Crime Rate & Safety Index in Ethiopia

Crime Index 48.39
Safety Index 51.61

Crime rates in Ethiopia

Level of crime 47.57 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 69.39 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 45.01 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 60.66 Moderate
Worries car stolen 45.88 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 56.35 Moderate
Worries attacked 48.96 Moderate
Worries being insulted 46.1 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 32.9 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 40.38 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 60.68 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 49.88 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 74.47 High

Safety in Ethiopia

Safety walking alone during daylight 67.5 High
Safety walking alone during night 41.31 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Ethiopia in 2023

Ethiopia is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to rankings, the overall crime rate in Ethiopia is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 7 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 Ethiopia high safety standards.

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