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Crime in Salvador, Brazil

Crime rates in Salvador, Brazil

Level of crime
93.09 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
93.48 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.52 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
91.30 Very High
Worries car stolen
78.33 High
Worries things from car stolen
78.80 High
Worries attacked
66.67 High
Worries being insulted
54.44 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
31.11 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
82.61 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
80.32 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
94.44 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
91.85 Very High

Safety in Salvador, Brazil

Safety walking alone during daylight
22.34 Low
Safety walking alone during night
3.72 Very Low

Contributors: 47

Last update: November 2017

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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4 Comments so far

#lol on Sep 20, 2015 :
Very scary place, specially at night. Lucky we had friends to help, but we felt vulnerable. Saw many crimes such as robbing and drug dealing, but did not affect us directly
#Baiano on Apr 07, 2015 :
Salvador is indeed a dangerous city. Although one should be aware of unsafe conditions while on the streets (by foot or in a vehicle), safety depends mostly on the place and the moment of the day. One should avoid going to the peripheral areas of the city and some "Favelas" unless necessary, as some spots are taken by gangs commanded by heavy-armed drug dealers. On the other hand, there are still some relatively safe places in the city, such as high-standard neighborhoods and touristic spots (Barra, Vitoria, Canela, Itaigara, among others). I lived here for 5 years and I was robbed only once, while taking a bus. Just taking some basic precautions and being aware of my surroundings. It's a beautiful place, such a shame that is so unsafe.
#Mugged on Mar 02, 2014 :
It is not uncommon for bandits come into a restaurant or shopping center and make everyone hostage. They come with guns and grenades and they go away long before the police show up.. If the police show up.. The police have only their stick and maybe a small gun so it is better let the bad guy doing their job without boring them.
#thestupidforeigner.com on Dec 02, 2013 :
I have been warned by many many people not to visit this city unless I would like to be robbed, including by a person who has hosted over 500 foreign visitors of which many were robbed! It might be a beautiful place but visit with caution.