Crime in Durban, South Africa

Crime rates in Durban, South Africa

Level of crime
87.45 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
84.90 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
84.19 Very High
Worries being mugged or robbed
83.05 Very High
Worries car stolen
81.38 Very High
Worries things from car stolen
79.38 High
Worries attacked
77.49 High
Worries being insulted
63.21 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
63.83 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
73.71 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
81.76 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
87.14 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
92.07 Very High

Safety in Durban, South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
33.78 Low
Safety walking alone during night
10.80 Very Low

Contributors: 247

Last update: May 2021

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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7 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 travelscams.org 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: https://travelscams.org/africa/common-tourist-scams-south-africa/

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!
Anonymous on May 17, 2018:
As others have already been pointed out:

1. This ranking is worthless because South Africans are uniquely inclined to make their country and cities sound as crime-ridden as possible.

2. Every other nationality in the world (to varying degrees) tries to hide their crime.
Lindokuhle on May 17, 2018:
hi
let mar commissioner Bheki cele bring the pevious way to conduct crime we are scared in our communities we live in a very bad communities pleas work
lorraine on Apr 13, 2018:
i am moving to Durban with my family in December 2018.the company that i will be working in is in Durban cbd.i need a safe place to live with my family as a 14 year old girl.

please give me the areas which are safe to live .
Anonymous on Jul 21, 2017:
There is a company that is recruiting me heavily in the Durban region. My wife is opposed to the move and I'm currently doing research to determine if it is an argument worth having. Please provide more insight on the relative risk and how the crime compares to an urban area in the U.S.