Crime in San Salvador, El Salvador

Crime rates in San Salvador, El Salvador

Level of crime
83.78 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.67 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
59.80 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
75.00 High
Worries car stolen
68.33 High
Worries things from car stolen
76.00 High
Worries attacked
64.00 High
Worries being insulted
48.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
22.57 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
60.00 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
73.67 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
80.90 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
85.00 Very High

Safety in San Salvador, El Salvador

Safety walking alone during daylight
43.33 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
18.24 Very Low

Contributors: 77

Last update: July 2022

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
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
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2019:
I agree with Rodrigo's post.I'm a U S citizen who lived in El Salvador for almost 10 years prirorly.In each place mentioned I lived there 2 years.Santa Tecla,San Miguel,San Salvador,and 2 smaller city's being Usulutan and Sonsonate.If anyone living in El Salvador isn't alert regardless if they're a local or a forigner they'll soon find out they should've been.Day or night staying in the nicest areas it doesn't matter murders happen daily even in the smaller city's.Best advice mark El Salvador off of your list to visit let alone live there full time as I did.