Crime Rate & Safety Index in Western Sahara

Crime Index 40.13
Safety Index 61.87

Crime rates in Western Sahara

Level of crime 46.75 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 53 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 32.25 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed 38.5 Low
Worries car stolen 29.25 Low
Worries things from car stolen 28.25 Low
Worries attacked 22 Low
Worries being insulted 32.25 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 35.5 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 26 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 23 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 35.5 Low
Problem corruption and bribery 54.25 Moderate

Safety in Western Sahara

Safety walking alone during daylight 65.75 High
Safety walking alone during night 48 Moderate

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Western Sahara in 2023

Western Sahara is generally considered a safe country with relatively low crime rates, ranking highly on safety indices.
According to rankings, the overall crime rate in Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara high safety standards.

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