Crime Rate & Safety Index in Burkina Faso

Crime Index 50.43
Safety Index 52.57

Crime rates in Burkina Faso

Level of crime 46.23 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 71.23 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 54.69 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 49.08 Moderate
Worries car stolen 46.23 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 50.08 Moderate
Worries attacked 40.46 Low
Worries being insulted 49.08 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 37.38 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs 44.15 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 63.54 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 48.92 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 73.92 High

Safety in Burkina Faso

Safety walking alone during daylight 74 High
Safety walking alone during night 46.08 Moderate

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Burkina Faso in 2023

Burkina Faso is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to relevant reports, the overall crime rate in Burkina Faso is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 9 which is low compared to world averages.
Petty crimes like pickpocketing or theft do occur, especially targeting tourists in big cities. However, they are not very common for residents.
Overall, the country’s reputation for rule of law, citizen welfare programs, and community trust in law enforcement contribute to an overall climate of safety and low crime. Residents and visitors alike can feel at ease thanks to Burkina Faso high safety standards.

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