Crime in Karachi, Pakistan

Crime rates in Karachi, Pakistan

Level of crime
62.47 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
37.36 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
45.34 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
62.31 High
Worries car stolen
52.12 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
53.93 Moderate
Worries attacked
44.25 Moderate
Worries being insulted
36.74 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
29.17 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
51.76 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.46 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
63.08 High
Problem corruption and bribery
80.14 Very High

Safety in Karachi, Pakistan

Safety walking alone during daylight
55.34 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
33.31 Low

Contributors: 560

Last update: June 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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16 Comments so far
Sohail khan on Jan 28, 2021:
Karachi is now safer then Chicago and Delhi and Mumbai.its a city of 3 crore more then the population of an average country and yet all crimes r relatively lower . There was a problem of gangs in the distant past bc of spill over of afghan war and influx of criminal classes from rest of bc of massive security clean up for 5 yrs .city is extremely peaceful and free from gangs and afghan war spill overs and the criminal class of Pakistanis of differing regions
Taha Khan on Jan 24, 2021:
Karachi is one of the most dangerous places in Pakistan. Armed Robbery and mugging are extremely common. You'll be mugged if you're carrying any flagship phone or even wearing an expensive watch. People are mostly mugged who leave from the Ali Jinnah airport. Everytime We travel to Karachi we keep at least 2 armed guards with us. If you're planning to go to Karachi make sure you know someone in Karachi. Unfortunately even if you're an overseas Pakistani, these criminals can tell a difference and mug you. I'd say be very very careful.
Malik Zaheer on Oct 05, 2020:
Karachi in particular has been the only target of the international media to prove this city to be dangerous. The mega city with the population over 21 million what do you expect ZERO crime its not possible in any city. This city is bigger than two Londons and what is there no crime in London. You get mugged in London on the main streets. Please be advised that whole of Karachi is not at all dangerous and few pockets here and there have issued. One can easily avoid that live a very peaceful and enjoyable life in Karachi. Can you go around in every corner of New York, no one can. So relax. Come to Karachi be my guest and I will prove to you that how safe it is to be in Karachi and Pakistan
Anonymous on May 30, 2020:
ya dont say, this city is on an extreme danger level of being under control by gangs and i can see why, lots of riots are occuring meaning that the cities in pakistan are declining in safety
Bobby Orangzaib on May 13, 2019:
Hundreds of mobile-snatching,motor cycle & car snatching, armed-robbery, fraud, theft incedent everyday. Police corruption, open drugs sale (Charas-Hashish) all under police support & protection. 90% crimes and lawlessness is because of Karachi police.
Anonymous on Apr 22, 2019:
I live in liyari, karachi earlier it was considered as no go area or most dangerous area but now due to Rangers and supportive political parties other than (PPP = Criminal party) everything is good you won't be having any issue going, no matter what the time is you can freely go any where there are rangers always at every certain kilometers to help you out and continuous checking

P.S. Media is worst of all who never shows the authentic and valid stuff then having rise of their TRPs
Anonymous on Mar 27, 2019:
I live in karachi and there are some places which are great and some places you should keep away from. If you live in the safer parts of karachi you shouldn't be scared to go out alone in night or day but if you live in more dangerous area you should either find a new home in safer parts of karachi or leave karachi
Mustafa Zuberi on Nov 16, 2018:
I’m hearing that under Imran Khans federal government, and under Mayor Waseem Akthars leadership, Karachi is doing much much better than it has in the past 10 years! Business is coming back to town, crime rate has gone down significantly and there has been a major anti encroachment project done in order to remove all the illegal businesses which were run by mafias around the town. Tourism has increased dramatically in this city and the government is trying its best to bring the city’s glamour back on the international level! Not to mention, Karachi is also hosting international cricket games almost after a decade! So I’m glad that Karachi is headed to a positive future InshaAllah!
badIdeas on May 13, 2018:
To the individuals that suggest that Western democracies have an influence on the image of Karachi, you folks are bunch of fucking morons. Let's first begin with the fact that Pakistan is an Islamic state. This in itself is a fucking joke. Anytime you don't permit a separation of religion and politics you end up with a fucking disaster politically. The way Islam is practiced in Pakistan is a mutation and mother load of bad ideas. Pakistan will flourish when Islamist stop running the country and all the jackasses who put religion first fuck off let democracy in its truest form cultivate.
fuckKarachi on May 13, 2018:
I was born and raised in Karachi. It is truly a fucking disaster. You would be a fucking liar if you suggest that you don't want to move out of this garbage city. The city has so much potential. But it's the god damn ignorant fucks who live like savages and cave men that ruin a perfectly great geographic area. Until the collection of garbage people who live there and their ignorant ideas disappear it will continue to be a shit hole.
Nasir Waheed on Feb 06, 2018:
Karachi has been a victim of negative image and perception. A city of over 18.16 million people (equal to 8 Houston /almost twice the size of London) but with few resources to manage the mega city, problems are there. But despite the shortcomings in resources, the people of Karachi are resilient and hardworking to make Karachi the Financial and Business capital of the country. Karachi having an area of 3,782 sq Km ( 1,6,25 sq Km Houston / 1,572 sq Km London) is divided into 6 Districts. If any incident / accident happens in any part of the city, the media ( TV/print ) would announce as if whole of Karachi city is caught up in the incident.
Karachi is the Philanthropic Capital of the country.
The political turmoil in Afghanistan had its toll on the city and saw violence in the city in the past. But in the past three years there has been no incident of terror and Rangers-Para Military deployed have done a commendable job in controlling the terror related crimes in the city in the remote areas. The law order situation has vastly improved and is reflected in the Index climbing from 6th position to 50th position.
New shopping malls and entertainment centres have opened up. The media needs to project more positive image about Karachi.
Anonymous Helper on Jan 08, 2018:
Everyone is sleeping while crime alerted reported in front on media, and also reflected from public opinion. Karachi and entire need Hero for Pakistan that who want live for dead for protect innocency and unscared person. No one is here that who should be rebel in out of law and soldier in inside law. No one stands here, who can be fight as freedom alone like one with all. I need want to say that Be united any nation, any language and any type who can re-awake to public forever like an Armor of God. Someone has to come in front of World.
Danish on Nov 05, 2017:
@Anonymous if you asked me 2-3 yrs back i would not recommend to move back bcos of political related situation/crimes.
But its all gone now! Army and Rangers has done the best thing ever to Karachi. Made it really safe! and i can tell this is not the for any short period, this had to be done eventually bcos City must have to be safe when there are projects like CPEC etc.
NO on Aug 13, 2017:
@Anonymous person planning to move back:
Do NOT move back! The news may be showing a good image of Karachi these days but the situation is as bad as ever. I say this as a person who has moved back to Karachi and is now planning to move out again.
Anonymous on Jul 16, 2017:
I am planning to move back to karachi after 27yers of living in usa. Please, please, please give an honest opinion as you advise to your own brother. How much money do i need to live comfortably.
What is the worst fear to live back to Karachi.
I believe my roots are there and i want to come friends and family are against this idea.
Jazak Allah for giving me an advise.
Anonymous on Jul 16, 2017:
I am planning to move back to karachi after 27yers of living in usa. Please, please, please give an honest opinion as you advise to your own brother. How much money do i need to live comfortably.
What is worst fear to live back to Karachi.
I believe my roots are there and i want come friends and family are against this idea.
Jazak Allah for giving me an advise.