Crime Rate & Safety Index in Rwanda

Crime Index 25.27
Safety Index 71.73

Crime rates in Rwanda

Level of crime 23.23 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 43.69 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 32.66 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed 26.33 Low
Worries car stolen 15.55 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen 39.98 Low
Worries attacked 21.07 Low
Worries being insulted 18.19 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 15.83 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 27.42 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 33.79 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 22.26 Low
Problem corruption and bribery 30.65 Low

Safety in Rwanda

Safety walking alone during daylight 87.19 Very High
Safety walking alone during night 70.38 High

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Rwanda in 2023

Rwanda is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to rankings, the overall crime rate in Rwanda is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 3 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 Rwanda high safety standards.

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