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Crime in Kingston, Jamaica

Crime rates in Kingston, Jamaica

Level of crime
78.75 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.25 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
62.50 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
68.75 High
Worries car stolen
58.75 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
69.08 High
Worries attacked
65.00 High
Worries being insulted
70.00 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
40.00 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.18 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.44 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
79.49 High
Problem corruption and bribery
82.50 Very High

Safety in Kingston, Jamaica

Safety walking alone during daylight
48.08 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
23.08 Low

Contributors: 41

Last update: September 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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3 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jan 18, 2018 :
There is a high level of violence in Kingston and other areas of Jamaica. It is not to be taken lightly. Gun control is non existant and authorities do not go past the rhetoric of combatting crime. Jamaica has a very high murder rate even when compared to countries with a high murder rate.
Most houses have grills and metal bars, and expats prefer to live in gated communities with 24 hrt surveillance.
#Anonymous on Oct 29, 2015 :
I don't know of anyone in Jamaica attacked because of skin color. Where did this come from?
#Anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 :
I have currently been living in Jamaica the last 7 months the stay has been very pleasant for me but I have one problem the beging is out of concontrol and you always have to keep in mind where there is poverty There is crime the police look like they have things under control as of now as far as crime Gose