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Crime in Davao, Philippines

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Crime Index: 23.13
Safety Index: 76.87

Crime rates in Davao, Philippines

Level of crime
22.28
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
22.64
Worries home broken and things stolen
29.57
Worries being mugged or robbed
25.96
Worries car stolen
21.32
Worries things from car stolen
24.27
Worries attacked
23.08
Worries being insulted
19.55
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
14.22
Problem people using or dealing drugs
27.14
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
29.17
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
22.62
Problem corruption and bribery
27.16

 

Safety in Davao, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
84.52
Safety walking alone during night
76.67

Contributors: 107

Last update: July, 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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19 Comments so far

#Na'eem on Jul 23, 2014 :
I was in Davao city in 2012. I was very surprise how clean the city was. I was told by a man from Davao city that I met at the airport about how safe it was so I visited there and he was abosutely correct. I will visit there again. It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE with the taxi drivers. They are very respectful and honest.
CONGRATULATION DAVAO CITY !!!
#proud davaoena on Jul 13, 2014 :
I lived in Cebu and Manila for many years and I am so happy to be coming home after 11 years. There's no place like Davao.
#Nicholas Clarke on Apr 27, 2014 :
I have lived in davao for the last two years and I love it.
It is the safest place in the whole of the Philippines and also is
Safer than a lot of cities around the world.
The Mayor of davao is absolutely the best at the job and the people love him.
#marcel on Apr 05, 2014 :
MY wife is from DAvao and we live 6 months in the year there. ITs the best place in the Phils...Mayor Rodi is the King there and this means if your a criminal dont go to Davao you end up with a bullet somewhere outside in the jungle. The mayor has no doubts to let any hardcore criminal kill. Is that good ? Yes i think it is good...because u have to fight fire with fire and not with united nations blablalba bullshit. Everyone who is friendly peacefull is in Davao more as welcome , the people there are cool ( the most ) ..a Minus has the city too...I like Duterte but let you not caught to smoke a cigarette outside the smokeing areas, You cant make party and drinking after 11pm. But for all guys who want to make party, just go with a boat to samal island its 5 min away from davao city and there you can do all what you want. Davao is a nice place
#myrna may on Mar 26, 2014 :
i must say davao is safe and liveable in all part of the phils. i just visit here first time but i planning to move here instead of manila. davao is like manila where u can find everything in the city but not crowded and not polluted im planning to buy a place here
#jun ledesma on Mar 14, 2014 :
There is absolutely no doubt davao city is the safest and most livable city in the Philippines. Foreigners are welcomed and we have no distinction between local residents and them. Its actually the other way around. foreign nationals hobnob among themselves and attitude I think they bring to other countries or cities like ours. The city observes smoking ban in public places, ban on pyrotechnics during yuletide or chinese new year, imposes speed limit. Drug trafficking or use of illegal drugs is an absolute nono. people behind drug and kidnap for ransom syndicates are quickly neutralized. Davao City is the growth center south of the philippines. It is the least expensive city in the country. Davao City water is considered the worlds second best. The city has more than enough energy and water provisions and has sufficient standby resources to address future expansion and development. The city leadership led by incumbent mayor Rodrigo Duterte is known for its adherence to law and order.
#daba daba on Oct 11, 2013 :
Crime volume increased in Q2: DCPO
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By Ruji Peter S. Abat

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) recorded a 35.38 percent increase in the crime volume for the second quarter compared to the first quarter of this year.

Based on the data gathered by the DCPO-Investigation and Detection Management Branch (DCPO-IDMB), DCPO tallied a total of 3,842 crime incidents or a 35.38 increase from the previous quarter's total of 2,838.

The increase in crime volume was attributed to the 47.19 percent increase in non-index crimes or violations of special laws and city ordinances. The non-index crimes recorded in the second quarter were 2,124 compared to the previous quarter's 1,443.

Index crimes composed of crimes against property and crimes against persons also increased by 23.15 with 1,718 tallied in the second quarter against 1,395 in the first.

Crimes against properties made up the bulk of index crimes with a total of 1,0003. 709 of them were theft cases while robbery and carnapping cases had 291 and three, respectively.

There were also a total of 715 crimes against persons with 670 physical injuries, 31 murder cases, nine under rape and five under homicide.

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2013/07/17/crime-volume-increased-q2-dcpo-292900
#james kolch on Oct 11, 2013 :
US Embassy cites 'credible' security threats in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines - The US Embassy on Thursday alerted American nationals of a "series of credible security threats" identified in some parts of southern Mindanao.

In its emergency message to US citizens, the Embassy said threats have been monitored in the Davao region, North and South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and Maguindanao.

"Individuals associated with known extremist and insurgent groups are believed to have been conducting surveillance on a number of public locations in these areas, as possible targets of interest," the US Embassy said.

It has placed restrictions on all US government travel to high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, and other destinations, as extremists may target these areas.

