Crime Rate & Safety Index in Uganda

Crime Index 58.85
Safety Index 41.15

Crime rates in Uganda

Level of crime 59.01 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.72 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 58.47 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 58.82 High
Worries car stolen 53.21 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen 64.01 High
Worries attacked 52.29 Moderate
Worries being insulted 41.23 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 26.92 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 42 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 57.56 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 56.47 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 88.88 Very High

Safety in Uganda

Safety walking alone during daylight 71.22 High
Safety walking alone during night 31.86 Low

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Uganda in 2023

Uganda 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 Uganda is lower than the global average and similar nations.
Violent crime like homicide and assault is rare, with rates per 100,000 residents around 4 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 Uganda high safety standards.

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