Crime in Bangalore, India

Crime rates in Bangalore, India

Level of crime
49.16 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
63.79 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
41.44 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
46.88 Moderate
Worries car stolen
41.36 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
45.61 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.17 Moderate
Worries being insulted
43.48 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
31.71 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
36.83 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.65 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.77 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
76.29 High

Safety in Bangalore, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
75.58 High
Safety walking alone during night
45.10 Moderate

Contributors: 305

Last update: November 2018

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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53 Comments so far

#Raj on Aug 14, 2018 :
This happened in Bellandur -outer ring road -near Cafe coffee Day and Petrol Bunk towards Sarjapur road, on the service road.

A transgender woman asked for money...I gave Rs.20. She asked more -I didn't want to deal with her so gave Rs.50...Then she put in my packet -start looking for more money...

I was pushing myself out, and told would complain police...she told do whatever..She took around 1200 in cash I had and walked away.

I am complaining to Bellandur police on that...
#Peace lover on Jan 17, 2018 :
I have read almost all the post written by the local Bangaloren and outside Bangalorean. It is so sad that people are spreading hatred towards each other.First, Let me tell you my background,my father was in Army and my brother is also in Army and they choose this profession out of choice.They choose this profession
because it is an honor and satisfying profession that they are serving their motherland and the people living here.They never ask in the Army you are North Indian and you should only serve North part or South Indian to south part.

People who divide and discriminate among their country men they should think twice..they can sleep peacefully because there are Army in the border and every day and night they are dying. It seems that we are still in colonial periods, where Britishers used to do same thing with Indian.They had ruled our country because of divide and rule policy (if you have forgotten that).They used to write in certain places in India that " Dogs and Indian are not allowed". Aren't we still the same or even worst then them b'coz they were foreigners and we are doing the same with our people.

I was born and raised in such an environment where our neighbors were from South, North and almost from all the states. I never felt any difference apart from languages and food. Our core values are same. Everyone loves peace and stability.

I came to Bangalore in the year 2011 and had really good impression. I liked the place and people. I used to go to local markets and tried to speak in broken Kannada.I really liked their simplicity and helping nature.I have been to almost all the states from North to South.But I have found a huge and a positive difference here, that is people are educated and cultured.Especially, women and women were given equal rights of earning.I always had good relationship with local Kannadigas.Try to learn their local language it is no harm in learning new language infact, it is good to be bilingual and can know better about their culture and can mingle with people very easily.Try not to change them but to embrace them and their culture.

And, I would like to request all Kannadigas try to embrace the goodness of diverse culture and religion and cast of India. We are the only country in the world having these qualities.European people usually say, India is like a Europe.We all Indians are not fortunate to have equal growth and opportunities. Some, states are far more developed than the other.For Education, job and better opportunities people will flock to these places.You must feel blessed that you didn't have to do so, living far away from their families. It is like in one family one kid gets more opportunity to earn bread and butter than the other one.We can't change this instantly but whatever, we have we can adjust.

Long ago, during 60-70s when Southern cities were not so developed many South Indians migrated to developed cities(that time) Bombay and Calcutta. You will still find many educated Tamilian and other South Indian living in these cities.We are all brother and sister, we should forget our differences and help each other in times of need.We are one nation and there are many important issues to be attended.Peace and love.

Jai Hind
#Anonymous on Nov 09, 2017 :
Most of the Auto Rickshaw drivers in Bangalore are Rogues and Hooligans.

Once I had boarded an auto rickshaw in Bangalore. The driver charged me Rs. 150 for a distance of 5 km (Overcharging way beyond the limit). To be precise, 9 out of 10 auto drivers in Bangalore never go by the meter. This incident happened at around 9:30 in the morning. I suggested the dropping point for this auto rickshaw driver. I spoke to him in Kannada.

While approaching the dropping point, he stopped the rickshaw and told me to get down at the bus stop. (I did not remind him about the sky-high overcharging rate). I tried to be polite with him throughout the journey. I told him politely in Kannada that the destination was only a few meters away from this bus stop.

For no reason, this rickshaw driver got enraged and started abusing me with swear words in Kannada. He was about to hit me, for just politely requesting him to drop me a few meters away. I could not do anything but to get down. These thug auto rickshaw drivers of Bangalore have a group of their own. The local Cops are useless in Bangalore.

