Crime in Mangalore, India

Crime rates in Mangalore, India

Level of crime
24.60 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
32.68 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
21.85 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
18.90 Very Low
Worries car stolen
19.56 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
18.55 Very Low
Worries attacked
25.39 Low
Worries being insulted
22.95 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
24.80 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
26.41 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
23.37 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
23.32 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
36.40 Low

Safety in Mangalore, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.71 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
70.90 High

Contributors: 128

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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34 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Sep 09, 2019 :
First of all, get rid of those private buses. They are run by Mafia headed by Dilraj Alva.
These private buses cause a lot of air pollution and noise pollution.

The police, present MLAs and MP of Mangalore are cowards who cannot crackdown on the private bus mafia. All these private buses emit huge amount of hazardous smoke, honk a lot, are completely dented and don't have doors.
These private buses are a shame to Mangalore.
Also get rid of those petrochemical industries which are totally hazardous to the people, and of no use at all.
Instead, bring some software companies to Mangalore.
And please stop the merger of Corporation Bank. The current generation doesn't realize the hard work done by the older people from Mangalore.
Mangaloreans are fools who blindly vote for Chaiwala and his party.
#Anonymous on Aug 27, 2019 :
Hello would like to report this list child who was spotted on the streets of mangalore .

Please help identity her and get her to her parents .
#Ebin Kuriakose on Aug 02, 2019 :
I am a Malayali, and at present I am living in Mangalore.
I find Mangalore to be a very safe city. I have no problems whatsoever staying at this place. I find lots of Malayalees living in Mangalore nowadays, and it is very similar to my native state Kerala in plenty of aspects. The only difference I can think of is the Political alignment in the 2 places. People of all religions and ethnic groups live peacefully in Mangalore.

Coming to the Media, the Indian news agencies have mostly propagated fake and nonsensical stories about Mangalore. Having stayed here since 2005, I have NEVER witnessed any communal disturbance or any moral policing incident happening in Mangalore city till date. Mangalore people are the most soft spoken, kind-hearted and educated people you'll find in Karnataka. The Indian Media people are big-time liars and crooks. The Indian Media proclaims to be a pillar of democracy, but all the Indian Media reporters are pillars of corruption and junk.

I am quite certain and optimistic that Mangalore will definitely become an affluent, prosperous and developed city like Singapore or Dubai in the near future.
#Anonymous on Jul 14, 2019 :
Mangalore is definitely a safe city. In India, the Media blows stories out of proportion. Indian people love to criticize others. In Europe, the media hides many news stories about racism to Indians, as the European Media does not want to defame and cause shame to their respective countries.
It's not just Mangalore, even Bangalore, Pune and Navi Mumbai are relatively safe cities to live your life peacefully.
I have travelled and lived in some of the European countries and have faced a lot of racism. There are racist Neo-Nazis running wild and causing crime in many European cities and towns. But the European media never reports these news incidents and suppresses the crime news information. It is a TRUE STORY.
#Brijesh Shukla on May 16, 2019 :
Mangalore has the worst police force in India. They only arrest innocent people, but never crackdown on Rogue politicians and the Great Indian Media. Mangalore City Corporation should give Nobel Prize to the Indian Media and the Police force for tarnishing the image of this city.
I hail from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and have lived in Bangalore for some time, but I can clearly say that the local Mangalore people are very helpful and kind. I like Mangalore much more than Bhopal and Bangalore. I believe that Mangalore is the most progressive region in Karnataka, and Bangalore only developed with the help of Karnataka government and marketing strategies.
Mangalore is in-fact a very safe city, but the Karnataka government and Indian media are hell-bent in defaming and insulting this city. Though the city police force is very inefficient, I still feel that Mangalore is safer than most cities and towns in India.
#Anonymous on Feb 16, 2019 :
Corruption is extremely high in Mangalore. Corrupt Newspapers such as Udayavani and Daijiworld accept a lot of bribes from gangsters and hooligans in Mangalore. This was evident when a big Hooligan named S. Ganesh Rao (Chairman of Karavali College) was contesting to be an MLA for Mangalore. Udayavani and Daijiworld (highly corrupt newspapers of Mangalore) had accepted huge amount of bribe from S. Ganesh Rao to portray him as a Saint.
The Police in Mangalore is Highly Corrupt and never takes actions against these local Hooligans. Only innocent people get caught by the Mangalore Police and the rich and influential Hooligans always get away.

