Crime in Cebu, Philippines

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Crime Index: 40.43
Safety Index: 59.57

Crime rates in Cebu, Philippines

Level of crime
44.44 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.78 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
41.67 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
40.28 Moderate
Worries car stolen
20.59 Low
Worries things from car stolen
32.81 Low
Worries attacked
40.28 Moderate
Worries being insulted
27.78 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
33.33 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
50.00 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
38.89 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
40.28 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
65.62 High


Safety in Cebu, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.61 High
Safety walking alone during night
52.78 Moderate

Contributors: 18

Last update: August, 2014

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far

#username on Aug 23, 2014 :
my hometown cebu city is a nice place to stay a simple city yet highly urbanized and convenient, but i have to admit frequent crimes relating to thief on property is a frustrating issue, experienced car stereo and etc stolen before.
#Micheel on Jun 12, 2014 :
I have lived in some parts of the Philippines for 2 years. The further North u go the better the people are. If u go to the south Philippines do not feel u are not going to be confronted if u are there for a period of time. Just be very careful. The corruption is PESO if u have u get if not u not get. No law do to the corruption of the country. U live is only worth peso so always remember this. Most places are safe as long as u stay away from most of the night life. Different story when u go out at night to these places. Most are so so. Many are bad do to the women for sale in all places. Over all leave along and u will be left alone. If u want a business u pay to keep it do to it is necessary to stay alive. Never get big business stay small do to u have to pay all the time for duty if u are big business. They are trying to stop this but u have to start from the top and work down to get ride of all the mess. Can not be done. Look at elections who dies each year when they run for elections. Always the winners are the ones that mess up a beautiful country that could be a great one. Over all not to bad do to the good people that just want to live from day to day
#Robert Francis on Apr 17, 2014 :
Greetings kabayan's
Like any place, be street smart.
Remember for the lack of work in RP
The crime rate could be worse then it is.
Keeping in mind if you are a Americana,
Or not from The Philippines.
Most times if a cab driver is demanding
for you to hire him, observe him, if he is edgy
Feet tapping, etc. shabu is a # 01 substance
Widely used. Most cabbies work around the clock and they don't drink coffee?
So some work and get caught up in a catch 22.
Even children are street smart at a very young age, and rub there tummy and say gutom.
Makes you feel sad, but be careful always, no matter were you are in the world.
Other then that, relax and enjoy a java at Bo's!
#Robert on Jan 02, 2014 :
my name is Robert I've been thinking about coming to Cebu Philippines to stay for good. getting a house and starting a business. I see there's a problem with corruption people getting mugged in broad daylight and people selling drugs. but the other crime is very minimal. my concern is I hope the police is very efficient when things do happen like that and clean up Cebu. or let the military do it
#Conor on Aug 04, 2013 :
I have been to Cebu many times - just watch out for human trafficking even boys in the early teens can abuse

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