The auto rickshaw drivers of Bangalore are THE WORST in India.
#Surya on Oct 27, 2017 :
Banglore is not safe place to walk bw 9pm to 6am. Police need to petrol more in night times in IT company area like manyata tech park. There is every day snatching is going. They attacked me also. But luckily I escaped.
#Harish on Aug 31, 2017 :
Let accept each other with love, we northies don't take these jingoist nature very seriously.
For us India is one nation and sorry to say, we are more patriotic make us feel alien in south. You should be large hearted.
#Vaibs on Apr 24, 2017 :
I totally agree with the earlier Anonymous' comment.
The transgender beggars had groped me and assaulted me at night, not once but 5 times. They have pulled my hair and slapped me. Just because I did not pay them the amount that they begged. These transgender beggars come in a group.
I don't feel safe at all in Bangalore.
#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2017 :
Recently, Right-Wing outfits in Bangalore have prevented an American Evangelist from entering the city.
The local police and people have also supported these Right-Wing outfits.

While walking in some of the streets in Bangalore, transgender beggars demand Rs. 100 from you. If you don't pay them that amount, they'll slap your face and attack you.

I've faced this situation more than twice in Bangalore.
#Anonymous on Mar 23, 2017 :
Bangalore is the most overrated city in India.
There are a lot of molestation cases of women in Bangalore. Women are groped and molested in Bangalore.
There is a divide between so called "locals" and "outsiders".

Pick-pocketing happens frequently in the buses of Bangalore.
Chain-snatching of women also take place everyday in Bangalore.
#Anonymous on Mar 20, 2017 :
Women are molested and harassed every day in Bangalore.

It's not safe to walk in the streets at night in Bangalore. Drunk men stalk and grope women in Bangalore.

The police are absolutely useless in Bangalore. Some of them accept bribe from the molesters and rapists.

Auto rickshaw drivers stare at girls from the rear-view mirror and abuse women if we do not pay 1.5 times the price.

I have now moved to Mumbai, which is much safer than Bangalore for women.
#Anonymous on Mar 20, 2017 :
Molestation of women is increasing rapidly in Bangalore.

I am a woman, and I feel scared to walk at night in Bangalore. Drunk men stare at me.
#Anonymous on Mar 11, 2017 :
Racism is increasing against North-East citizens in Bangalore.
Some of them are even bullied in Bangalore.

Bangalore is no longer a safe city for women, considering what happened on New Year's Eve.
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#Anonymous on Feb 04, 2017 :
Your women are getting educated and the moment they are, it is evident how far behind they could leave you if the culture didn't force them into servitude. You are ingrates. You go to Thailand and have sex with whores, you whore yourselves out to the white man and every western indulgence. Your media is a rip off of Western excess and flamboyant waste. Everything you are is a wretch. Your women are smarter than you, they are smarter than your white bosses in the US and Europe, and some day in a near-time future, the culture will globalize and loose it's patriarchy. Look to Japan. Watch a vice news video and see your future. You earned it, I hope the lot of all your women chose chastity over your tiny dick having bullshit world. They are a future for themselves, held back in bondage and slavery by their own families, the older women holding the younger women down for the lowly boys to rub against and then giggle to their boyfriends as they ride around on scooters hugging each other crotch to ass. You Indian men disgust me. I hope for the future that is coming to come in my lifetime, I am young, healthy, and damn well ready to see you all try and find a western whore-woman who thinks that a short hairy ugly pig-nosed Indian man is sexy. Guess what... She wants an African with musculature, or Middle Easterner with money, or a suave Latino. Nobody idolizes you lowly insecure, self-depreciating, self-loathing, mustachioed, hairy flab-bodied, stick-man, trash-burning, IT, wannabe, molesting, snot spitting, pug faced, philosophizing, pontificating bastards of the former British empire. I wish all you Indian men would just drown in a vat of fair-and-lovely so that your deep toned beauties can look in the mirror and say "to hell with that man, I love myself".
#Anonymous on Feb 04, 2017 :
All of you Indian men are trash. I've spent ten years in India and met your expats, your immigrants to Western nations and your nationals. Vast majority of your men are like little boys, childish, not child-like. You have women who are timid physically and morally beautiful and you take them for granted and touch yourselves to the image of skinny white whores online.
#Yobro on Nov 29, 2016 :
Recently, some goons caught me, slapped me twice, looked through my mobiles and demanded 25K. They have also taken my picture. They know where I work. They claim they are an NGO. They gave me one of their account id. Then they let me go with everything I had. What are the chances that they will harass me if I doo not pay the money? Will they come to my home?(I live far away from where I got caught)? What are the chances that they will keep on asking money even if I pay up? What are the steps I should take so that they cannot taint my image in my office. They know my secondary mobile number, not my primary one. Please help
#Ravindranath on Nov 14, 2016 :
Why Bangalore, just like every metro city in india it is just a land first, you are right thieves and rowdys are only in bangalore and local , non-local feeling is no where else in india am i right.
I was recently robbed for 80000 rupees in varthur, still i understand as long as our system is suffering with nationalty, racing, cast, local and non-local problems, not only we , even our childrens also have to face thease repeatedly. So let us think why thieves and rowdys are being made and local and non local feeling. If we, being good people cant find out solution then it is not possible with bad people. Try to eliminate the feeling bcoz today we are living with banglorians tomorrow it can be somewhere else.
#tej on Nov 13, 2016 :
Murugeshapalya is not at all safe at night, drunk local rowdies roam around bullying and beating the citizens, just for fun. I've been through a similar situation and was beaten by a local rowdy, and i'm not a northy
#punith on Nov 05, 2016 :
U north indains complai nabout everything
Just learn kannada Do your work nd stfu
#cg on Nov 05, 2016 :
Enjoy life in bangalore Just dont mess around with the locals
#josephine on Oct 30, 2016 :
Pls so what should i do? I want to pay vist to bangalore thanks
#Anonymous on Oct 14, 2016 :
the problem with Bangalore is locals hate north indians they are jealous of them.They can beat you if they find you talking in hindi.
I left Bangalore in 2012,i am now in noeda living happily here people don't discriminate. Bangalore is full of racists.
#Shiva on Sep 02, 2016 :
#Ram, rest of India is safe, please go and stay anywhere in India.
#Anonymous on Sep 02, 2016 :
Migrants, please vacate Bangalore if you hate this city.
If you are really talented, you can survive anywhere in the world.
There is no point in staying in such city where you are having loads of complaints about this city.
It's 100% true that migrants have spoiled the Bangalore but Bangalore has not spoiled the migrants.

