Crime Rate & Safety Index in Ghana

Crime Index 47.11
Safety Index 52.89

Crime rates in Ghana

Level of crime 43.96 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 57 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 50.15 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 43.3 Moderate
Worries car stolen 34.56 Low
Worries things from car stolen 44.08 Moderate
Worries attacked 42.82 Low
Worries being insulted 33.06 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 28.3 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 41.87 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 46.59 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 49.53 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 75.61 High

Safety in Ghana

Safety walking alone during daylight 83 High
Safety walking alone during night 43.86 Moderate

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Ghana in 2023

Ghana 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 Ghana 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 Ghana high safety standards.

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