Crime in Mangalore, India

Crime rates in Mangalore, India

Level of crime
25.70 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
32.97 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
23.47 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
21.10 Low
Worries car stolen
21.67 Low
Worries things from car stolen
20.19 Low
Worries attacked
26.01 Low
Worries being insulted
22.79 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.32 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
26.34 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
25.06 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
24.72 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
35.67 Low

Safety in Mangalore, India

Safety walking alone during daylight
79.33 High
Safety walking alone during night
71.44 High

Contributors: 159

Last update: January 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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58 Comments so far
Prasad on Jan 08, 2021:
It is unfortunate that Mangalore is not yet separated from Karnataka. Karnataka government is now run by Hindutva militants. I forgot to mention, the entire Indian government itself is run by Hindutva militants. Some people in Mangalore are foolish to think that these Hindutva militants will develop their city. For your information, VHP calls out Muslims and Christians as evil enemies of India. The RSS blatantly believes and practises the ideology of its founders

"In this land (India), Hindus are the owners, Parsis and Jews are guests, Muslims and Christians are dacoits".

This is the ideology and motives of the Indian government and Karnataka government. Like many others have mentioned in the Quality of Life page, the only hope for Mangalore is to merge with Kerala. Kerala is the only state in India at present, that treats all religions equally.
Kerala for more than thousands of years has welcomed all religions and treated them with care and respect, and it still continues to do so. See the history of Kochi and Kozhikode. There are reliable sources to prove all these facts. Don't read the rubbish of the IT cell posted in sites such as Twitter, Quora, YouTube and Facebook.
I say with certainty that Kerala is the best state in India at present. The border city Mangalore should be merged with Kerala as soon as possible. Mangalore will be absolutely safe in Kerala's hands.
Pushpa on Jan 02, 2021:
Mangalore is a nice place to visit. I had stayed there for a few years and it is a very safe place and the crimes are very low. I come from Nilgiris district, and although the climate was different down there, I liked that place and hope to visit again. Nilgiris district is an 8 hour drive from Mangalore.
Haneef on Dec 19, 2020:
I have lived in Mangaluru, Bengaluru, Mysuru and Dharwad. I can say with certainty that these rankings are fake.
Entire Karnataka state is a laboratory of Hindutva terror. They spew hatred against the 2 religious minorities. This is very common nowadays in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad and Belagavi.

Throughout Karnataka, most people don't follow rules and discipline. People overtake through a narrow gap from the left side of the road, they don't wear helmets and face masks. Vehicles emit toxic smoke and morons rule the roads and highways.

