Crime in Kingston, Jamaica

Crime rates in Kingston, Jamaica

Level of crime
78.99 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.99 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
67.03 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.46 High
Worries car stolen
64.86 High
Worries things from car stolen
73.86 High
Worries attacked
67.39 High
Worries being insulted
68.36 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
41.02 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.10 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
73.46 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
79.04 High
Problem corruption and bribery
85.55 Very High

Safety in Kingston, Jamaica

Safety walking alone during daylight
50.00 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
26.84 Low

Contributors: 70

Last update: June 2021

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 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.
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.