Crime in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Crime rates in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Level of crime
74.78 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
77.12 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.50 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.11 High
Worries car stolen
57.79 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.57 High
Worries attacked
55.79 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.30 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
15.70 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.99 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.63 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
72.84 High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.48 Very High

Safety in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Safety walking alone during daylight
56.85 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
25.37 Low

Contributors: 677

Last update: September 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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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 26, 2022:
Complete exaggeration, Buenos Aires is much safer than other big cities in Europe like Paris, Barcelona or London and let's not talk about the rest of South America
Richard Fleitman on Mar 08, 2022:
I've been to Buenos Aires 5 times,never had a problem.i stay in Ricoleta and rarely go out late.i love the city.ive lived in Las Vegas for 40 years.
Tony Garcia on Sep 26, 2021:
Which city is the safest to live in Argentina and
Philip on Jan 06, 2020:
#Lilian although u have visited many times Argentina u cant say us safer than USA cus is not. If u have not lived in a country same years as u have lived in USA u cant compare
Brenton on Dec 19, 2019:
I visited Buenos Aries last month and was robbed at gun point while walking along the street in San Telmo. A car pulled up next to me, 4 guys jumped out (1 with a gun) pointed it to my head and told me to give him my phone. I obliged but was a bit shaken up after that!
Ethan Castro on Oct 29, 2019:
I've been robbed before. it was not nice..... not at all.
jose on May 12, 2019:
I have met many people that have been robbed in BA, even at gunpoint. Despite of this, I would like to visit.
Lilian on Nov 07, 2018:
I grew up in the USA (Miami). Born in BSAS. I have visited many times Argentina and can tell you that crime in Argentina is much, much less than in USA!!!
Fernando on Sep 17, 2018:
To #bbert: This is a website to inform about Buenos Aires safety perceptions. Please keep your disgusting, retrograde and misogynist comments to yourself. And don't forget to ask the ladies in the brothel if they are working there consensually, as sex trafficking in very high in Argentina unfortunately.