Another point to note is that Ganja (cannabis) consumption is also on the rise in Mangalore. The Mangalore police never catch the rich and crooked Ganja manufacturers and suppliers. They only catch the innocent and poor people.
#Py on Jan 24, 2019 :
For all the news related to communal riots yes it exists but it was for a moderate to weak levels .
And any bad news related to that shown in the news was indeed to focus on increasing TRP .
mangalore is safe because of the kind of people living in this city .
If we see something wrong ,people are not scared to use their hands . They know how to discipline the cunts.
#Manglorian on Jan 16, 2019 :
Haha what a biased rating is this..! To be frank mangalore is like the capital of communal crooks in india. Communal riots were intermittent , and there r still places in mangalore where whole community is divided by religion and sects. I dont think mangalore is safest , becos right wing activists always attack n lynch innocents in the name of cow , valentinesday, pub attacks etc. if a girl & boy at all talk in public these communal crooks will attack you no matter even if its brother n sisters! And mos educational institutions, police departments here r hijacked by right wing thoughts. Being a mangalorian i see people in social life are divided by religion , sects etc even if people are educated and well developed. But one thing i agree that people quality of living here are great.
#Anonymous on Dec 02, 2018 :
Many people have expressed various aspects about Mangalore, but I'll cover 3 aspects. Unfortunately I haven't got many good things to say about them

1. Road discipline and safety
Having lived in Dubai for 5 years, I find that the road discipline in Mangalore is absolutely miserable. Many people do not follow traffic rules. Inspite of the rule insisting on wearing helmets, many people do not wear them.

People do not follow the Min/Max speed limit of vehicles on the road. You'll find many vehicles travelling in the fast lane of the road at 5 km/hr. Sometimes, bikers overtake you from the wrong side of the road. Their motorbikes won't have licence number on their plates, and the bikers (mainly the youth) do not wear helmets.
At night (after 9 PM), it is absolutely frightening to ride a vehicle in Mangalore. Several people drive and ride
very rashly at night. Some drivers and bikers will be completely drunk at night, and alcohol breath testing is never done by the useless traffic police of Mangalore.

Hit and run cases by drunk drivers and bikers are very high at night in Mangalore. The accident victim won't get any help at night. People are scared to help the victim because the corrupt traffic police will make the innocent helper as the perpetrator of the accident. The real crook will get away.
These are TRUE stories about many accidents that have happened in Mangalore. Some people even use the high beam headlights at night which are risky and annoying for the other drivers/bikers.
Majority of the youth in Mangalore are terrible when it comes to road discipline.

2. Private buses
Mangalore has the worst private buses in India. These private buses are dented, have engines that are nearly 30 years old, without any up-gradation. They emit black harmful smoke which cause air pollution. These private buses do not have doors, they do not have the GPS next stop announcement system and honk very badly throughout their journey. Majority of the private bus conductors in Mangalore never offer tickets to the passengers. Private buses are not color coded and they have very unprofessional looking colours and text painted on their exteriors.

The private buses are driven very rashly and violate the maximum speed limit within the city. These private buses cause many accidents in Mangalore city. Till date, Mangalore does not have a city bus stand, and the private buses are parked next to a fish market. Private buses are also responsible for damaging the orange rubber cones and denting the footpath steel boundaries at Jyothi circle and PVS circle.
Private buses are run by a mafia in Mangalore, and the useless Mangalore traffic police does nothing to put an end to this mafia.
However, the KSRTC city buses, auto rickshaw drivers, Ola and Uber drivers are very good and polite in Mangalore. I certainly hope that Mangalore city gets the Metro Rail very soon.

3. Nehru Maidan
Nehru Maidan is a sports practice ground in Mangalore which is now used for religious/communal activities. Every Saturday, you'll notice Hindu and Muslim functions happening in this ground. I don't understand why these functions can't be held in some other ground, away from the centre places of the city. During these functions, there will be heavy traffic jams around Nehru Maidan, and neighboring roads will be blocked. The road medians will be wrapped with dirty orange ribbons or dirty green ribbons. Some Hindutva activists deliberately violate the traffic rules by not wearing helmets during their processions. As usual, the useless Mangalore traffic police does nothing to stop these activists who intentionally violate the traffic rules.

Also the new clock tower coming up near Nehru Maidan is also getting coiled with dirty orange and dirty green ribbons. Unnecessary flex boards and banners are placed on the Mangalore roads, and after the functions, these Hindu and Muslim activists never remove the flex boards from the public places. Vandalism of public property is taken for granted in Mangalore.
#Radhika Nair on Nov 29, 2018 :
I hail from Kozhikode in Kerala. I have stayed in Bangalore and Chennai, and I'm currently living in Mangalore.
Earlier today, my sister had written her opinion. We both had received this link from a social media site.

I also agree with my sister's opinion that Mangalore is a very safe city for women.
I have never had any problem while staying in this city. When I was staying in Bangalore and some time in Chennai, the auto rickshaw drivers used to cheat me, and charge a lot of extra money. But, I have never faced this situation anytime in Mangalore. I travel daily in the auto rickshaw in Mangalore, and the drivers have never charged any extra amount. The transportation system in Mangalore is very safe for women.

