Crime in Bogota, Colombia

Crime rates in Bogota, Colombia

Level of crime
78.28 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.18 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.84 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
75.80 High
Worries car stolen
57.97 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
67.15 High
Worries attacked
59.06 Moderate
Worries being insulted
44.00 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
21.28 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.46 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.79 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
77.41 High
Problem corruption and bribery
89.68 Very High

Safety in Bogota, Colombia

Safety walking alone during daylight
47.15 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
18.88 Very Low

Contributors: 439

Last update: August 2022

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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8 Comments so far
Martin on Feb 20, 2022:
Ĺost my phone in a taxi and spent 2 hours on Saturday night walking around bosa trying to find my hotel, was terrified and don't speak Spanish but made it back eventually with no problems
GringoR on Feb 10, 2022:
Just got robbed at 17:15 - one of the best neighborhoods as well. Many people on street. Couldn’t believe it. Help from nobody. People won’t even stop to ask you how are you. Police was reluctant / lazy to do police report. Had to push them. Not that this will lead to anything. Sad place. Some good people in there as well. Current mayor is very weak.
Someone on Feb 07, 2022:
This city is a shithole, in fact the entire Latin America is. If you want to get robbed by gunpoint and potentially shot for a few bucks would recommend, however if you enjoy living I would best avoid most countries in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Mexico(Maybe), Venezuela) all these countries have degenerates who will easily shoot you in the head for a phone. They have no appreciation for life and don't realise how valuable it is, to be honest I find it funny how people say it's 'kind of' safe just look at the crime it speaks for itself.
Steve on Oct 12, 2021:
Street crime is escalating. My wife and I escaped an armed robbery by 4 men on 2 motorcycles on a "safe" residential street 4 doors down from home at 5:15 pm (still light outside). I've been to Bogota many times since 2013 and this is the first incident. It's getting worse. Remember, it's a big city with bigcity problems. There are no safe neighborhoods.
Chris on Sep 25, 2021:
Bogota always has a very nice weather I heard.
Citizen on Apr 21, 2021:
This city is a sh*thole. I'm colombian myself and have been living here for a while now, though I have also lived in Europe. And let me tell you, this place is a nightmare if you're considering on moving here. Only if you're travelling it can be an OK experience. And for those that are telling you that Bogota isn't that bad, don't trust them. They're already used to living in constant fear of getting mugged or stabbed. Just to give you an example, there's no nightlife here apart from Zona Rosa and that's it. Don't waste your time here.
OOF on Dec 20, 2018:
Bogota is somewhat safe, some areas are best to be avoided.
No need to be paranoid, touristic areas are very safe, just some petty theft, take normal safety precautions like in any other cities.
The health care is literally better than the US and Canada, and the water is very safe to drink, don't waste your money on bottled water c:
Overall Bogota is delightful, kidnappings are rare, don't assume that Pablo Escobar made Colombia like South Africa, it's actually safer than major US cities like Miami or Chicago. Don't think like in the 1990's when Colombia was a war zone.
Also don't be an idiot and travel by yourself at night, it's a bit risky, rather take an official Taxi or Uber.
take normal precautions, and don't travel in dangerous areas.
#Resident on Aug 22, 2018:
I've been mugged 3 times. Last time was assaulted by 4 guys with knives in a bridge and got my bike, money, id cards etc stolen. They wouldn't even just take the money and give my ids back. There was no police nor nothing. Everybody refused to help me with that with things like a phone call or anything (big city as it is, nobody trust nobody).

If you see a weird guy asking you for the time, consider yourself robbed.