"The Embassy advises all U.S. citizens residing in southern Mindanao to exercise extreme caution and re-evaluate their personal safety situation. The Embassy strongly reiterates its recommendation that U.S. citizens exercise extreme caution when travelling to Mindanao and keep personal safety and security in mind during any stay in Mindanao," it said

http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/10/10/1243681/us-embassy-cites-credible-security-threats-mindanao
#dabaw on Oct 10, 2013 :
Blasts hit Davao City malls

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DAVAO CITY (Updated) -- Two improvised bombs exploded 22 minutes apart Monday night inside Cinema 1 of SM City Davao and Cinema 5 of Gaisano Mall of Davao on JP Laurel Avenue in Bajada.

Police said an explosion rocked SM cinema at around 9:03 p.m. followed by another blast inside GMall cinema at around 9:25 p.m.

Authorities have yet to disclose identity of groups or individuals involved in the twin bombings as of Tuesday afternoon, but City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte told probers not to rush the investigation.

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2013/09/17/blasts-hit-davao-city-malls-303669

HAHA, DAVAO SAFE CITY??
#Proud Davaowenyo on Aug 24, 2013 :
My dear DAVAO you have never fail to impress me every single day.
You really don't have idea how I am proud, born & raised as a truly blooded Davaowenyo.Eventhough I have been longing for you for quiet 5 & half years now but deep inside I know and you know that my love will always belongs to you.The moment that I left Davao since 2004 to seek for a greener pasture I was so emotional, worried and definitely sad but I know one day we will be together.One thing that's for sure I left my heart in DAVAO.
I miss you, Wo shang ni, Tu me manque, Miss na kita,Namomoot ako sa imo,Nahidlaw ko gid sa imo yah, Mailiw ak kanyam, Gimingaw nako sa imo my dear DAVAO.Mga ate og kuya English english pud ta ginagmay pag may time ... jejejeje

#Renz on Aug 15, 2013 :
Safest city I've ever visited and lived!
#RULz RN MAN on Aug 11, 2013 :
Indeed DAVAO City is a safe place... You can walk on the streets as early as 3 am with peace on every corner and not to worry about.. Thanks to the Dutertes for making davao a livable city.. LIFE is here in DAVAO CITY.. KUDOS mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte... SHUKRAN..
#Ofelia Sale on Aug 10, 2013 :
Perfect tandem of Mayor Rudy Duterte and Chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Two thumbs up for both.
#Dennis on Aug 10, 2013 :
Davao is indeed a very safe and very peaceful city. There is no discrimination. Most people abides the law. Taxi driver are trust worthy, even give you a change up to the last cents, and sometimes you get a discount if they have no change, the very opposite when you are in manila or cebu. The place is very dangerous for the "CRIMINALS", absolutely dangerous for them. If you bad things in Davao, you will either leave the city "HORIZONTALLY" or "VERTICALLY". DAVAO - "life is here for good people" and "life ends here for the criminals"..
#Bemar Paltingca on Aug 09, 2013 :
davao city is indeed "life is here". the peacefulness you can compare it to the past administration in davao and only mayor duterte can handle the tough and serious job. also with the progress in living, you can see it when you come to davao. there is no hometown like davao city. it wont worry me if i cant go to manila or cebu.
#Noel Dacara on Jun 22, 2013 :
Although I can definitely say that Davao is safe for everyone, but that doesn't mean that it is always safe here. Yes there are still cases of robbery, petty crimes, and more but compared too all other major cities in the country...Davao City is way too peaceful and liveable than any of them. No place in the world can guarantee safety of everyone all the time! Davao City is not perfect, but I can proudly say that it is the best in so many ways.
#Anaheim Fred on Nov 12, 2012 :
Davao is the jewel of the south.
The city has flourished despite the long odds.
Thanks to Rudy Duterte.
The city is clean and relatively safe.
The people have no attitude towards foreigners or Pinoys from other regions.
#PRUNIER on Mar 10, 2012 :
I agree with Eddie Reynoza. Comparing Davao in Paris and its suburbs, Marseille and Grenoble (France), I feel much safer in Davao.
The website “diplomatie.gouv.fr” presents a very false description in this region:
- YES, the Western Mindanao is dangerous (mainly because of kidnappings and bombings)
- No, absolutely not, nor is the region for the Davao region.
- YES, there was a lot of murder at one time in the Davao region, but it was the physical elimination of crooks! An example for the neighborhood of lawlessness of many French cities!
#eddie reynoza on Jan 09, 2012 :
Davao safety only, this city is very very safe! the police and military have it well known
if you comit a serious crime you will be shot and killed. I have a home in davao and live in
los angeles, California. I travel much on business and vacation and never seen a crime its
much better then the past decade. Coto bato is a different story very dangerous but thats very
far away I actually feel more safe in Davao then in Los Angeles and im not even filipino im spanish
latin mix with a fair color. The Davao people are very kind and everyone speaks english.

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