Crime in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Crime rates in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Level of crime
81.52 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
90.91 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
77.08 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
79.35 High
Worries car stolen
72.83 High
Worries things from car stolen
76.14 High
Worries attacked
78.41 High
Worries being insulted
63.16 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
45.24 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
66.67 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
78.41 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
84.78 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
89.77 Very High

Safety in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Safety walking alone during daylight
53.12 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
34.38 Low

Contributors: 24

Last update: July 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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5 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 11, 2019:
I visited there many times, and fortunately I did have a bad experience. Stayed at a resort over looking the beauty of the ocean on the stripe, I feel personally you have to take precautions everywhere you go even in the US you not safe. Yes the crime rate is very high very And yes in this country you would be afraid,if you link up with the right guide you will see this as a beautiful country that you hate to stay away from. People experiences are different be careful and stay safe in your travel's wherever you go.
Jean Smith on Feb 26, 2019:
I am 64 yrs old slightly built English lady, I was with a Jamacian guide walking to a Church, a young man with a young child game behind me a punched me hard 3 times on my shoulder,calling me vile filthy names and screaming obscenities at me. The locals just carried on about there business.
He then tracked me down in church for more abuse.
Enough said, that was my experience,decide for your self where to visit and spend your hard earned money.
Anonymous on Feb 08, 2019:
Go anywhere else for vacation. People get raped or sexually harassed even in the resorts. The chance of an armed attack at a resort is high. This place is in a state of emergency.
Allan Woods on Dec 30, 2018:
Do not assume you are safe on the resorts. There have been several reports of rape and sexual assaults carried out by hotel security guards on some of the top resorts throughout Jamaica. Do not walk about the resorts alone at night. They are not safe.
Anonymous on Jun 28, 2018:
This place is under a security lockdown, so avoid all unnecessary travel.