Crime Rate & Safety Index in Sierra Leone

Crime Index 61.71
Safety Index 32.29

Crime rates in Sierra Leone

Level of crime 69.67 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 53.56 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 66.89 High
Worries being mugged or robbed 64.89 High
Worries car stolen 56.56 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 75.78 High
Worries attacked 55.78 Moderate
Worries being insulted 46.22 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 53 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs 79.56 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 74.22 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 65.89 High
Problem corruption and bribery 87.89 Very High

Safety in Sierra Leone

Safety walking alone during daylight 48.22 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night 27 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Sierra Leone in 2023

Sierra Leone is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to rankings, the overall crime rate in Sierra Leone is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 8 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 Sierra Leone high safety standards.

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