Crime in Karachi, Pakistan

Crime rates in Karachi, Pakistan

Level of crime
67.83 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
47.97 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.23 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
67.38 High
Worries car stolen
56.53 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
56.76 Moderate
Worries attacked
46.92 Moderate
Worries being insulted
40.28 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
35.71 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
52.84 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
62.20 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
68.52 High
Problem corruption and bribery
82.47 Very High

Safety in Karachi, Pakistan

Safety walking alone during daylight
50.77 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.05 Low

Contributors: 296

Last update: March 2019

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

#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.
#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,