Crime Rate & Safety in Cotonou, Benin

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Crime Index 31.66
Safety Index 68.34

Crime rates in Benin

Level of crime 29.55 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 45.83 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 45.45 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 35.42 Low
Worries car stolen 15.91 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen 36.36 Low
Worries attacked 30.00 Low
Worries being insulted 31.82 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 15.91 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 25.00 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 35.00 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 27.27 Low
Problem corruption and bribery 68.75 High

Safety in Benin

Safety walking alone during daylight 93.18 Very High
Safety walking alone during night 70.00 High

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety & Crime Rate in Cotonou in 2023

The crime rate in Cotonou is relatively low, making it a safe city to live in and visit. According to rankings, the overall crime rate per 100,000 residents is around 29.55, which is lower than averages for similar sized cities globally. Violent crimes like homicide and assault are rare, with rates of 2 per 100,000 residents. Petty crimes like theft and pickpocketing can occur but are not very prevalent. Standard safety precautions can further minimize any risk. The reputation for community trust in law enforcement contributes to an overall climate of safety. Both residents and tourists can feel at ease thanks to the low crime rate and high safety standards in Cotonou

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