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Crime in Chennai, India

Crime rates in Chennai, India

Level of crime
43.49 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
61.56 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.71 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
43.45 Moderate
Worries car stolen
36.19 Low
Worries things from car stolen
40.53 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.29 Low
Worries being insulted
38.60 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
22.66 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
35.44 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.62 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
39.41 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
73.20 High

Safety in Chennai, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
82.43 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
51.58 Moderate

Contributors: 176

Last update: December 2017

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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12 Comments so far

#XXXXXXX on Aug 21, 2016 :
chennai?? safe???

you are very wrong.
every part of chennai even the rich placers are bad and full of crime and poverty and illiteracy.
#KL on Jul 02, 2016 :
Chennai is becoming unsafe because of illiterate and village mentality people being accepted into IT companies. IT boom result in heavy demand ... So more villagers moved into Chennai ... And there is so much trash mixed with chennai population ... Villagers watch crappy movies and get infatuated with city girls .... When they don't get what they want they act like goons and show their typical village mentality .... Move IT out of chennai ... Live simple and happy like in the 1980s...throw all villagers back to their native ... PROBLEM SOLVED
#XXXX on Jun 29, 2016 :
Chennai is the capital city of Tamilnadu. I wonder , that is why , it is the most unsafest place too . With the amount of murders happening in Chennai , one should be ashamed , to rate the city , the safest place . Its not the city that decides , if its safest , or not . Its the people living there who decide . When there is no help offered, when someone is being attacked or assaulted ,it makes even heaven ,an unsafe place. Please respond to such situations.

We Indians are very emotional by nature , we watch a patriotic movie and think for the whole day that we should do something for our country. First , help your neighbors , when they are unsafe, then think about serving your nation. We should be ashamed of ourselves about Infosys employee - Swathi's murder in public. No point in writing consoling stories , when we have sacrificed a soul because of our cowardness. Shamless people.
#Anonymous on Mar 20, 2016 :
Gr.noida is far better than any place in india. It is looking like heaven and provide foriegn look.
#Anonymous on Dec 22, 2015 :
Chennai is very beautiful city no crime happening. Safe at during day. Many famous food like dosa, idly, vada, sweets many more. Vyasarpadi is a place where crime happens
#Anonymous on Dec 22, 2015 :
I like Chennai very much. Chennai is safety. No crime happening around Chennai. Safety places like Anna Nagar, Mubarak, nanganallur, vadapalsni etc,.
#6vnkumar on Dec 22, 2014 :
Lets be specific about the incidents. Like when, where etc. For a city the size of Chennai, one would have to expect some unforeseen circumstances. When we say crime rate, its number of incidences/population of the city. Chennai is obviously the most populated city in south India. Specifying the type of crime with the location would help people to be careful under those specifics, rather than saying there is a lot of crime. Thanks.
#Lucy on Nov 08, 2014 :
I love chennai so much. I find it so safe
#ag on Sep 28, 2014 :
Be it chennai or any other Indian city, women are very much at risk. Why do men have to behave like barbarians whenever they see a woman? I am yet to come across the so called gentleman in India.
#ali on Jun 01, 2014 :
the crime level depends whether its against young or old against man or woman. for example a place could be almost fully safe for a man but unsafe for woman.
#anand on Apr 19, 2014 :
in chennai politician & drunkers problem is high in night you have your own risk
#Vi on Jan 27, 2014 :
Crime rate is very very high now. I born and brought up in my street and I've never seen any theft in the past 25 years. I thought our street is very safe when compare with other areas. Now, my street very worst and theft, crime rate increased.