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Crime in Lima, Peru

Crime rates in Lima, Peru

Level of crime
81.48 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
79.50 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.58 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
75.00 High
Worries car stolen
60.69 High
Worries things from car stolen
67.88 High
Worries attacked
59.89 Moderate
Worries being insulted
48.16 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
28.24 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.05 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
74.64 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
79.53 High
Problem corruption and bribery
88.59 Very High

Safety in Lima, Peru

Safety walking alone during daylight
45.29 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
18.66 Very Low

Contributors: 139

Last update: October 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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3 Comments so far

#Andy on Sep 05, 2019 :
I lived in Lima all my life and i just saw the comment behind me saying that he lived in Callao for 3 months and he saw it was very dangerous ... lol
OF COURSE that part of Lima is Dangerous.. it's like the Brooklyn,NYC of Lima... and now it's more dangerous because of the venezuelans.. Those venezuelans are too much dangerous they are ruining my country..
before you come here to visit or for tourism it would be better if you go to a safe place like Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro at least u are a risk taker person.
#Leonardo on Jan 20, 2019 :
Nothing against Lima, but the city deserves a worse ranking than it currently has. I was living in Callao for 3 months and coming back at night was a nightmare, I never saw first-hand so many live robberies.

Miraflores and Barranco are safe, especially during the day, but even in Barranco during the day I saw a guy taking the phone from 20y/o woman while she was talking on the phone.

I felt safer in Salvador, Brazil than in Lima to be honest.
#Jonathan on Mar 21, 2018 :
I have been to Lima several times and I was never subject to any crime.
That said you should never go out alone, especially during the night.
Do not visit Callao or Los Olivos as it is very dangerous even during the day and quite frankly there isn't much to see or do there. Never travel in unlicensed taxis, do not wear expensive clothes or jewellery and keep and eye out for pickpockets. If you follow this general advice and stay in safer areas such as Miraflores you will be fine.