I have gone through many reviews written by others, and they have said that the Indian media is spreading fake news about Mangalore for TRP. I too agree with their opinions, and recently even "Times Now" channel is propagating fake stories about Mangalore and Kerala. I do not know why they are targeting the Mangalore-Kerala region. According to me, Times Now is a nonsense news channel.

I very much feel at home in Mangalore, and it has lot of cultural similarities with Kerala. The people in Mangalore are very genuine and helpful, but sometimes I feel that they do not choose the correct people's representative. It is very unfortunate that news channels spread false information about Mangalore, which is a very peaceful city.
#Anonymous on Nov 29, 2018 :
I am a woman from Kerala, and I have been living in Mangalore since the past 12 years.
I find Mangalore very safe especially for women. I can freely walk out in the streets at night and travel in the bus safely at around 9 PM, without any problem.

It is the Indian media, which is reporting fake stories about Mangalore. The people in Mangalore are educated and very soft natured. Hence this educated city (just like a Kerala city) has become a soft target for the Indian media.
I request the people to never trust the Indian media, as they are trying to defame a safe city like Mangalore for no reason. Maybe, they get more viewership from some undeducated people from other parts of the country, by showing these fabricated stories.

Also, there is a news channel called "Times Now" which has zero meaningful content but a lot of noise pollution. Recently, I heard that even Times Now is showing fake stories about Mangalore. I have stopped watching this News channel along with several other news channels. Times Now does not like Kerala and Mangalore, for some reason.

Anyway, I always feel even today that Mangalore is a very safe city for women. Women are well respected in this coastal city.
#Anonymous on Oct 07, 2018 :
What others have mentioned about Karavali College Chairman is very true.

I am a former student of Karavali Institute of Technology and I have heard my lecturers tell me that the college Chairman S Ganesh Rao had threatened to slap them.
You heard me right - Chairman is going to SLAP lecturers. Anyway, he has abused many lecturers right in front of students. The salary paid to the lecturers were peanuts.

S Ganesh Rao has absolutely no humanity towards lecturers.

An advice to lecturers, please do no work under this Rogue S Ganesh Rao.

The poor lecturers could not leave the institute because the institute had forcibly taken their original markscards.
S Ganesh Rao has bribed the local media of Mangalore such as Udayavani and Daijiworld. They are paid heavily to only praise this Hooligan.
S Ganesh Rao has also bribed the police officials in Mangalore. No one will ever reveal you these things.
S Ganesh Rao also has his sidekicks in the institution such as Santhosh and Zeeshan, who help him in bribing the police and media people of Mangalore.
He had also distributed his worthless college Calendars to Udayavani for circulation last year, to enhance his image further in becoming a future MLA.
People in Mangalore will surely vote for these type of people.
Having stayed in Mangalore, I can tell you one thing that the people here do not speak out. People in Mangalore are good spectators.
Mangalore is NOT safe, according to me.

Corruption is rampant in Mangalore, and the Education sector is overhyped and worthless in this city nowadays.
#Anonymous on Oct 07, 2018 :
No, Mangalore is not safe.

At night, plenty of drunk car drivers and drunk bike riders never follow any rules in Mangalore. Chances of accidents are extremely high at night in Mangalore. In many scenarios, hit and run cases happen, where the victim won't even know who caused the accident.
The Cops in Mangalore accept bribe and never catch these drunkards.

Even the Drug trade, although illegal is steadily increasing in Mangalore.

The private bus mafia also pays bribe to the city Cops, and all the private buses spew out black smoke. Mangalore Private buses are THE WORST in India.
#Anonymous on Oct 07, 2018 :
Mangalore is definitely NOT a safe city.

There is a Rowdy named S Ganesh Rao, head of Karavali College in Mangalore, who is trying hard to become an MLA.

As the head of Karavali College, this thug (S Ganesh Rao) used to
1. Harass and abuse lecturers (both male and female). S Ganesh Rao used to use cuss words while addressing the lecturers and lab assistants.
2. Make them sign a bond and forcefully make them work in his pathetic institution for years. He used to collect the original markscards from the faculty members.
3. The lecturers were sent for marketing forcefully to other institutions without any reimbursements. His useless institution was to be marketed, which has no proper sanitation, no respect for faculty members and lab assistants.
4. Almost all the chairs in the labs of his pathetic College were broken or damaged. Lab Apparatuses rarely used to work, faculties were overburdened with too many subjects.
5. Karavali Institute of Technology always paid a bribe to AICTE, to retain their licence.
6. Ganesh Rao offered peanut salary to the lecturers, and considered them to be animals.
7. The photocopies of the lecturers markscards were used as the backside for printing the lab manuals of students.
8. S Ganesh Rao always pays a hefty bribe to the local news channels of Mangalore such as Udayavani and Daijiworld, who consider this Rowdy a saint.

