Crime Rate & Safety Index in Senegal

Crime Index 45.17
Safety Index 56.83

Crime rates in Senegal

Level of crime 39.12 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 70.34 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 46.96 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 51.08 Moderate
Worries car stolen 41.66 Low
Worries things from car stolen 46 Moderate
Worries attacked 40.66 Low
Worries being insulted 38.77 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 15.67 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 34.82 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 50.3 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 38.5 Low
Problem corruption and bribery 78 High

Safety in Senegal

Safety walking alone during daylight 73.12 High
Safety walking alone during night 38.12 Moderate

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Senegal in 2023

Senegal is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to rankings, the overall crime rate in Senegal is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 2 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 Senegal high safety standards.

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