Crime in Montevideo, Uruguay

Crime rates in Montevideo, Uruguay

Level of crime
64.07 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
75.12 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.26 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
61.50 High
Worries car stolen
51.57 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
63.15 High
Worries attacked
48.42 Moderate
Worries being insulted
34.38 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
12.03 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.78 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
65.25 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
62.23 High
Problem corruption and bribery
48.08 Moderate

Safety in Montevideo, Uruguay

Safety walking alone during daylight
67.53 High
Safety walking alone during night
34.72 Low

Contributors: 193

Last update: June 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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1 Comments so far
Milo on May 06, 2018:
I would advise everyone looking at this information to take it with a grain of salt and check their own countries' travel advisories for a more objective opinion. Crime has been a much discussed topic for a few years and locals tend to have very strong opinions on the subject.

As of May 2018, the US State Department classifies Uruguay as level 1: Exercise normal caution. Only Uruguay and Chile have this rating in South America.

Moreover, the 2018 Uruguay Crime and Safety Report states the following:

"While there are no "off limits" areas in Uruguay, there are neighborhoods within the Montevideo metropolitan area where a majority of violent crimes (homicides, carjackings, armed robberies) occur. These areas are Casabo, Cerro Norte, Cerro, La Teja, Casavalle, Borro, Marconi, 40 Semanas, Hipódromo, Villa Española, Malvín Norte, Bella Italia, and Tres Ombúes. American citizens are cautioned to avoid these areas."