As per crime reports by ncrb.gov.in in last year 2013, 8,684 crime has been reported in Salem.
Salem has highest crime rate of 249.39 compare to National crime rate 218.67 in 2013.
In Salem,the highest crime is Dacoity where as lowest crime is Theft in 2013.
Salem District in Tamil Nadu stands 57th in all crime records in 2013. 65th in no of murders, 102nd in no of rapes, 52nd in no of robberies, 230th in no of thefts, 40th in no of dacoities, 137th in no of kidnapings, 115th in no of riots.