Crime Rate & Safety Index in Malawi

Crime Index 61.6
Safety Index 38.4

Crime rates in Malawi

Level of crime 62 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 79 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 71 High
Worries being mugged or robbed 62 High
Worries car stolen 51 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 68 High
Worries attacked 51 Moderate
Worries being insulted 43.79 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 38 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 43 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 62 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 60.38 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 87 Very High

Safety in Malawi

Safety walking alone during daylight 73 High
Safety walking alone during night 27 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Malawi in 2023

Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi high safety standards.

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