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Crime in Kingston, Jamaica

Crime rates in Kingston, Jamaica

Level of crime
75.98 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.47 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.29 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
67.65 High
Worries car stolen
59.31 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
67.86 High
Worries attacked
61.27 High
Worries being insulted
67.65 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
36.76 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.00 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
68.09 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
76.00 High
Problem corruption and bribery
83.33 Very High

Safety in Kingston, Jamaica

Safety walking alone during daylight
50.50 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
23.00 Low

Contributors: 52

Last update: June 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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5 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jun 28, 2019 :
I've lived in Jamaica for 7years from the uk and I've never witnessed any crime of any sort although there is crime if you are law abiding and mind your own business you will be fine.
#Anonymous on Jun 14, 2019 :
While criminals in Jamaica don't really discriminate, lighter skinned people don't blend in with everybody else, so you're more likely to be targeted that way. Don't show any signs of wealth and hide any jewelry no matter what price. Be aware of your surroundings and don't physically resist any robberies or stick ups.
#Anonymous on Feb 08, 2019 :
You will get shot with an AK47 if you go to the main city. Stay only near resorts.
#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?