So just get flushed out from Bangalore.
#Prakash on Sep 02, 2016 :
Its unsafe for Educated North Indians...who works hard and enjoy their life.But,these people are jealous ,looking at it and start beating them immidiately without any reason. So,Please dont go alone anywhere,always go with 2 or more people
#Prakash on Sep 02, 2016 :
I am agreeing with #Manas,Bangalore is unsafe now....Yesrterday,2 people came in bike and started beating my friend and then they took mobile and wallet.Its near Kasturi Nagar metro station at 7pm in the evening.
#Manas on Jul 12, 2016 :
Bangalore is becoming very unsafe city now. I am having two recent example where one of my colleague get robbed near Yeshwantpura two day ago and other happened in Bommasandra area to my relative a week back. They are coming in a group with bike, attacking with knife and go away with the valuables.
#Shabana on Jun 09, 2016 :
With influx of people like you Mr. Ram, this city is turning bad. Local learns from you people, your kind are spoiling Bangalore...leave space for others and show less greediness.
#Shabana on Jun 09, 2016 :
#Ram: due typo issues sentences might not structured or proper but probably since you are so learned and educated than people of Bangalore, you shouldn't have difficulty in understanding my comments. Also for me and like minded humanity is above patriotism, we understand national interest but we are not plain and blind bhakts like you and like minded. Learn to aaccept difference or get lost from this city...There is no place for hate mongering and goonism.
#Shabana on Jun 09, 2016 :
#Ram: Anti-National??? Please define patriotism first....yes definitely I won't go for blind patriotism by following one particular party with its separatist and oppressive agenda!!! You people have made joke of the word nationalist by inflicting crime against those who don't conform to your ideas and despite them living in peace because others from outside wants to take control of their lives...Mall hopping and watching porn may be better than inflicting crime and torture against oppressed people. Bangalore is definitely better than Mumbai, Mangalore and Northern India for sure....I am born n brought in North India and I am appalled at the level castiesm and hatred towards Muslim sector over least it is lesser over here before 2-3 years back but now people like you are coming over to make our live difficult...why you will be liked is a question??? To get away from your kind I came to Bangalore only to find your kind is following over there...
#Ram on May 31, 2016 :
I can see people are posting the data merely based on perception and rumors here. Take out Ncrb data and you will see that most crimes are done here by local criminals. And advise for those who think Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city...its is bullshit...all that seems is not what it is actually in is full of xenophobic people, especially semi and uneducated rural local migrants, coupled with presence of large number of anti-national communities who only fuel this trend. If you are coming for education, job or whatever reasons just take a look at your options, and now with its weather gone too Bangalore is just an expensive city where there is nothing other than mall hopping and watching porn on internet rest of the time.
#Anonymous on May 03, 2016 :
All the problems here is because of migrant bangaloreans,they want to make property,money and extract everything from here, but they hate local people and local language..
#Anonymous on May 03, 2016 :
Those who hate bangalore, please vacate immediately, atleast the one who are here will survive peacefully.
#Aayavadda on Mar 21, 2016 :
Bangalore ( now Bengaaaluuuruuuu) is a nice cosmopolitan (is my spelling correct?) city. Kannada people are really nice and inviting people. Nice weather , lots of greenery and great companies, start ups to work for. Bangalore rocks! hands down!!
Okay, BTW, don't trust the most conniving autowallahs . They'll litterally take you for a ride ( I'm not joking!) .

