Crime in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Crime rates in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Level of crime
83.81 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
71.88 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.94 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
79.67 High
Worries car stolen
70.96 High
Worries things from car stolen
72.60 High
Worries attacked
57.19 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.35 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
28.86 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
74.62 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
77.65 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
83.90 Very High
Problem corruption and bribery
89.37 Very High

Safety in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Safety walking alone during daylight
46.54 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
15.40 Very Low

Contributors: 818

Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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
Achim Harding on May 20, 2024:
I plan to go to São Paulo in November.
Fernando Haddad on Mar 16, 2024:
Sao Paulo is not dangerous. just look around and stay alert. Crime been decreasing last years.
Anonymous on Feb 04, 2024:
Murders in São Paulo has significantly decreased in 2023, But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t let your guard down. Follow safety precautions and avoid any areas that no one would want to go, and stick to tourist spots.
Camila on Jul 19, 2022:
Ao sair na rua a qualquer horário voce corre o risco de ser roubado ou ate morto por causa de um celular ou qualquer outra coisa fútil. Não importa o bairro, não existe lugar seguro aqui, nem dentro da sua própria casa voce está seguro. Se não for roubado na rua o governo te rouba de alguma maneira, recolhendo seus impostos e não reaplicando em melhorias para o país. Se não for o governo te roubando, alguém certamente em algum momento irá aplicar um golpe em voce para tentar te roubar. Bem vindos ao Brasil um lugar onde é muito fácil ser criminoso.