Mangaluru Smart City project is complete rubbish. Roads are dug foolishly and plenty of corruption exists in this nonsensical 'Smart City' project. Entire Karntaka and all its cities and towns are horrible places to live.
Ajay P on Oct 04, 2020:
Surprising to read these stats. If at all, Mangalore has topped the Quality of Life survey among Indian cities, then it's only due to the people and NOT because of the Government.
Both the State and Central Government facilities in Mangalore are absolutely horrible. All the present Indian politicians and also all the Karnataka politicians are of no use to Mangalore.
All Indian politicians and the Media are awful and miserable.
As of 2020, the Human Development Index (HDI) of Mangalore exceeds 0.9 and it's in the "Very High" development category.
Apart from Mangalore & Kerala's Kochi and Trivandrum, I can't think of any other Indian city having HDI exceeding 0.9 in 2020.
And yet, all the Indian politicians have completely ignored this place.
In my opinion, Mangalore, Kerala and Goa are much more developed than the rest of India. But the Government grants land and incentives in some other places for placing industries. This is why the people from these 3 places are forced to migrate to other cities for job opportunities.
Regarding littering in public places, that's still done by some people. Other than that, Kerala, Mangalore and Goa are as developed as Eastern Europe in my opinion.
rahulraj on Jun 28, 2020:
The comments mentioned below by #Karthik and #Usha are totally out of the world..They dont even know what they are talking about. They speak as if they have come from Devaloka heaven. One thing for sure. If u cannot live in a clean and prosperous city like Mangalore then you cannot live in any part of India.!
Karthik on Jun 27, 2020:
I completely agree with you #Usha C.
The private buses along with the narrow roads are directly or indirectly responsible for hundreds of road deaths in Mangalore every year.
In many roads there are no speed-breakers and humps. These private bus drivers behave as racing car drivers and rule the roads. The white-topping of these narrow roads are just an eyewash.
Not sure how many more people will lose their lives in Mangalore due to these rashly driven private buses and worst road infrastructure. All the officials, bureaucrats and ministers have been totally ignorant to the plight of the common-man and daily travellers.
I myself have been a victim of road accidents multiple times in Mangalore. I am among the very few fortunate ones to have survived. The private bus drivers in Mangalore don't have any humanity. They are not bothered even if they crush 2-wheelers, cars in an accident. All these private bus goons and their bosses are above the law over here.
And also, I don't trust the crime index mentioned in this page.
Usha C on Jun 26, 2020:
One of the things I don't like about Mangalore are the town private buses. I prefer calling this place a town, not a city.
These local private buses are run by gangsters. All the town private bus drivers are hooligans. In Mangalore the private buses are terribly outdated. They are not even of BS III standards!. Even towns like Hubli have got BRTS infrastructure, but Mangalore is stuck in stone-age, when it comes to bus transport.
First of all the roads in Mangalore town are very narrow. The private buses occupy atleast 9/10th of the widest roads! They also do not care if they collide with two-wheelers. All these private bus driver goons are above the law here. I find it absolutely scary and terrifying to ride a two-wheeler in Mangalore. It is all because of these town local private buses.
Moreover, all the private buses emit thick black smoke and are the main causes of air pollution in this town, along with chemical/petrochemical industries and trash burning. The officials are scared to take any action against these private bus owners and drivers.
The Karnataka government also does not want to improve the bus infrastructure in this town. Karnataka government is only concerned about Bangalore and Hubli.
Needless to say again, Karnataka government is the worst and the most corrupt government in India. They have deliberately ignored Mangalore. It is not just MP and MLA, the entire Karnataka government itself is pathetic and biased. All the Karnataka politicians (present and past) should be impeached.
Mukesh on Jun 01, 2020:
I always knew that Mangalore, Mysore and Thiruvananthapuram are good places to live. As the other person rightly commented - "We are humans first". We should be compassionate to every living being. Mutual kindness and compassion are absolutely necessary in the present world.
Naeem on May 24, 2020:
This is my opinion. Read only if you are not offended.
I would like to point out that Kerala is a better state in terms of governance. The RSS is always spreading hate about 2 religions. The entire Karnataka is purely an RSS controlled state.
Karnataka is the puppet of RSS and Sangh Parivar in South India.

