Crime Rate & Safety Index in Zambia

Crime Index 41.98
Safety Index 52.02

Crime rates in Zambia

Level of crime 40.3 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 56.77 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 51.95 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed 41.34 Moderate
Worries car stolen 42.75 Low
Worries things from car stolen 53.72 Moderate
Worries attacked 35.41 Low
Worries being insulted 44.39 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 33.61 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 41.89 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 48.97 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 39.28 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery 69.92 High

Safety in Zambia

Safety walking alone during daylight 80.16 Very High
Safety walking alone during night 50.07 Moderate

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Last update: August 2023

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Safety Index & Crime Rates in Zambia in 2023

Zambia 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 Zambia 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 Zambia high safety standards.

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