How safe is San Juan, PR?

The rate of violent crime across the island has fallen over the past few years, and both violent and property crime rates are much lower than the U.S. averages. Crime in Puerto Rico is mostly driven by the illegal Caribbean drug trade. 

Crime Index

Index Score: 1.0 /10

How we calculate this.


San Juan has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
San Juan, PR

254.7

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to San Juan
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
San Juan, PR

1093.9

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to San Juan
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.