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Crime safety is a happiness factor in Tropico 3, Tropico 4, and Tropico 5. It measures how safe from crime the island's citizens feel. A citizen's crime safety satisfaction is determined by the level of crime safety in the areas around their homes and their workplaces. Safety from crime is one of the top priorities of the capitalists, who feel they have the most to lose from thieves.

The presidente's profile can help discourage criminal activity on their island. Former chiefs of police, presidente's who came to power on a fascist platform or from a coup, and presidente's who are incorruptible or vigilantes will all enjoy less crime.

The presence of tourists, criminals, and buildings such as Docks(T3 & T4), tenements, and other cheap housing will lower crime safety while statues and policemen working at police stations will raise crime safety (at the expense of some liberty).

Crime lords spawn after some time. They increase the crime in their local area, and increase corruption, making the player waste money. The best solution to dealing with crime lords is to have them arrested, however, unless the player posesses a Dungeon, Supermax Prisons do not unlock until the Cold War era. Killing a crime lord increases unrest, which can be an issue if you are close to an uprising. Banishing a crime lord is another solution, but can be a problem if their family is loyal, large, or have important jobs, as banishment removes the family as well. Crime lords always have the filthy rich wealth level, so they will pay plenty on entertainment. However, their corruption increase is not worth the cost.

Certain edicts will also alter crime; both Mardi Gras celebrations and prohibition will encourage criminal activity while enacting martial law or a police state will lower it.

Tropico 5

Crime Lords discovered by police stations and other means will be tagged accordingly

Crime Safety Buildings
Building Quality
Police Station 80
Guard Tower 10
Barracks 10
Army Base 10
House -2
Restaurant -2
Shack -2
Mine -5
Tavern -5
Ancient Ruins -5
High School -5
Grocery -5
Tenement -7
Teamsters Office -10
Drydock -10
Cabaret -10
Casino -20
Dock -20