Rest alright, keep your guard, enjoy life or struggle to survive ( both works).
#GODFAHTER on Mar 08, 2016 :
I'm true Indian first, then I'm Bangalorean by birth, I was born at St.Marthas Hospital, many of you perhaps wont believe me, just because you haven't seen or witnessed what I'm going to say. Bangalore is city as like other cities in India, where you guys have spent your childhood but what so special about people of Karnataka they are calm matured peace loving people, seldom indulge in crime, they believe in judiciary system of the country. Most of the are highly educated highest numbers of doctors and engineers and largest educational institutions in India is Karnataka. Dignified people. Simply recall all these robberies, cheating, fraud, conning, were very rare in the 80's. It was called paradise once upon a time. It started when IT companies, Call center were introduced in the city, that enticed all the good and the bad, The saddest thing is our police they were not so professionals they would have controlled from the day one, but they failed therefore many crimes under their noses but hard to trace, common people are the real sufferer. in the year 1990, Bangalore was fantastic place to live. At the end I moved out from Bangalore, Lots of corruption cant trust anyone everyone has agenda to cheat someone or the other. This is fact whether believe it or not definitely good people are there I have no time to search for them. I'm very sad but what to do this is life, I need to live with peace and harmony which is hard to find in Bangalore. If not fatty salary its difficult to live similarly like Singapore living standards. God bless you all stay wherever you are say happy, to me I love everyone only thing I cant afford cost of leaving 4bedroom flat and servant salary, driver salary, house expenditures were coming up to 1,65,000 per month same life style much better in 90,000 Thousand I'm managing this is the difference.
#James Cavanaugh on Jan 01, 2016 :
I will be visiting Bangalore in January. I grew up in New York City when crime was at its worst. I am saddened to see the North/South divide and clear hatred I've read in some of these posts. From what I can see Bangalore looks like a great city and I look forward to a safe and enlightening visit. Peace Out, Jayster!
#Crow era on Dec 09, 2015 :
If anyone is going to start any strike regarding this please do it fast before things get out of hand and call me if u want
#Crow era on Dec 09, 2015 :
If all the good people still living here who want peace join up, and start pulling these bastards out of their houses and kick them all out well can finally have peace, con well need to start a strike everyone needs to stand upto these dons and so called heroes we can destroy them all because everybody knows the police suck at doing their work the police nowadays are just ex rowdies who couldn't study so just got a great job because of their body and strength so they themselves support the dons bcos these dons may have been their friends or something in the past, so the only way to stop this shit is to go the subhash chandra base ways and give these roadies, fake mla, ministers etc a deadly latti charge bcos the ppl shouldn't be afraid of the government the government should be afraid of the ppl, bcos the government is nothing without the ppl
#Crow era on Dec 09, 2015 :
Bangalore is being spoilt by North fucking Indians mainly those binaries, tamil bastards,Nepali assholes, if u see carefully the kannada ppl are so kind and really good they are decent towards women and stuff I'm telling this from the bottom of my heart I'm a tamil bengalurean native to here and i really say that these tamil nadu bastards who act like heroes are the worst breed of ppl and these Nepalese are the worst breed of thieves so the government has to destroy them for good
#GAURI on Dec 03, 2015 :
By reading all this comment I am confused. Because I am planning to shift to Bangalore. Just I want to say We are Indian. This is our country and we have the right to live in anywhere in our country. And you all guys stop blaming each other, stop fighting with religion, colour, cast. After all we are human and we have brains.
#Sarah on Nov 25, 2015 :
