Top 5 Cities with The Highest Crime in South Africa

Feb 15,
According to statista In 2023, South Africa ranked first in the crime index among African cities, scoring roughly 82 index points. The five most dangerous areas on the continent were South African cities. Furthemore, Durban and Johannesburg followed, with a score of 80.9 and 80.7, respectively. The index estimates the overall level of crime in a specific territory. According to the score, crime levels are classified as very high (over 80), high (60-80), moderate (40-60), low (20-40), and very low (below 20).
Top 5 Cities with The Highest Crime in South Africa

#1 - Pretoria

Pretoria is South Africa's administrative capital, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government, and as the host to all foreign embassies to South Africa. Pretoria straddles the Apies River and extends eastward into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains.


#2 - Durban

Durban is a city in South Africa, located on the east coast of the country, overlooking the Indian Ocean. It's the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province and the third most populated city in South Africa. Durban is known for its sunny beaches, attractions, and outdoor activities. It's also rich in history, with museums and historical gems that showcase the city's past.


#3 - Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city in South Africa's Gauteng province. It is the country's largest and wealthiest city, and the economic powerhouse of the continent. Johannesburg is also the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

#4 - Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is a major seaport city in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. It's also known as "The Windy City" or "The Friendly City". The South African government officially changed the city's name to Gqeberha in February 2021. The name comes from the Xhosa name for the Baakens River, which runs through the city. Gqeberha is South Africa's fifth largest city, with a surface area of 251 square kilometers. It's known for its many beaches and wildlife reserves

Cape Town

#5 - Cape Town

Cape Town is a city in South Africa. It's the capital of the Western Cape province and the second-largest city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. Cape Town is located on the southwest coast of South Africa, at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula, about 30 miles north of the Cape of Good Hope. It's known as the country's "mother city" because it was the site of the first European settlement in South Africa.