Crime in San Salvador, El Salvador

Crime rates in San Salvador, El Salvador

Level of crime
73.40 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
57.29 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.37 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
67.37 High
Worries car stolen
59.90 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
68.75 High
Worries attacked
57.03 Moderate
Worries being insulted
42.78 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
20.38 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.33 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
66.41 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
71.77 High
Problem corruption and bribery
76.67 High

Safety in San Salvador, El Salvador

Safety walking alone during daylight
49.48 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
27.63 Low

Contributors: 98

Last update: February 2024

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
Anonymous on Dec 11, 2023:
Answering to James

El Salvador is still a dangerous country in terms of theft and assault since poverty is still very high so be careful
James on Feb 25, 2023:
Nayib Bukele is doing an excellent job, el salvador is starting to be the safest country in latin america probably in the whole americas soon!
Can't wait to buy a house there.
Anonymous on Jun 19, 2022:
Don't recommend going to this country unless you have family there and can speak Spanish. Point is with family is that they know the good and bad parts of El Salvador, something a website can't tell you. From personal experience, the main cities are pretty bad like San Salvador.
el salvadorian on Oct 07, 2021:
this is all lies my country is very safe pls visit us