Crime Rate & Safety Index in Cameroon

Crime Index 63.15
Safety Index 32.85

Crime rates in Cameroon

Level of crime 69 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 63.44 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 62.02 High
Worries being mugged or robbed 69.27 High
Worries car stolen 53.3 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 66.71 High
Worries attacked 63.83 High
Worries being insulted 62.31 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 39.18 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs 52.88 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 63.79 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 66.44 High
Problem corruption and bribery 92.14 Very High

Safety in Cameroon

Safety walking alone during daylight 50.81 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night 20.87 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Cameroon in 2023

Cameroon 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 Cameroon is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 5 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 Cameroon high safety standards.

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