Crime in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Crime rates in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Level of crime
74.81 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
77.59 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.68 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.65 High
Worries car stolen
57.90 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.27 High
Worries attacked
55.83 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.21 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
16.09 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.38 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.15 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.13 High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.43 Very High

Safety in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Safety walking alone during daylight
56.63 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
25.49 Low

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Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 20, 2023:
People saying they have been living there only 2/3 months and is the safest city in the World... Wtf, just wait a little longer before giving an extreme positive opinion
Alonso Gutiérrez on Oct 09, 2023:
Marcos, what does it have to do with the fact that minors lose something? It doesn't matter how old they are when it comes to crime, they come to steal because nothing else matters to them, and not all of Buenos Aires has dangerous and very high crime rates compared to others. cities of other countries.
Alonso Gutiérrez on Oct 09, 2023:
Dr. Gonzo, just because it happens to you doesn't mean it's safe for others, it's everyone's perspective. The page makes a compilation of internet articles, it is an approximation or index
Dr Gonzo on Feb 25, 2023:
Who is reporting all of the crime in Buenos Aires? I’ve been living here for 2 months now, and I feel safer than when I lived in Chicago, St Louis, or Philadelphia. Of course, I’m not going to go take a stroll through Boca at 3am, but I’ve even been on the southern edge of San Telmo at 3am and felt pretty safe walking alone.
Camilla Sadyrova on Dec 27, 2022:
I was robbed too... and many other visitors I have met
David on Oct 25, 2022:
I have lived in Europe and in the USA and for over 1 year I have been in Buenos Aires now.

The city feels as safe or even more so than any big city in Europe. Proof of that is the huge night life it has. Unlike it happens in many cities in Europe, many bars and restaurants are opened all night and buses ran non stop during all night too.
Of course, if you go near the city limits you may have to watch it a bit at night, as it happens in any big city.

Buenos Aires and Ottawa, in Canada, are statistically the two capital cities with less crime in all the American Continent, including the USA.
Anonymous on Oct 23, 2022:
I have lived in Buenos Aires for 4 months and it is the safest large city in all of the Americas (South, Central, and North America). It is in line with European cities in terms of safety. Not sure who is filling these scores in.
Marcos on Oct 16, 2022:
Some people here seem to have the opinion that "if it hasn't happened to me, then it doesn't happen" which is misleading. Crime in Buenos Aires is very high and usually very dangerous. Often times it is committed by minors that rarely end up in juvenile so they have little to loose. With more than 40% of the population living in poverty, it is unfortunately a reality. As in most large cities, you have to measure risk and try to keep a low profile. If you dress like a tourist, carry expensive looking items and end up on the wrong side of town you could end up in trouble. If you lay low and not attract attention to yourself you can do fine. Common sense and a bit of luck. Still, as pretty as Buenos Aires is, I still wouldn't recommend it.
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