengaluru, the absolutely fake "cosmopolitan" city has become a dangerous place for minority religions. Shame on India ! Shame on Bengaluru ! Shame on Karnataka !
This is just the beginning. Wait and watch about the future of India, particularly the bigoted and crime-infested Bengaluru.
I sure hope this website tolerates freedom of speech.
Mithun on Mar 07, 2020:
In Bengaluru, the authorities and many other saffron party members have completely destroyed many statues of Jesus Christ and crosses.

Bengaluru people are extremely narrow-minded and intolerant to other religions. All these Bengaluru people beg for on-site opportunities for settling down permanently in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Lesser said about this bigoted Bengaluru city, the better. This is just a sample. There are plenty of crimes that go unreported in Bengaluru.
Chirag on Feb 16, 2020:
Both Bangalore and Hyderabad are horrible places to live.
Hyderabad and Bangalore both offer worst quality of life.
Software industry is modern day slavery. The only option in Software companies is to permanently move out of India and settle in a foreign country.
Prabhu on Feb 16, 2020:
Bangalore has pathetic infrastructure. This year, Bangalore winter was a summer season. Climate has deteriorated badly at Bangalore.
Karnataka only focuses on Bangalore and Mysore. No offense, but all other places except Bangalore and Mysore are considered sh*t by Karnataka governments. Karnataka government has a separate ministry to look into the infrastructure of Bangalore.
These narrow-minded Bangalore people haven't visited Shanghai or even Abu Dhabi.
Inspite of Karnataka treating Bangalore as its only child, Bangalore is total crap and a failure at the moment.
Bangalore Software industry is a body-shop cheap labour slavery market for North America and Europe masters. Every person in Bangalore software dreams of getting a Visa and permanently moving out of India and its overhyped so-called Technology Capital.
If you don't like my honest comments, it was your decision to read it.
Vijender on Feb 09, 2020:
Bangalore is a place where you will have power cuts for several hours every day.
Welcome to the "Technology capital of India", "Silicon Valley of India", "First city in Asia to get electricity".
Any other glorifiable nickname you want to add?
Yogendra on Feb 06, 2020:
The drivers in Bangalore never stick to a single lane. They wobble and swirl around the road lanes every 100 metres. It is annoying to drive a car in Bangalore. Actually, entire India has absolutely horrible road manners, but Bangalore takes it to another level.

Many riders in Bangalore don't even wear helmets, in spite of the Karnataka government making it mandatory. In localities such as Jayanagar, vehicles are driven on the footpath. Footpaths are as wide as roads in Jayanagar.

The traffic police in Bangalore are mute spectators.

The minimum distance between 2 vehicles on the Bangalore roads can many times be 1 millimetre. Many cars are dented. This year, Bangalore was named as the city with the worst traffic in the world.
Prashant Shinde on Feb 05, 2020:
Yes Raghav.
I too feel the same. Looks like Bangalore has a marketing team on Quora to highlight about its language speaking skills.
I am from Mumbai, and mark my words, Bangalore is not even the most multi-lingual city in Karnataka.
Cities such as Mangalore and Belgaum are more multi-lingual and accommodating than Bangalore. It is a REAL FACT. But people spread lies in Quora about Bangalore.
In Mangalore city, the widely languages spoken are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Beary, English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi (similar to Konkani).
In Belgaum city, they are Marathi, Konkani, Kannada, English and Hindi.

Myself being a Marathi, I feel that Bangalore is not the most cosmopolitan city of Karnataka. Then how can Bangalore be the most cosmopolitan city in India?

Seriously, what does Bangalore offer apart from software companies? Have you ever thought about this?
Software companies are a place for mental depression in the long term. It is providing cheap outsourcing labour to Western countries. Your obesity, stress and blood pressure levels will go for a toss.
In Bangalore, the auto tuktuk drivers charge Rs.500 for 6-7 km rides many times ! They never use the meters!
Is this the definition of the most accommodating city of Karnataka?

And what kind of an International airport does Bangalore have? It takes atleast 2-3 hours just to reach there. And it is crowded just like Mumbai nowadays. The security checks and luggage drop points are filled with very very long queues. The airport is also bad except for its gardens. All the airport security staff of Bangalore are extremely rude even for domestic travellers!

Bangalore is a truly pathetic place, overhyped and glorified by social media. That's all I can say.
Raghav on Feb 05, 2020:
I don't understand the nonsense spread by people in Quora that Bangalore is the only city in Karnataka where you can survive without learning Kannada.
I think many people in Bangalore are either alcoholic, mentally challenged or deluded to the core.

Visit other cities of Karnataka such as Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum or Mangalore before making such ridiculous claims about language skills on Quora and other social media sites.
suri on Feb 01, 2020:
On friday 31 Jan 2020, i was walking along the sideway of Forum Mall, Koramangala. There 2 transgenders started asking money. After i gave them, they snatched my wallet took 500 rs returned my wallet.

I am new to Banglore just came 1 week back and this was completely outrageous. I was completely horrified with the incident.