Crime in Kingston, Jamaica

Crime rates in Kingston, Jamaica

Level of crime
79.49 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.09 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
65.73 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
73.60 High
Worries car stolen
67.42 High
Worries things from car stolen
74.71 High
Worries attacked
67.70 High
Worries being insulted
68.67 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
41.16 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.50 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
72.32 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
78.98 High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.04 Very High

Safety in Kingston, Jamaica

Safety walking alone during daylight
48.30 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
25.00 Low

Contributors: 89

Last update: March 2024

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
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2024:
Comment to Anonymous on Dec 30, 2022: You're going about it the right way but you've got Ukraine where PNG should've been with that country now being replaced by Sudan last year.

I've just come back from Jamaica. It is not a scary country, it just isn't.

A to Z of countries with world’s highest rates of criminal homicide (2023)

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
South Sudan

Source: USGOV

Well. not surprisingly, the alternative universe fearmongering wannabe gangsters like Sir P live in isn't backed by the experts whose job is to administer how dangerous a place is.

Talkng tough from a safe distance about how he'd walk around Haiti easier than JA when he wouldn't last 5 minutes there is embarrassing. His lemming supporters are just as bad (read the comments, you can't believe what you're reading).....
Anonymous on Jun 13, 2023:
Corruption indice from best to worst; 1 (Denmark) to 180 (Somalia)

Jamaica (69)

Haiti (171)

A good illustration of just how accurate and misleading the criminal statistics for Jamaica are, I mean only 69??? It coincides with it's lack of press censorship and the fact that in reality it's really a very under control, sleepy tourist resort.

If you want to go to Jamaica, go!
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2022:
I've been saying the same thing, this curious and grossly unsupported assertion that Jamaica has a world-beating violence problem. Jamaica?

The violence in Haiti is 100 times worse and it's all over the country, Haitians have long loved Jamaica mainly because of the low homicide and corruption rates. If by chance they do get murdered in Jamaica at least they'll be a statistic which is a bonus - little chance Haiti could offer even that!

World’s most homicidal countries A to Z

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
South Sudan

Source: State Department

Jamaica OTOH recently won three cruise ship categories at the world travel awards.

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2022:
Jamaica is far too safe and stable to not have tourism.

It's understandable for example why Jamaica remains attractive to a Haitian refugee; the comically low amount of murder and corruption, the serene cities and lack of violence in the countryside, the gleaming infrastructure etc.
Jeff on May 24, 2022:
Poor Jamaica. It is surprising that they still have tourists.
Daisy on Oct 02, 2021:
Well it is Jamaica so it's to be expected.
Anonymous on May 18, 2021:
RE: The first comment, Jamaica looks a lot worse than it is because it's stats are accurate. Burkina Faso, Haiti, Nigeria etc. are easily more violent than Jamaica. These are countries that are literally overrun with violence, something Jamaica is far from becoming.

It's important to avoid stats in most cases and prioritise independently-compiled security expert sources.

Anyone who has been to Port-au-Prince and Kingston back to back will tell you how jarringly tame and safe Kingston is in comparison.