Crime in Cairo, Egypt

Crime rates in Cairo, Egypt

Level of crime
50.61 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
64.59 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
38.61 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
50.81 Moderate
Worries car stolen
53.71 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
59.56 Moderate
Worries attacked
45.14 Moderate
Worries being insulted
51.96 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
31.67 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.43 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.67 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
42.01 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
79.91 High

Safety in Cairo, Egypt

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.39 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.66 Moderate

Contributors: 489

Last update: June 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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6 Comments so far
Chris on Apr 29, 2020:
Spent there 3 unforgettable weeks and felt safe moving around 24/7. