|Level of crime||84.36||Very High|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||82.56||Very High|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||69.79||High|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||74.24||High|
|Worries car stolen||65.09||High|
|Worries things from car stolen||75.33||High|
|Worries being insulted||57.60||Moderate|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||52.47||Moderate|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||76.20||High|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||76.96||High|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||80.54||Very High|
|Problem corruption and bribery||84.11||Very High|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||47.32||Moderate|
|Safety walking alone during night||15.39||Very Low|
Last update: March 2023
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.
|Crime in Somerset West||27.94 miles|
|Crime in Paarl||38.17 miles|
|DeutschKriminalität in Kapstadt|
|PortuguêsCrime em Cidade do Cabo|
|ItalianoCriminalità a Città del Capo|
|FrançaisCriminalité à Le Cap|
|EspañolCriminalidad en Ciudad del Cabo|
Some Replies on the comments I see here:
All people bashing places like Johannesburg and Cape Town are disgruntled white people who are disappointed that South Africa hasn't descended into chaos like they thought it would. Infac, they're better that the blacks have made it a better place than they did
No, it's because it is actually unsafe there, try to look past racism for once, don't just blame everything on everyone that is not you color, this is how racism hate-crimes start. This is not the fault of any race, this is the fault of bad leadership.
Cape Town is not safe for people because it has a high crime rate.
I have found it to be somewhat safe, depends highly on where you live, so if you go there, you have to make sure to choose a safe area. Be careful of people who look high, they most likely are and are very unpredictable and usually carry a weapon, this is true for even the safe areas
To all the people that try to be smart ,your not,use tour guides, stay away from no go zones don`t go out after dark,if your driving keep space between cars at stops and red lights ,high jacking is a crazy problem here,stay in the tourist zones and u should be fine
Good point! I have heard of people throwing rocks down bridges onto cars, then when they stop people jump out from the grass next to the road and hijack the car or just rob everyone in it
My wife and I had a knife pulled on us last night in Cape Town, two young men asking for my money, phone and jewellery. Somehow we managed to run away but it was extremely scary and has tinged my holiday experience
I'm happy to hear you got away! It's really sad to see this happen
Originally from SA, I was lucky enough to leave the country years ago, and I haven't looked back. Hearing my mother who's family still live there, get a call every few years of another member being shot for something dumb, is absurd. Not a single one of my family members have been killed after leaving SA, but the ones who stay have been killed for dumb reasons. One was shot in front of his child in his drive way, with a stray bullet hitting a 11year old child in the back, just because he couldn't agree to a loan for a man.
A child saw his father shot, and was shot himself outside his home, because his father did his job. Absurd how people are saying SA is safe.
If you do visit SA, make sure you know people who grew up there. If you dont have family, be extremely careful, and research security measures you can take, and precautions to take note of. Just be vigilant if you decide to go to SA. It's a beautiful country with gorgeous views, just sadly ruined by the populace. It always has been ruined by the populace, be it during apartheid, or after. Crime is killing that country, and people still defend it.
The crime in countries below us would melt your face off my self-absorbed South African. I don't know if you have reading and retention/comprehenson issues but this has been clearly stated several times. We can just take a short trip south anywhere @ random and chances are we're in a more murderous country.
2.3) low but with high areas
2.4) low but with very high areas
3.4) high but with very high areas
4) very high
Corruption: 1 (Denmark, New Zealand) to 179 (Somalia, South Sudan)
Country> Crime risk/corruption
AFG> 4/165; BFA> 4/86; CAF> 4/146; HTI> 4/170; LBY> 4/173; MLI> 4/129; PNG> 4/142; SOM> 4/179; SSD> 4/179; VEN> 4/176; COD> 3.4/170; HND> 3.4/157; NGA> 3.4/149; BDI> 3/165; TCD> 3/160; GNB> 3/165; CIV> 3/104; LBN> 3/149; NER> 3/123; SDN> 3/174; BRA> 2.4/94; CMR> 2.4/149; COL> 2.4/92; ECU> 2.4/92; JAM> 2.4/69; KEN> 2.4/124; MRT> 2.4/134; MEX> 2.4/124; PAN> 2.4/111; PER> 2.4/94; PHL> 2.4/115; TTO> 2.4/86; GTM> 2.3/149; MOZ> 2.3/149; ZAF> 2/69
Sorted A to Z and by crime risk.
Very telling when you use unbiased sources and look at how many are ranked worse. South Africa (ZAF) is only on 2 for crime and has an equally paltry 69 for corruption. The DOS themselves only rate the country high risk for Corona.
You think your home city in US or UK is dangerous?
Multiply it by 50.
How can I put this clearly?
There is a high chance you will be mugged.
"If you only look at the numbers and not averages, Cape Town has recorded the highest number of murders of all countries in the top 50 – it has 3 065 murders in a population of 4.5-million residents."
"Four South African cities have been ranked among the world’s most violent, and Cape Town came in at number eight."
"The list is dominated by cities in South America, South Africa and Jamaica."
I am in total awe, but I heartily welcome all you brainwashed, ignorant fools to come and visit Cape Town or any metropolis in South Africa. Doesn't matter to me, actually I will be glad since you are boosting the South African economy. The more of you come and spend your money here the better :) Just remember don't ever heed sensible, good advice, come and find out for yourselves.
I don't expect a response, didn't before.
How long did you spend on News24 compiling that Diarrhea? Butt hurt the migrant caravan is coming from countries that rape yours for crime huh?
Cape Town has turned into Mogadishu as well!
Get a life you frothing-at-the-mouth lunatic.
Try actually living in a dangerous country before the bizarre trying-to-shock-people-with-our-crime bahavior.
Also, book a psychiatrist.