RSS has hatred towards those 2 religions, both of which are abundant in Mangalore.
With the large scale migration of Malayalees to Mangalore, the sense of togetherness with Kerala has become stronger.
With the exception of language and political affiliation, Mangalore and Kerala are exactly the same - both historically and even in the present. There is absolutely no difference between Kerala and Mangalore.
If the capital of Kerala is shifted from that remote corner Thiruvananthapuram to a centrally located Thrissur for example, then there is a high chance of Mangalore merging with Kerala.
In terms of geography, culture, language and way of living, Mangalore is purely an odd-man-out in Karnataka. All Karnataka cities (Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum) have an elevation of well over 700 m. Mangalore is at sea level. The connectivity between Mangalore and Kerala is far better than with any other city in Karnataka. During the monsoon, both the road and rail connectivity totally shuts down between Karnataka cities and Mangalore. However, the road and rail connectivity between Kerala and Mangalore is seamless throughout the year, without any disruptions.
Sajeesh M on May 04, 2020:
I disagree with Mr. Raghu's opinion. Kerala people settled in Mangalore are well-mannered and hard-working. If there is a city outside Kerala that is most similar to Kochi, Trivandrum, Kozhikode and Kannur, then that city is Mangalore. But then again, there are few differences too.
Connectivity between Kerala and Mangalore is very essential.
But coming to the negative aspects of Mangalore, the private bus drivers are known for rash driving. For the past 20 years, there is no improvement on the condition of private buses in Mangalore.
Anonymous on Apr 29, 2020:
I suggest people to rethink their mindset about Indian states. State borders are mere imaginary lines drawn on a map. A citizen of India is free to travel and permanently settle in any part of the country.
But now during the Covid-19 crisis, politicians have sealed all the state borders. This is a very bad decision.
The closing of all the state borders including those of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, AP, Maharashtra and all other Indian states contradicts the core principle of ONE INDIA.
I firmly believe that India does not require state borders and district borders. The issues faced by other states and districts are the problems of the entire country, not just the individual state or district.
I suggest all the politicians of this country, not to divide people for getting votes. We are humans first.
Raghu on Apr 23, 2020:
The voices are growing stronger day by day to form a separate state jointly comprising - Mangalore and Udupi.
I fully support the formation of a separate state (Mangalore and Udupi together).
Mangalore has always been completely neglected by the Karnataka government and its people. Karnataka government is only bothered about Bangalore. Mangalore zone is linguistically, culturally and geographically totally different from the rest of Karnataka.
Mangalore's border state Kerala also hates this city. This is evident from social media sites. Kerala wants to spread Covid-19 to Mangalore.
I also wish that all train services from Kerala to Mangalore get permanently canceled. For Mangalore, connectivity to Kerala is of no use.
Shashank on Apr 11, 2020:
These regional news channels such as TV9 Kannada, News18 Kannada, Digvijay news, Public TV and Malayalam news channels like Asianet, Mathrubhumi, etc. are always spreading fake news in Mangalore.
These news channels are worse than horror movies. They higher criminals as their news anchors.
Even during this Covid-19 phase, these above mentioned news channels are highly sensationalizing and spreading nonsense news to all the people.
The Information & Broadcasting Ministry of India should take very strict action against these instigating and fake news mongering regional news channels of Karnataka and Kerala. The journalism of these Karnataka and Kerala news channels are disastrous and atrocious.
Sneha on Feb 13, 2020:
Forget about what the media has to say. Mangalore is a very safe city to live.
The Indian Media is complete rubbish.
I have walked alone on the streets many times at night in this city.
Mangalore is very safe for women. But people lack civic sense everywhere in India, not just Mangalore.
Ramnath on Feb 09, 2020:
Fully agree with you Mr. Anonymous. People having zero civic sense are increasing in Mangalore. I totally condemn their activities of playing 24x7 loudspeakers and bursting loud firecrackers 24x7. Is there any law and order in Mangalore? Mangalore police is among the most corrupt organizations.
One thing I can tell you is people are afraid to speak out. The Mangalore police and that political party that you've mentioned will arrest innocent people and put them behind bars for speaking out. Only an idiot will say that Mangalore is a safe city.
Anonymous on Feb 09, 2020:
Are these ratings some kind of a joke?
Some people in Mangalore have ZERO civic sense. Near my house, during "Bhuta Kola" activities, people play songs on lousdpeakers 24x7 for an entire week every year. They are so loud that houses even half a kilometre away from this place, suffer badly 24x7 from this extreme noise pollution.
Add to this, loud firecrackers are relentlessly bursted all through the night. How can the people in the neighbourhood even sleep?
Do these few Mangalorean morons realize that people are suffering badly due to their activities?
Is there any way to stop this? No chance I believe.
The Mangalore police are highly biased, most corrupt and totally useless. They too support these nonsensical people with ZERO civic sense. The entire police force of Mangalore are puppets of that XYZ political party, who are the culprits behind these activities.
A majority of the cream of Mangalore have migrated to other places. Now many unemployed youth are enjoying the remittances flowing from the Gulf and other cities. They can bribe the police and make the entire neighbourhood suffer because of their ZERO civic sense and shameful manners, especially during Bhuta Kola, Dasara and Diwali.
Manish on Jan 28, 2020:
The communal sensitivity in Mangalore is politically driven. It will not have any impact on a person who stays away from politics.
Mangalore is geographically located exactly at the meeting point of the right-wing politics of Karnataka and the left-wing politics of Kerala.