As a tourist in Bangalore I had felt relatively safe walking around in the day alone and only exploring at night with my boyfriend who is working here. However, I had a recent incident after getting into a rickshaw at 10.30pm after arriving back from a bus journey, the driver tried to drive me down a quiet dead end street then after I objected tried to drive me to another remote area near a park at which point I jumped out and said I felt uncomfortable - luckily I roughly know Bangalore so I knew the direction I should be going, he proceeded to shout at me and demand money. I was comforted that a number of men from Bangalore stepped in to speak with him and reassure me not to be scared. Ladies - please be careful at night and avoid transport after dark alone!!! If you have to then get a pre booked taxi from the hotel or I think an uber would be safer.
#Priya on Nov 19, 2015 :
Uneducated North Indians shouldn't be allowed to come here. Loud mouthed assholes. They have nothing up in the north. The South Indian states are developed and these maadarchhods come here and spoil it. Filthy animals. Kucch aata toh hai nahin aur aake chori dacoity karte hai. Kucch develop karke apne apne sheher mein reh jao, laude ke baalo.
#Bangalorean on Nov 12, 2015 :
Its simply no safe, I've lived in India all my life, police don't file FIR on gangsters, too much corruption, all the reports are a lie, the number are false, sexual assaults and gangs are too big a problem to deal with, as minsters children are "DONS", the only good things is no guns, but people are unpleasant, they're rude, this is the truth, believe it or not...
#maneetisacunt on Oct 17, 2015 :
Maneet shut up, you need to get a life stop discriminating people
#Vaish on Oct 17, 2015 :
The first guy who commented should shut up, I am South indian and I don't discriminate people. You are an uneducated cunt. south indians will never change btw my 5 year old nephew is smarter and does not murder the english language
#Maneet on Aug 10, 2015 :
The city is ok but not that developed as compared to Delhi/Delhi NCR and Mumbai.But it has a less crime compared to any other metro cities.
But truely both North Indian and South Indian are spoiling the city.Particularly the South Indian with still old and cheap mentality.If they would be advanced like the people of Delhi or Mumbai then definitely Bangalore will occupy a good position.But this is India.people particulary Biharis and South Indian will never change.
#sugam srivastava on Jun 25, 2015 :
Concluded that Bengaluru is a good city to live-in but, you can't survive without a well paying job.
#Anonymous on Jun 08, 2015 :
Srividya just shut up your mount, dont blam us north east peoples. you know what we are came here that why u are geting food n money.
#Srividya on May 30, 2015 :
North Indians have spoilt Bangalore culture. It is our mistake for letting them ruin our Bangalore. I don't understand why are we keeping quite. Why are we not protesting to keep control of these North Indians and drive them away from Bangalore. Is it because we are very soft and humble at heart? Not more please. Learn grom Chennai and Hyderabad. They keep these pests under control.
#robbed_by_auto on Apr 29, 2015 :
An auto rikshaw driver charged me 50 Rs. , I gave 50 Rs. note and while I was moving out from the auto driver showed me 10 Rs. note telling me that I had given him a 10 Rs. note, I didn't have any proof as I don't know where did he hide the 50 note, I had to pay him another 50 and he returned me 10 Rs. note. So I paid him 90 instead of 50.
#Surendra Darisa on Feb 24, 2015 :
Bangalore is a cool-n-nice city. south India's best place to work and live.can see many traditions and can enjoy life. moderate cost of living. obviously density and traffic is more wherever more opportunities. one thing i can say, every body become very smart irrespective of geography in the world. so always the person should be alert at any time of point. if not, you can surprise with others talent....:)
#Aditi Vedpathak on Feb 03, 2015 :
Bangalore city developed, when IT companies come there, after that business increase then crime increase this is concept, but most important part - Bangalore is safe city to travel, business and any other program.
#sppeer on Jan 30, 2015 :
This is now a crap and Thief city because of North Indian labour workers particularly BIHARI,UP and Migrant IT fools from DELHI Kolkatta,Andhraites and Tamilians have sopoiled this city. Law should be passed immediately to crub them and stop entering to beautiful karnataka.
##bangloreian on Nov 01, 2014 :
I don't think its such a bad place to live in.. Bad people are found everywhere, isn't it better to watch out for our own backs.