Crime in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Crime rates in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Level of crime
88.15 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
84.80 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.31 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
85.50 Very High
Worries car stolen
81.52 Very High
Worries things from car stolen
78.29 High
Worries attacked
64.59 High
Worries being insulted
40.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
19.68 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
75.17 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
80.82 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
90.03 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.33 Very High

Safety in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Safety walking alone during daylight
34.74 Low
Safety walking alone during night
9.66 Very Low

Contributors: 308

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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8 Comments so far
Lucas on Nov 06, 2020:
I don't feel safe walking on the streets. Mugging is really really common here. When I go out, I put my good cellphone in my underwear and leave an old one in my pocket, just in case.
Alphonse Capone-Bolsonaro on Jul 04, 2019:
The crime is high, but only because of me and my gang

We run these streets homie
Jose on May 12, 2019:
There's a total lack of insecurity. I guess it has become the most dangerous city of Brazil. I feel afraid to be killed even during daylight. If you don't give any value to your life, it's a place to be.
Yassir tazi on Aug 24, 2018:
I was live for 1 year in Rio Grande De sul 2011 in city call canela -garamdo with my beautiful lovley x gf gaucha, I vitsied Porto Alegre. Caxie de sul .novo humguro , canela gramaro.... Is the most beautiful place I visted in my life, I never have problem in Rio Grande De sul , I have problem only in Sao paulo I get robber inside cafe the frist my day in Brazil.
Raymond on Feb 27, 2018:
American man here. So sad to hear how violent Porto Alegre has become in recent years. I was there in 2006 for a two week visit and found it to be quite a delightful city, especially compared to Sao Paulo and Rio. The first thing I noticed about POA as the plane was landing was how GREEN the landscape was, such a difference to the concrete jungle of Sao Paulo. I also visited Novo Hamburgo (Vale dos Sinos), and found it to be a wonderful city, and took a taxi to Praia de Torres, on the gaucho coast. Although the beaches of RS are not as nice as other areas of Brazil, the ride through the countryside from POA to Torres was beautiful. I'm glad I took photos, because I don't think I will ever visit that region again!
Eros on Feb 23, 2018:
By far the unsafest city I've ever been in Brazil. Full of shanytowns and slums. The city used to be good. If you live there, you pray everyday to god "thanks i'm still alive', since crime is totally out of control and people shot random people in the stret just for fun. I mean, ZERO SAFETY REGARDLESS DAY OR NIGHT. Visiting is very similar to any experience in Syria or Iraq.
Anonymous on Feb 19, 2018:
Last I checked Porto Alegre has a murder rate of 60 per 100,000 inhabitants per year. That's pretty bad. About 5 years ago it used to be 40 murders per 100,000 people per year.

That's just the homicide rate though, which is an awkward statistic to use since it gets inflated by gang wars. I'm not sure how you could find rates specific to theft, armed robberies, or even "latrocínio", all of which are more relevant than homicide rate for people like us.
Gibran Malheiros on Dec 29, 2017:
To live in Porto Alegre or any city of its metropolitan area is to live in a constant state of alertness.
You always have to be low profile, you can't have nice things, forget about using your headphone or smartphone in public places.
When you go home after work you fear you'll get mugged just because of your backpack, it could happen anywhere, in the street, in the bus, in the metro...

People like me that were born there are not really conscious about it and don't realise how severe it is, until you move to a different country.
Some fellow countryman here commented that Porto Alegre it's not that bad at all, I used to think the same.
It's the classical parable of a frog being slowly boiled alive, Porto Alegre has a civil war going on that people feel like home because they were born in it.