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Crime in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Crime rates in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Level of crime
81.91 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.02 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
67.93 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.31 High
Worries car stolen
62.10 High
Worries things from car stolen
74.19 High
Worries attacked
61.56 High
Worries being insulted
44.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
20.70 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
84.62 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
75.81 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
78.02 High
Problem corruption and bribery
83.99 Very High

Safety in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Safety walking alone during daylight
47.83 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
19.09 Very Low

Contributors: 95

Last update: July 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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7 Comments so far

#MIGUEL A SERRANO on Jun 02, 2017 :
Another note. There is something in Puerto Rico that some would call sexual harassment but it really is not. I am talking about Puertoricans and NOT illegal aliens. The term is called "piropos" is a flirtatious remark. That's it! It is not vulgar nor is it considered sexual harassment. It is very very common in Puerto Rico but IT IS NOT a call for sex or inn any way meaning disrespect. It is something very true to the local culture.
#MIGUEL A SERRANO on Jun 02, 2017 :
Just a couple of words. I lived for three years in Loiza which all say is the most dangerous place to live in Puerto Rico. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. As in any part of the USA if you are into drugs you will get in trouble. If you are partying and get out on hand you will get into trouble. If you go into a bar calling attention to yourself... you may get into trouble. And finally, There are drug point where people buy what they want... if you go there and it turns out that the dealer was off his corner... y and the dealer stand a chance of getting killed.

Most of us Boricuas are nice people and relaxed. We do have a rising population of illegal immigrants that have created havoc in our country. Most of the drug killings are local dealers defending their territory.

Oh and for those use to doing things the New York way... a word of caution... you will probably get hurt.

Miguel Serrano
#Anonymous on Mar 23, 2017 :
Sabrina, there is "Worries attacked" and "Worries being insulted". It covers many types of assaults of harassment.
#Sabrina on Mar 22, 2017 :
Please, can you do a category wich includes sexual assaults and/or street harassment.

There's almost nothing helpful for women here...!
#D Anne Anderson on Jun 10, 2016 :
Ok, yes it is technically america, and if you ask any local in casual conversation , the will say its still america.
but let me tell you...this island is for real.
I am from Harlem n.y.c. born and raised and I have been around boricua's , dominicans, and haitians for most of my life.
here in p.r. nothing really matters. life just happens.
#Maria Procaccino on Apr 29, 2016 :
This is the time for Puerto Rico to decide: cook or get out of the kitchen.
60% of the island voted FOR permanent Statehood. The first thing you notice when you travel around Puerto Rico is that while it has a Latin flavour, it is most decidedly mainland USA: WALGREENS, KMART,WALGREENS, Macy's, JC Penny, Marshall's, Sears, KFC, BURGER KING,MACARONI GRILL, OLIVE GARDEN, KRISPY KREAM,You name it: every mall and store you can find in any mainland US city. In fact, I do a lot of relocation and often get major complaints from Puerto Rican residents moving to Cincinatti or Kansas CIty about the LACK of stores and 24/7 Walgreens and supermakets they find in these cities.
While many if not most speak Spanish as their first language, the better educated and those interested in business all speak English.
if not statehood, What? a country that has no industry, no organized military( the police are a mess) no agriculture to sustain themselves, no GNP.
Statehood or Independence... neither is perfect but it's time to move forward.
#Jose M Lopez Sierra on Dec 27, 2014 :
Not true that there are 3 political status options for Puerto Rico

The United States (US) government has made Puerto Ricans believe that there are 3 political status options for Puerto Rico. That is a lie. The purpose for that is to have Puerto Ricans fight amongst themselves. The plan has been a huge success! Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States for 116 years, and judging by the 80% voter turnout in the colonial elections, the majority of us has not realized that we have been lied to.

In reality, there is only one option. The United Nations (UN) in 1960 determined that colonialism is a crime against humanity. Therefore, the only thing that Puerto Rico can do is to become her own nation. That means that the US must give Puerto Rico the sovereignty that the US illegally took away from her by virtue of the July 25, 1898 military invasion.

Thus far, the US government has ignored the 33 UN resolutions asking it to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. Instead, it has tried to hide these petitions, and at the same time appear to believe in democracy by pushing for plebiscites so that Puerto Ricans could decide between colonialism, being a US state, or independence (decolonization as required by the UN).

The problem with the US pushed plebiscites are that they:

1. don’t comply with international law that prohibits a nation to have a colony.
2. don’t comply with international law that requires the empire to give the sovereignty it illegally took away to its colony.
3. don’t comply with international law that requires that to have free elections, that country must be free first.
4. have 2 options that are not permitted by international law- continuing being a colony and becoming a state of the country that has the colony. For the option of becoming a state of the country that has the colony to be considered, the colony must first become her own nation (decolonized).

This is why we have to peacefully protest 3 times a year until the US government complies with the UN resolutions for Puerto Rico decolonization.

José M López Sierra
www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com