Crime in Durban, South Africa

Crime rates in Durban, South Africa

Level of crime
88.80 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
86.91 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
82.77 Very High
Worries being mugged or robbed
82.91 Very High
Worries car stolen
80.46 Very High
Worries things from car stolen
79.58 High
Worries attacked
76.95 High
Worries being insulted
62.05 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
63.03 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
73.57 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
82.21 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
87.46 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
91.55 Very High

Safety in Durban, South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
34.45 Low
Safety walking alone during night
11.91 Very Low

Contributors: 301

Last update: April 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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6 Comments so far
Elijah on Oct 22, 2023:
Tanzania is by far a safe place to live,work,or touring,very friendly destination,i love it.
Tom Wilson on Jul 21, 2023:
I remember seeing Endless Summer in the 60's and thinking I have to, some day, travel there. Sad.....does not appear welcoming anymore.
Anon85 on Mar 27, 2023:
Durban has gone from a sprawling Metropolis to a garbage DUMP in a matter of 10 years. The leading party have destroyed the city. You can literally get away with murder in the city. Killing of AKA, shooting of women and kids during robberies. It’s an absolute nightmare. Watch people leave.
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2023:
Each an every year Durban just gets worse and worse, majority of the city hasnt been updated since the 70's, mainly due to corruption and looting. Lived here my whole life, have never walked the street alone at night and I would never, ever do that. Such beauty, wasted.
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2022:
Durban is a beautiful place with beautiful scenery beautiful weather best. The only issue is laws are not implemented strict enough and that destroys a beautiful place. Crime increasing corruption increasing no order is kept people to polices and government therfore criminals feel they can ride the horse as well. It's a shame. Just be safe. Despite this we still tend to focus on trying to enjoying the beauty of durban. Now days the notice is Things are getting worse now the environment. Is being targeted destroyed by carelessness. If the government don't tackle this now then it's a real shame that a beautiful place be destroyed.
Anonymous on Jun 06, 2021:
My friend was brutally raped and murder in her apartment in 2001.It is a country where criminals rule.Perhaps because she was white , the murderer felt he could just use extreme cruelty towards her.She was an innocent kind woman.It happens everyday no matter what race you are.Thank God we could immigrate to Canada.