Crime in Karachi, Pakistan

Crime rates in Karachi, Pakistan

Level of crime
73.93 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
57.08 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.57 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
71.43 High
Worries car stolen
62.08 High
Worries things from car stolen
61.96 High
Worries attacked
52.15 Moderate
Worries being insulted
43.96 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
40.73 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
57.38 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
67.43 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.47 High
Problem corruption and bribery
85.51 Very High

Safety in Karachi, Pakistan

Safety walking alone during daylight
45.50 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
24.53 Low

Contributors: 213

Last update: December 2017

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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19 Comments so far

#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.
#lp on Jan 01, 2017 :
who posted in dec 27 2016 should stop freaking out about India. Other-wise you r have taken a bad line about
India. I been to India and India is not so bad except for the police which also occur in karachi. do you
have 3 million pak rupees to renew your property lease in Karachi. I doubt it. bribery has also fallen in
Karachi. but the poor sindhi people need the bread and butter (chai pani) to live in Sindh forget about
Karachi where corruption and bribery is falling down except for having property in Karachi.
#Samina on Aug 28, 2016 :
I need report one crime. Black magic is crime. There is one lady she more then 10 black magic on her step son. If you guys wants to help that guy then contact me.
#Shezad Malik on Jun 05, 2016 :
i am the permanent citizen in karachi, i am about to 40 now, i experienced twice incidents of mobile snatching only in 2003 & 2008, which you can face any European & American/North American Countries, other than i feel safe in the city, about the stats, these stats are old and not based on reality, Karachi is much safer than many other cities of different countries, any one check Johannesburg, SA, and Rio DE Janeiro, Brazil, Mexico, and many more cities,
so dont believe on the these stats, its better if you get a chance and visit by your self. otherwise you can get many horror able stats on different cities of many developed countries you think is much safer.
God Bless All....
#Ahmed on Mar 29, 2016 :
Karachi has now became more peaceful then it was in the previous 2-3 years. Crime levels have gone drastically down, there are no worries of being mugged and even now people feel save to roam at night with families, friends or alone. Thanks to Ranger operations and Gen. Raheel Sharif, Karachi is once again a peaceful City. As for the Bhai Log, they have been suppressed, captured, some executed and some still remain in jails. Even the area of Lyari which was the most notorious area of all criminal activity is now safe. The above given stats are not updated. Murder, rape, kidnappings and mugging are far below then New York and London. So anyone wants to come here, can come and live in peace.
#rayyan on Oct 20, 2015 :
Listen karachi isnt really that bad.The crime rate might seem high but thts because of so many people. But if you want a nice life, its a great place. Many job oppurtunities too. I live here and honestly , i wouldnt leave it for the world.
#Anonymous on Aug 27, 2015 :
Karachi is safe and crime has significantly come done in the last few months.
#maqsood on Apr 28, 2015 :
if you compare the crime rate karachi stands at par with most peaceful cities of the world, to put things in perspective murder per 100,000 is 11 in Karachi compare it with Johanasberg it is 34 and RIO it is 169,
not to mention Karachi have the lowest or fewer police force than any other mega city, it is the perception rather than reality created by GEO, who is making it look worse than it really is,
#Falah on Feb 05, 2015 :
I am a financial analyst from Dubai, visit Karachi often because its the financial hub of Pakistan. I have to say, i travel around South East Asia often (Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Maldives, but Karachi is by far one of the worst cities I have ever been to, or maybe one of the worst in the world. i HAVE been warned about high levels of crime, been pick pocketed, not many women walk around, it just feels really weird and unsafe.
#Malik on Nov 19, 2014 :
I have been offered a job in Karachi? I live in Canada - is it a good decision to move in Karachi? like money is good but the only thing I am afraid of is that its Karachi and its Bahi loog...!!!!

any comments.??
#Ruhel Uddin on Oct 25, 2014 :
Karchi is possible the most dangerous city I have ever been to. Hate it
#rehman on Aug 25, 2014 :
it is the strtegy of america that islamic states should not develop so their taking every single step to downsize the image of our city.
#kami on Aug 25, 2014 :
The karachi city is not bad or filed up with dobt there is crime but very low as compared to the crimes occuring in other metropolitian cities of the world.Because if u will compare the population the crime rate in karachi is very do not be fearful to enjoy the luxirios of karachi the waves of oceans and the cool air of kaachi.
#Raheel on Jul 06, 2014 :
Karachi is becoming dangerous day-by-day because of political/sectarian reasons. There is proxy war going on b/w several agencies of the world like many other cities of the world, Karachi is going through it's darkest age. Hopefully it will get well in future and I hope that when these whole political shits will die then no one can stop this city to become the largest metropolitan city of the world.
#eddy on Dec 02, 2013 :
Karachi is so dangerous but people keep coming.statistic reveal it has gained 10 million people in last 12 years.never in the history of mankind 10 million people has increasews in a city in a span of 12 years.karachi is now home to more than 20 million people.and median age is 25.mostly young men with no roots in the city.karachi gdp is over 100 billion officially and almost the same as underground black obviously crime will happen.but people keep movin in,so the question is if it so hellish why is growing so fast.also don't forget rio johanasburg,many latin American cities and LA and NYC of 80s
#eddy on Dec 02, 2013 :
really where is rio or johanasburg