People in Mangalore are Cowards and will vote for this Rowdy, who calls himself a great Educationalist.
#Anonymous on Feb 20, 2018 :
When goons such as S. Ganesh Rao can be branded as future MLA in Mangalore by the ocal Media, you can measure the power of Corruption in Mangalore.
#Anonymous on Oct 09, 2017 :
There are a few pathetic news channels such as Public TV, TV 9 and Daijiworld who are hell bent in disrupting the Communal Harmony in Mangalore.

Having spent 17 years in the city, I can assure you that Mangalore is a very safe and peaceful city.

Please do not trust the Pathetic Indian Media.
#Anonymous on Jul 09, 2017 :
Communal Clashes backed by some Politicians is the ONLY reason to worry about in Mangalore.

Around 90% of the people in Mangalore city are well educated.

Mangalore is still one of the safest cities in South Asia.
#Subba Bangera on May 02, 2017 :
I am south Canara born senior citizen now, and have watched progress of Mangalore from sleepy town to a Tier 3 town. However I am afraid it will loose it charm to unscrupulous building community and end up in disastrous like Bangalore.
Time to do an integrated town planning to sustain.
#Anonymous on Apr 22, 2017 :
Mangalore is a safe place to stay.

The Indian Media reports fake stories which are mostly negative about Mangalore. They rarely report good things about the city.

The Indian Media is pure nonsense.

I've been staying in Mangalore for 43 years, and have never witnessed any communal violence in this place.

Now I am spending my post-retirement days in this city.
#Anonymous on Apr 09, 2017 :
Mangalore is a lovely place.

I stayed there for 19 years, and it was safe. Now, I've finished my studies recently in Mangalore and have moved abroad.
I can tell you a fact that there were absolutely NO communal clashes in Mangalore.

Adding on to the earlier users, there are Horrible filthy news channels such as TV9 and Daijiworld who try to spoil the name of that city.

I miss Mangalore a lot.
#Anonymous on Apr 07, 2017 :
Daijiworld and TV9 are dirty news channels.
These news channels mostly show fabricated stories and try to defame Mangalore.
#Anonymous on Apr 06, 2017 :
Mostly the negative side of Mangalore is highlighted by pathetic news channels such as Daijiworld and TV9.

In reality, Mangalore is a peaceful city.

I have stayed in Mangalore for 24 years, and have travelled to other places in India.
#Anonymous on Mar 31, 2017 :
Third-rate news channels such as Daijiworld and TV9 are hell bent in reporting the negative side of Mangalore.
There are many positive stories regarding this city.
#AD on Mar 29, 2017 :
Communally incited violence is a moderate problem which needs to be put down with iron fist.Else a relatively good place to live
#Anonymous on Mar 28, 2017 :
Educated and polite people,apart from few communal problems no major crime cases .since 4 to 5 years people from neighbouring states come and settle here for business.
#Anonymous on Mar 26, 2017 :
Unfortunately, Communal clashes have happened in Mangalore during the recent years. These communal forces are backed by some politicians.
During the 80s and 90s, Mangalore was a very peaceful city.

Apart from the communal clashes, there are no problems when it comes to major crime in this city.
#Anonymous on Mar 23, 2017 :
There have been a few Communal disturbances reported in Mangalore.

But the city is better when it comes to women safety.
Robbery and pick-pocketing incidents are very rare in Mangalore.
#Anonymous on Mar 22, 2017 :
Communal related incidents are the only problem for crime in Mangalore city.

Apart from communal related incidents, Mangalore is a very safe city.

Mangalore is very safe for women.
#Anonymous on Mar 04, 2017 :
It is a calm city with less population. But the media highlights the wrong things. After all, which place in the world doesn't have problems?
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2016 :
You'll never find such calm and peaceful city anywhere in Karnataka.
#Jayakumar on Apr 13, 2016 :
I have lived in Mangalore for 32 years. Mangalore is a very safe city. Most people here are soft-spoken, educated, laid-back and gentle.
The Indian Media shows only the negative side of Mangalore for TRP.
#Manjunath on Mar 25, 2016 :
Mangalore is a very safe city. Please do not believe the Indian Media.
#Thanuj on Feb 11, 2016 :
People in Mangalore are polite and well mannered. The crime in Mangalore is very low.
#Naveen on Feb 04, 2016 :
Mangalore is a safe city. This city has a very high literacy rate and the people are educated.