Crime in Delhi, India

Crime rates in Delhi, India

Level of crime
68.25 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.52 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.50 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
57.60 Moderate
Worries car stolen
55.38 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
57.11 Moderate
Worries attacked
56.21 Moderate
Worries being insulted
53.53 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.21 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
49.04 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
59.37 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
57.77 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
81.67 Very High

Safety in Delhi, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.16 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
27.79 Low

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Last update: March 2024

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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8 Comments so far
kevin on Sep 07, 2023:
i am from spain. delhi is safe now other then i have seen many news article about delhi safety which is false and its only projecting bad thing about other countries.
Aman on Sep 07, 2023:
i live in delhi. delhi is now safe other then asia other cities. delhi is becoming super city in asia and crime rate is decreasing. and its becoming safer now after installing cctv on every corner of the city spending money on education and every country have many type of people.
Amir on May 21, 2021:
Born and living in Delhi my entire life.

Delhi is a great place to be with lots of things happening, it is planned and has nice places, connectivity, economy, etc. But we should not be hypocrites and portray that it is some kind of safe city. It is known as the rape capital of India, if not the world for a reason. Very unsafe for women in general.

Crime levels are quite high and corruption is a major issue here. While it is unlikely you will get attacked on your skin color, but you can get attacked for being a minority, particularly Muslim, thanks to the rise of Hindu extremists. All it takes is a little incident that you may not even feel is a big deal.

I hope we can make Delhi a safe city. US and China and Japan all have big cities that had crime problems but they were able to solve it. I hope India can do it too.
Sharon Dahal on Mar 17, 2021:
Kevin, we know your nation has become a shite-hole over the years. No need to be salty. Your comment was nothing but a cringe-fest. I I am embarassed for you, man.
shyanne on Mar 13, 2021:
im 13 yrs old and when im 18 i want 2 go 2 india but if they have a thing of crime and things with race and women then i might not go my mom is worried if i do go when im 18 that i would be killed or hurt maybe i should stay in the US idk my mom says if i go to watch out for some guys there its sad if i go i should watch out for my safety and not be happy
Prakhar Upadhyay on Mar 11, 2021:
Delhi is also Known as Crime Capital Of India. There is no safety at all in Delhi, Better Never visit this city . Try to visit other cities like- Mumbai , Kolkata , Bangalore etc. These cities are safer than Delhi.
Delhi Is the worst city in India .
Sandeep on Jan 30, 2021:
Delhi has three major problem, traffic , pollution and crime. If all the crime is reported like in west, no one would ever go there. So much of alcohol and drugs can be seen. I traveled with my family through out India and Delhi is really bad on safety.
# on Jun 12, 2020:
I'm not from Delhi but in school, we have to do research on Delhi,
this was an area we have to cover.
It is so sad to see the crime rate and especially what some of them are for.
I really do hope that they fix his issue or at least try.
Hope everyone is doing ok over there.