Crime in Lima, Peru

Crime rates in Lima, Peru

Level of crime
81.52 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.42 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.58 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
75.27 High
Worries car stolen
60.37 High
Worries things from car stolen
69.62 High
Worries attacked
58.68 Moderate
Worries being insulted
47.28 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
31.32 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.83 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
76.58 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
80.85 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.77 Very High

Safety in Lima, Peru

Safety walking alone during daylight
44.47 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
18.35 Very Low

Contributors: 95

Last update: October 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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1 Comments so far

#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.