Crime in Johannesburg, South Africa

Crime rates in Johannesburg, South Africa

Level of crime
88.10 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.08 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
78.48 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
79.47 High
Worries car stolen
76.36 High
Worries things from car stolen
80.59 Very High
Worries attacked
73.95 High
Worries being insulted
63.89 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
67.20 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.21 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
80.85 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
87.26 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
89.71 Very High

Safety in Johannesburg, South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
32.18 Low
Safety walking alone during night
9.47 Very Low

Contributors: 319

Last update: March 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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7 Comments so far

#Jack on Mar 06, 2018 :
Anybody who tells you that crime is not that serious in Jo'burg or any part of SA is lying, you will probably find these promoters of 'safety' work in tourism or have investments in guest houses and hotels, car rental companies. Do not believe their horse shit!
#Jim on Feb 20, 2018 :
I'm an expat living in Fourways and we go to the mall, parks, go running without a fear at all. Never had an issue and amazing place to live! Of course there is crime but just as bad in big american cities like Chicago, Miami and Detroit.
#Jennifer on Jul 19, 2017 :
Crime in Johannesburg is shocking. Cannot go to malls, walk in the streets, go near a park without someone always watching to take advantage of a situation. Really horrible place to live.
#Ben on Sep 30, 2016 :
We know why crime is so high in this ghetto don't we?
##Emmanuel on Apr 23, 2016 :
i wanted to volunteer as a firefighter at jozi and i think is the only place were i can get space to volunteer as for i investigated... i rather stay home than to end up being killed by people whom want to make a living by us... i rather die during my job rescueing victim during my job.
#Zweli on Nov 05, 2015 :
Hi there

My name is zweli, I currently live in Johannesburg Far East bank near to Alexandra township.
I have a complain about burglers, the house breaking in our location is high and police their hardly patrol in the whole area. so i would appreciate if police patrol time and time in our area, specially midnight cause burglers break in people houses without anyone hearing anything and other thing u can hardly see police in the area and when the is crime in progress and trying to call police they take time to answer the phone or either they answer the phone but their take long to respond. i hope my comment can be heard, crime it's high in our country.
#E Weninger on Oct 30, 2015 :
I now live in Austria and we sometimes forget to look some outside doors for a prolonged time.
I lived in South Africa from 1975 to 2009 until the killing got to much.