Crime in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Crime rates in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Level of crime
86.51 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
82.79 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
83.33 Very High
Worries being mugged or robbed
82.79 Very High
Worries car stolen
80.56 Very High
Worries things from car stolen
81.97 Very High
Worries attacked
83.06 Very High
Worries being insulted
73.81 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
76.59 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
80.65 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
84.27 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
87.70 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.10 Very High

Safety in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Safety walking alone during daylight
27.38 Low
Safety walking alone during night
8.33 Very Low

Contributors: 63

Last update: March 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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9 Comments so far

#Samantha on Feb 20, 2017 :
Are you from Mexico or SA This is for Pietermaritzburg. Baie Dom!
#RE: Mexico beats South Africa on Feb 04, 2017 :
...rankings are from serious, credible expert sources outside of local machinery. It's not surprising that Mexico turns out to be the more dangerous country (this has long been common knowledge in the right circles). Google the abbreviated sources if you don't know them and be careful of what you read on South African forums, blogs and twitters. They frequently give out inaccurate, biased information. You can see this influence on the crime index here. Completely bizarre.
#Glaring discrepancies on Feb 04, 2017 :
South Africa vs. Mexico security and corruption risk...

iJET | ISOS | Maplecroft | US State Dept Travel Warning issued? | TI (graft) 1 (lowest) > 176 (highest)

South Africa = Moderate | Moderate | High | No | 64

Mexico = High | Moderate to high | Very high | Yes | 123

#Suspicious on Jul 29, 2016 :

How is it that a city such as San Salvador ranks below 4 South African cities when it's astronomically more dangerous than all of them? It's the way South Africans (hyper sensy) look at crime in relation to many of the other countries and cities listed. That's the smoking gun right there.

Three tourists were shot to death in Medellin, Columbia in the space of a fortnight recently – the city is 98th.
#Suspicious on Jul 11, 2016 :
There are a very suspicious number of South African cities at the top of the list. I think I know the reason why, and it has nothing to do with reality.
#MONICA KEARNS on Jul 06, 2016 :
I was mugged in Burger Street Pietermaritzburg,@ 06H40 today on my way to work, the street children in Pietermaritzburg
has become a real problem, a law on there own and the SAPS does not seem to have any control over this matter, on arrival at work I tried to contact the Jabu Ndlovu Street SAPS three times to file a report to my avail the phone just rang and rang, so please beware of this increasing menace
#Daniel on Mar 22, 2016 :
Crime in Maritzburg is spiralling out of control, Alexandra Police is one of the worst stations ever, you even give them leads but they don't follow up on them. I am from Cleland and many house break ins are taking place all over Hayfields, Bellevue, Scottsville areas. Please can the police actually start doing their jobs and be held accountable to follow up on opened case numbers etc.. don't just forget about it!!!!
#Anonymous on Jan 21, 2016 :
At pmb crime is high especial at slaang sprut i told the police that i will show them place wheree wunga and nsangu sold they scared to go there alexsanda polic
#paula on May 15, 2015 :
I have moved away from SA after 30 years - Maritzburg is a place i love - but my childrens safety and my future is more important - dont compare crime with south america! dont compare it with other SA cities - take a look at europe - its so safe here - we have no perspective because our standards are so low - sadly i based my decision on my fellow south africans behaviour - not on some second hand opinion - we were robbed repeatedly - police didnt come - private security and electric fences is no way to live - i hope to come back some day but right now - no chance.