Crime in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Crime rates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Level of crime
46.25 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.67 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
46.31 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.03 Moderate
Worries car stolen
40.16 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
57.79 Moderate
Worries attacked
40.98 Moderate
Worries being insulted
39.52 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
29.44 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
36.48 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.26 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
42.34 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
73.36 High

Safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.39 High
Safety walking alone during night
39.52 Low

Contributors: 62

Last update: May 2021

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
Smart Man Smart Man on Nov 11, 2020:
I was walking on Mickey Leland Street after sunset, and if two young men were holding my jacket wanting to steal it, I managed to escape and I informed the police, in vain, as if nothing should have been taken into account, and similar events were repeated with me in different places in Addis Ababa.
Finnish on Mar 10, 2020:
My first day in the city and theres been the scam attempt with books and another where two guys, one of whom grabbed my arm and the other one who seemed to be selling tissues stiched my phone. Luckily I spotted it there and I demanded them to return my phone and some locals helped me to get it back. This happened next to the Embassy of Ghana.
Mohit on Mar 09, 2020:
Yes, many people and young kids come close and try to keep books close to waist and try to steal mobile phone by putting hand in pockets. Djibouti street particularly is very nasty after sunset and even during daylight many a times. Be careful of these thieves coming in the form of beggars
dagmawi on Jun 03, 2019:
Ethiopia is the best country there is lovely food and international food that tastes better than original Ethiopia has a lovely history and is very safe.
Balkrishna on May 19, 2019:
I am Balkrishna currently in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Tried to visit nearest shopping mall distance with 3-4 mins walking. When i leave hotel in 2 mins 3 guys surrounded us trying to sell books. But actually they are not selling any books. They came closer to me and keep books near to west and tried to take mobile phone from my pocket. It's very dangerous in all over Ethiopia. they can robbed you while walking