Crime in Cairo, Egypt

Crime rates in Cairo, Egypt

Level of crime
52.03 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.52 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
38.84 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
52.94 Moderate
Worries car stolen
56.40 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
62.35 High
Worries attacked
47.27 Moderate
Worries being insulted
53.85 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
32.54 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.19 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
52.05 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
43.97 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
80.56 Very High

Safety in Cairo, Egypt

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.25 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.01 Moderate

Contributors: 359

Last update: April 2019

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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13 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 27, 2019 :
The country is very safe, am a female tourist and I never experienced anything in Cairo or Alexandria.
But if you never been to Egypt before come to tourist areas/cities such Aswan, hurghada, luxor, sharm alsheikh they are very safe and you will enjoy it there.
#Ramy on Apr 20, 2018 :
Egypt has become really unsafe, anybody can do whatever he wants since there is no police. I have been seeing lately numerous videos showing robberies, beating, killing, people with guns,,,wtf wats happening?
#wahed_mafshookh on Jun 08, 2017 :
it can be summarized in one word " each soul must eventually come to taste the death " it's the motto of your case if you intend to live in Egypt .
#adam on Mar 21, 2017 :
my house got robbed last year in cairo
very dangerous place to live and the people are rude
thanks god that i moved out of this shit hole
#Mai on Mar 25, 2016 :
I personally never faced a problem with safety or robbery in Egypt only some bribery case and 2 times of verbal harassment all during the past 40 years.What we hear from the media is over exaggerated when compared with what we actually see in real life. I recommend focusing the survey on what people have actually experienced by themselves rather than what they feel. because what we feel might not be true and heavily impacted by the media and what others say but not what we witness by ourselves
#Hussein S on Oct 12, 2015 :
I'm a 22 years old Egyptian and I can confirm that the crime rate here is UNDERestimated, we have higher risks of sexual harassment and racist attacks. People here are either really polite, or really a**holes, no intermediates. Police here are completely useless, they just make us suffer more, they are so corrupted and they even know the criminals by name but never arrest them because of mutual interests and benefits , whenever you go to ask for help, they will take the details you have *Hopefully they do* and then you never hear a word from them. About the use of drugs, people here use hash more than countries that already legalized hash!
Egypt absolutely not a place to live in, it's a beautiful country, but got ruined hard.
#Zato Itchi on Sep 23, 2015 :
Egypt is quite unsafe, foreigners will get ripped off on matters like rents and whenever buying from street vendors or non-chain shops. Cops are totally useless and sexual harassment is endemic. End of Text
#Saad on Sep 06, 2015 :
I lived at egypt for 20 years for non Egyption people, if you don't know an agency or friend help you from Airport when coming till Airport when you leave, you will be ropped, or suffered sexual harassment.
specially Cairo and Alexandria, Sharm el sheikh and Hurghada is are safe for tourist.
#Hussein on Aug 30, 2015 :
I am Hussein from Egyp, If anyone want to came to Egypt now it is very safe especially in the tourists places like Sharm el sheik and hourgada, but about the crimes it is only on the site board of gazaa, Only, but all Egypt is safe now.
#rafael puelma on Jul 30, 2015 :
We lived in Cairo for 3 years. My wife and daughter suffered sexual harassment.
#Tarek on Jun 24, 2015 :
I'm Egyptian and I have to say that the only issue in the past year was being car hijacked while on highways late at night, which was very strange for Cairo living, this was a phenomena that lasted for three years following the revolution, but now we never hear about that now that the country is back under military ruling which I have to say is pretty tough with crimes
#Bilal Rasool on May 25, 2015 :
Aslam o alikum
i am Bilal Rasool from Pakistan and am planing to visit egypt so i was searching for crime rate and i got much woried to read this percentage but thanx HAKIM BRO you made my mind clear now i am relax and IN SHA ALLAH TALA hopefully in december 2015 will see your country: :-)
#hakim on May 21, 2015 :
i am egyptian from cairo . this percentage is not true at all . the crime in cairo is very low in general . i stay 35 years in cairo i never stolen or robbed or attack from any one . this percentage is fake . it must review correctly