Both Karnataka government and Kerala government exercise their political power at Mangalore. This leads to the right-wing and left-wing friction called "communal sensitivity".

This political friction is the only reason for the communal sensitivity that's prevalent in Mangalore. A common man will not be impacted by this political friction in any way.

If you don't involve yourself in politics, you can lead an absolutely peaceful and safe life in Mangalore.
Sagar on Jan 15, 2020:
Another point I have to tell you is, Karnataka government assigns inexperienced police officials to Mangalore.
We have tolerated the politicians and media for 70 years. Now they are a bane to the society. They're of no use to us.
The world views India as highly unsafe and undeveloped place. Media enjoys in feeding the negative side to the world. And, no politician wants to develop and improve India's global image.
Sagar on Jan 15, 2020:
We people in Mangalore have completely lost trust in the Politicians and the Media.
Is there any politician who wants to improve the Passport strength Index of India?
All the Indian news channels and all politicians are a burden to this planet.
Vibin on Jan 04, 2020:
I am from Kannur, Kerala and I still feel that Mangalore is very safe to live. I travel everyday to Mangalore via train from Kannur. Crimes such as robbery, molestation, abuse and murder are very very rare in Mangalore.
The Media houses of both Karnataka and Kerala are controlled by crony uneducated politicians of Bangalore and Kochi.
I personally like Mangalore more than any other place/town/city in Kerala or Karnataka.
Chaitreya H on Jan 03, 2020:
We people in Mangalore are fed up of political parties. Both Karnataka and Kerala governments are spoiling this peaceful place.
All over social media, you'll hear that Mangalore people are uneducated, illiterate, narrow-minded, but other people from Karnataka and Kerala are broad-minded, peaceful and so on.
We Mangalore-Udupi people don't need any connection with that Bangalore only Karnataka or Kochi-Travancore only Kerala. Both Karnataka and Kerala people are highly racist towards Mangaloreans and bitterly despise us. These 2 diabolical Karnataka-Kerala governments use their puppet Media channels and insult both Mangalore and Udupi people.

It is high time for a new separate Tulu state to be formed consisting of Mangalore and Udupi only.
We are sick and tired of both Karnataka and Kerala, 2 evil states surrounding us.

To maintain peace, it's better to get separated from Karnataka once and for all. Karnataka and Kerala doesn't need a pathetic, horrible and worst place like Mangalore. Better created a separate state for the Tulu people comprising of Mangalore and Udupi soon.
We are not worthy to live with the so-called "broad minded " people of Bangalore or Kochi-Trivandrum. The people are angels over there.

A separate state will do a world of good.
We want a separate Tulu state as soon as possible.
Anand on Dec 26, 2019:
I am from Mysore.
Mangalore should soon build a new International airport around its vicinity. Mangalore is Karnataka's most developed city and fastest growing city, after Bangalore.

The extension of the runway in the existing Airport isn't possible due to it being a Tabletop airport. Hence the only other solution to cater to this major city is to soon build a new spacious International Airport. I think the PPP model will work well for the new International airport. Hence major International carriers will operate from Mangalore.

Oh, and contrary to what some of you might think, all the people from Mysore, its surrounding districts and the local people of Bangalore like Mangalore very much.

