Crime in Salvador, Brazil

Crime rates in Salvador, Brazil

Level of crime
90.00 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
89.83 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.81 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
88.98 Very High
Worries car stolen
77.16 High
Worries things from car stolen
77.54 High
Worries attacked
64.22 High
Worries being insulted
54.82 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
32.76 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
80.93 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
81.25 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
92.67 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
92.37 Very High

Safety in Salvador, Brazil

Safety walking alone during daylight
24.17 Low
Safety walking alone during night
5.42 Very Low

Contributors: 60

Last update: April 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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3 Comments so far

#Lisa on Mar 06, 2019 :
Yes i was here in 2008 didnt see or hear of any crime but saw lots of begging and hustling people selling things on the beach being very forceful into you buying stuff. One young lad took a can of coke from me i was about to drink. I was told not to go on the beach at night on my own it looked peaceful but dark and kind of spooky i did go out of the hotel but only at the hotel grounds i didnt use the beach i was only there for 3 days. Hotel staff lovely i cant remember what hotel it was but you could walk out of the hotel onto the beach it was that close. Would i go back here no i wouldnt i didnt feel safe it was to hot and not really much to do. Some of the group i was with fell quite ill with stomach problems
#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.