Must-Know Cruise Ship Crime Statistics [Current Data]

In this post, we take a deep dive into the sobering crime statistics associated with cruise ships. From sexual assault and theft to serious injury and homicide, these numbers provide a glimpse into the realities of safety and security while at sea. Join us as we explore the data behind the top crimes reported onboard cruise ships and the trends that have emerged in recent years.


In conclusion, the statistics presented highlight sexual assault, theft, and serious injury as the top three crimes on cruise ships. Sexual assault is a major concern with crew members responsible for a significant proportion of these crimes. While the chances of experiencing a major crime on a cruise ship are relatively low, the high percentage of sexual assault cases reported is alarming. The decrease in crime rates in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the impact of passenger volume on crime prevalence. Efforts are needed to address the prevalence of sexual assault and theft on cruise ships to ensure the safety and security of passengers and crew members.

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