Even the humid climate of Mangalore is good for health because it mitigates coughs, common cold, arthritis, sinus, eye infection and dry skin diseases.

Right now, Mangalore is unofficially treated as Karnataka's 2nd administrative and financial capital by most politicians. I hope that Mangalore's 2 Railway Stations are brought into the South Western Railway (SWR) zone as soon as possible.
Rakesh on Dec 26, 2019:
Karnataka government considers Mangalore as its Dustbin.
All the politicians from Karnataka treat this city as the state's waste dumpyard.
Most of the people from the Old Mysore Region and Bangalore have a very bad opinion about Mangalore.
Moreover, majority of the Malayalees from Kochi, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram also have a strong dislike and bad opinion about Mangalore.
But most of the people from Goa, Hubli-Dharwad, Karwar, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, Raichur, Kasargod, Kannur and Kozhikode have a very good opinion about Mangalore.
I am very honest regarding all these statements.
Vaibhav Gupta on Dec 25, 2019:
Yes, I too feel that all the people in Mangalore should not vote anymore.
Let the voter turnout in Mangalore be 0 henceforth.
The politicians are of absolutely no use to this place.
The contribution of the Government to Mangalore's development during the past 70 odd years is very meagre and almost negligible. All the elected past and present MLAs and MPs of that region are totally useless, and win elections by hurting the religious sentiments.

Mangalore has and will develop on its own through the Private Sector only.
I believe that its infrastructure such as existing Airport, a new spacious Airport (absolutely necessary), roads, transport, electricity, port, water supply, parks and beaches can be taken care by Private Firms.
I am also aware that the Mangalore-Udupi region people give utmost importance to Education. They are also very successful in Entrepreneurship. Unfortunately they migrate to other cities, instead of developing their own city.
To conclude, Mangalore's future lies in the hands of its own people and the Private sector. From now on, Mangalore needs to be totally independent from the Government and its activities.
G Varghese on Dec 22, 2019:
Having lived in Mangalore for many years, I don't understand why the people over there are voting. The politicians aren't doing any progress, instead they're only causing harm.

Whatever development has happened in Mangalore is mainly due to the private sector. One thing I can definitely say that Mangalore is a very safe city to live.

Your Airport also needs immediate upgradation. People in Mangalore should realize that all the politicians in India are useless to them. Mangalore is one of the few places in India that can develop on its own, without any political support.

People need to have faith in the law and trust the police.

But my kind advice for the Mangalore people is
1. Never trust any politician in India. Never vote for any politician. They are all harmful.
2. Never trust the Indian Media or any Indian journalist. These news channels, newspapers combined with the Trolls of Twitter will spread, instigate and magnify fake rumours at your place, for their TRP.

I feel protective about this city where I studied and worked. Hence I want it to still remain as a safe and prosperous city in the years to follow.
Ajay on Dec 20, 2019:
I hope this website tolerates Freedom of Speech. What I'll be saying here are real facts.
As of December 20th & onwards, there is a complete Lockdown in Mangalore.
All Shops including medical stores are closed. Doctor clinics are shut down.
There is absolutely no internet available. Road transport is completely suspended.

Why is Karnataka destroying Mangalore and making it the only city to suffer?

I am right now staying at Manjeswaram in Kerala (20 km from Mangalore) and writing these comments.
Dictatorship in India is showing its true colour at the moment. The worst is yet to come.

I am warning all the politicians of Karnataka, Kerala and throughout India - Don't mess with religious sentiments of the people across the Mangalore region.
Both Karnataka and Kerala governments consider the Mangalore-Kasargod zone as a DUSTBIN and a DUMPING GROUND.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/%E2%80%98kasargod-not-dustbin-chuck-errant-police-officers%E2%80%99-kerala-hm-trolled-cops-transfer-37648

The "Bangalore only" Karnataka government and the "Travancore only" Kerala government have both completely destroyed Mangalore and Kasargod.
Absolutely no company wants to invest over here.
Now the Karnataka government is planning to steal all the water flowing around Mangalore and send it to Bangalore and Kolar.

