Crime in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Crime rates in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Level of crime
48.56 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.63 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
45.54 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
55.17 Moderate
Worries car stolen
44.39 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
57.95 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.19 Moderate
Worries being insulted
41.05 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
29.63 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
38.75 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.75 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.76 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
74.69 High

Safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.84 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.48 Moderate

Contributors: 84

Last update: February 2023

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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7 Comments so far
Julian on Oct 24, 2021:
I just had an experience with one guy begging while the other guy Try to sell tissues. One tried to go in my pocket but I pulled my knife and slashed at one of them and they both ran.
Aami abdellah on Oct 03, 2021:
Today im very sad ,i m coming to addis ababa as a tourist this is my second day here, and one guy he stole my phone in smart way , he was split on me when i was walking and he said sorry and he touch me , i was thinking hes sorry but in that time he stole my phone and i feel noghting was fast and quic , he left fast inside of care , was 2 guys in that car total 3 guys , tnis is terrible country to visit , i don,t feel safe here , im walking with my wife and everybody watching as in strange way , i will never recommond u to come here
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