Crime in Durban, South Africa

Crime rates in Durban, South Africa

Level of crime
87.97 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
85.56 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
83.43 Very High
Worries being mugged or robbed
82.95 Very High
Worries car stolen
80.87 Very High
Worries things from car stolen
79.62 High
Worries attacked
77.35 High
Worries being insulted
63.39 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
63.94 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
73.64 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
82.16 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
87.31 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
91.67 Very High

Safety in Durban, South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
32.87 Low
Safety walking alone during night
10.11 Very Low

Contributors: 272

Last update: July 2022

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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3 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Oct 11, 2019:
As of October 2019, durban has experienced a uproot in crime levels... Criminals now kill for their targets not intimidate them. We have seen the worst cases of rape, murders, robberies etc.
Our justice system is useless with police taking upto 4 hrs to reach your door for help... Carrying a pepper spray is not we need, we need the death penalty back
David from on Jul 31, 2018:
Great article, thanks for the tips! Indeed, South Africa has some of the most stunning landscapes on earth and is the perfect spot for an adventure! Unfortunately, the country is also tainted by violent crime and scams:

Do be wary of the pickpocketing, robberies, muggings, fake tour guides, beach thefts, drink spiking, currency switcheroo, tourist prices, car pull over scam, fake airport taxi drivers, luggage theft, bogus airport employees, carjacking, car crash scams, smash and grab, ATM scams, fake police, corrupt police and many more!