The Bangalore based Karnataka politicians think that Mangalore people are worse than animals.

If at all, Mangalore has topped the Quality of Life in India in this website in all parameters, then it's only due to the Educated, Hard-working and highly Entrepreneurial people from this region. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Karnataka, Kerala or the India central government. But these 3 governments are hell-bent in treating Mangalore-Kasargod region people as slaves.

Mangalore-Udupi-Kasargod together should definitely and forcefully form a separate Tulu state, as soon as possible.
Muhammad Habeeb on Dec 19, 2019:
What the Media and news channels show about Mangalore is completely fake, and they are selling fake drama to get more TRP.
Stop watching these Media jokers and your mind will be peaceful. I am a native Mangalorean Muslim, and believe me, there is absolutely NO Hindu-Muslim animosity in Mangalore. Mangalore is a very peaceful and posh city. But all the news channels are Garbage in every sense of the word!
There are a few politicians who depend on religion instead of Development to get votes.
Whatever news stories are shown about Mangalore by the Indian media is absolutely fake.
Don't ever trust any news channel of India !
Jayanth on Dec 02, 2019:
Hi, I am Jayanth from Bangarapet in Kolar district. I had studied in Mangaluru and am presently working in Bengaluru.
During my stay at Mangaluru, I found that the Mangaluru Kannada accent is the softest accent of Kannada. There are absolutely no cuss words, no swear words in the Mangaluru version of Kannada. It sounded very poetic to me. It's probably due to the polite nature of many people in Mangaluru. I feel Mangaluru city has some amount of European culture, and is similar to Kolar Gold Fields which is very close to Bangarapet. Mangaluru city is probably much more urbane and westernized in its outlook than Kolar Gold Fields or even the older Whitefield locality of Bengaluru. Whitefield and Kolar Gold Fields were the places where Anglo-Indians used to stay some decades ago.

But what I didn't like about Mangaluru was that the politeness of many of its residents were taken for granted. People are not fighting with the elected representatives to upgrade the infrastructure. Mangaluru is one of the very few places in Karnataka where Strikes get very poor response from the people. In Mangaluru, the city Private Buses are absolutely terrible and no MLA or MP wants to upgrade the public transportation facilities, or introduce Electric Buses or Metro Rail.
The highways and railways connecting Mangaluru to other Karnataka cities are also awful to say the least. National Highways are filled with dangerous potholes and no elected politician is keen on getting the national highways permanently repaired.
The railway connectivity, especially to Sakleshpur and Hassan is pathetic. The average speed of trains running from Mangaluru to Sakleshpur is just 20 to 25 km / hour !!! Preposterous, but a True fact !
The Airport is lacking any growth despite many people willing to move elsewhere, even abroad for work. The Airport Runway is too small and very deadly indeed. People simply cannot force or fight with their elected representatives - MLAs and MPs to upgrade the public transport facilities. Tiny flyover constructions are taking decades and are incomplete even to this day.
These are some of the classic examples of politeness, lack of assertiveness and their consequences.
Sujoy Das on Nov 11, 2019:
Mangalore is arguably the safest city in India. I come from West Bengal, and have travelled the entire coastal Karnataka stretch from Mangalore to Karwar. The people are very hospitable, polite and friendly. Crimes against women are almost Nil in this place.
But one concern here is that, Ganja is being grown in the Western Ghats and being supplied to Mangalore. Students who are new to this city become victims of the Ganja suppliers. I don't think local people in Mangalore ever get involved in Ganja related activities. This problem has to be solved by the local police.

But I feel that Mangalore is one of the best places to live in India. The beaches are pristine, and the forests to the east of Mangalore are calm and serene. The encircling rivers are also good places to spend the evening.
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 .

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2470382849650022&id=100000349946474&set=a.198801266808203&source=48

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?