Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Peru

Safety index

Unsafe
1.5 /5

On average women living in Peru raises high concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Peru has a safety index of 1.5.

Crime index

Low
2.4 /5

On average women living in Peru consider the crime rate in Peru to be low. Based on collected reviews Peru has a crime index of 2.4.

Violence against women

11.4%

On average 11.4% percentage of women in Peru have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

Not enough data

Safety using public transport:

Not enough data

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

Not enough data

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

Not enough data

Worries of being physically attacked:

Not enough data

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

Not enough data

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

Not enough data

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

Not enough data

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How safe is Peru?

Is Peru safe to travel?

4.6 /5

Based on 37 experiences

Solo travel experience

I went to Peru in August and found it to be safe and people-friendly and pleasant. I recommend booking a stay in populated city center areas to be extra cautious, and hold your belongings in crowded areas but other than that, I found the place welcoming across Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain.

Posted: April 21, 2024
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Solo travel experience

From my experience, I can say that Peru is safe for solo female travelers as long as you stick to tourist areas. I visited Lima, Cusco, Colca Canyon, and Arequipa. Also went through 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Met so many nice people and had the time of my life.

Posted: February 12, 2024
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Is Peru worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 37 experiences

Solo travel experience

I had a fantastic trip to Peru. In Lima, I visited a lot of museums and participated in culinary tours. I even took a flight to see the Nasca Lines. Then I jumped on a boat to see the Humboldt penguins. After that, I flew to Cusco to see Machu Picchu and I took up the challenge of climbing the Rainbow Mountain, which was very high, over 16,000 feet. It was an amazing journey.

Posted: November 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Ica, where there is an oasis in the desert. I went sandboarding and saw the most beautiful sunset in my life. Then I went to Cusco, got used to the altitude, and went on a 4-day trek (Salkantay Trail) to Machu Picchu. It was hard, but it was worth it. And I simply fell in love with Cusco. If I had more time, I would go to Lake Titicaca, Rainbow Mountain, Paracas and more places.

Posted: October 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Peru

Pamela

Pamela

About Me

I am Pamela, I live in Lima Peru, I am outgoing and very friendly. I love to travel, discover new places and cultures. I love animals 🐶

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Rebecca

Rebecca

About Me

Hi! I'm an American living with my Peruvian husband in Ica. We have hosted a few tourists in the past. We enjoy giving tours to the people that visit us and hanging out with our groups of friends to sip some pisco 😊

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Crime in Peru