Crime in Lima, Peru

Crime rates in Lima, Peru

Level of crime
80.64 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
77.14 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
54.76 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
74.04 High
Worries car stolen
58.89 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
69.17 High
Worries attacked
57.14 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.10 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.05 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
63.11 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
75.48 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
79.81 High
Problem corruption and bribery
86.78 Very High

Safety in Lima, Peru

Safety walking alone during daylight
46.90 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
19.95 Very Low

Contributors: 105

Last update: April 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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2 Comments so far

#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.