Crime in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Crime rates in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Level of crime
66.07 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.05 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
62.18 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
70.73 High
Worries car stolen
46.88 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
75.62 High
Worries attacked
55.49 Moderate
Worries being insulted
46.34 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
37.50 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.85 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
67.68 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
63.75 High
Problem corruption and bribery
93.42 Very High

Safety in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.32 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
20.73 Low

Contributors: 43

Last update: October 2018

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

#a young rich nigga on Jun 09, 2017 :
oh and also AVOID POLICE OFFICERS they are worst than the thugs themselves
#a young rich nigga on Jun 09, 2017 :
I lived in dar es salaam for a long time and i realised that the best way to go to Tanzania without no problem is to avoid Dar es salaam.
#Kunal on Jun 19, 2016 :
Dar- es - salam is quite safe and peaceful. Crime happens every where on earth. All we need to do is be safe and remain alert. Why to believe on stranger if you are grown up. In whole I like this place and would like to work here for long.
#Donna on Mar 22, 2016 :
We just had our home broken into and a lot of items were stolen. It is very unsafe to walk alone at night in Dar Es Salaam's City Center and on the Msasani Peninsula. Lots of people walk for exercise in the early morning. I have lived here a little more than seven months and during that time an American was stabbed on the street while thieves were trying to steal his girlfriend's purse (he died); our house was robbed; a friend's son was accosted by men while he was walking on a street and when he didn't have anything to give them, they cut him badly with a broken bottle; a friend was riding his bicycle during daylight hours and a car came by and the occupants grab the backpack he was wearing, knocking him off of his bike and stole everything he had, including the bike; a colleague was walking alone at night and a car's occupants grabbed his backback as the car continued driving, dragging him along! (he recovered); a nearby vegetable market was being robbed and the police shot the perpetrator; and this is just what I have heard of!
#jessica on May 21, 2015 :
iam Tanzanian, born and raised in tanzania. Tanzania is very nice place to be if you got host , and its true there are gangs, robbers,e.t.c I suggest if you want to move in dar es salaam better find some one who may lead you to look for which,what,where,to live and have fun and also dont's find like hosters may be,
##Sushmita on Feb 27, 2015 :
Is it safe to carry camera while walking around the Dar Es Salaam for Indian tourists and also let me know about the precautions we need to take in Das Es Salaam.
#Hussein Juma on Jan 07, 2015 :
It,s clear that,D'salaam is the worst city in term of safety.There are enomous gangs;panya road,thugs,pickpockets,rapers,et al,which make so difficult for residents to manipulate there natural and artificial resorces-ocean,factories and others of the like-that if not vast rate of crimes,would bring about much more development and positive prestigies than it has today.

Another type of crime existing in D'salaam is that of corruption-based evil crime which gives priveledges to hte haves few. Corupt leaders are living in this city especially those who are holding ministerial posts and MPs.
#Aliasgar on Dec 13, 2014 :
i am architect in india and good company offering me the job for construction project & real estate from dar es salaam.i want to know how to safe work in construction/ realstate field ?. would it be safe with couple( family) to live in dar es salaam?.special for indian women is it safe ?
#Mimi on Nov 20, 2014 :
Dar es Salaam to anybody who did not grow up here, just like most cities, will never be a safe place. Seriously, You go to a foreign country and you walk alone at night and you see very clearly that most streets are dark and no that many people walk around. Of course you will get robbed!

Here is an idea, make reservation and have the hotel arrange you transportation from their hotel to their hotel. A little expensive but 100% safe. You want to go into town, take a walk at night or whatever, why not ASK the people at the hotel for advice. I was born, raised and still reside in Dar es Salaam but even I am not stupid enough to walk alone in some streets at night. Every city has these places.

For those coming to work in Dar es Salaam, we have lots of private security companies, so instead of hiring a Maasai, why not hire them? And for God's sake, get your stuffs insured!

Otherwise, Dar es Salaam is beautiful. And that racism stat, I honestly laughed at that!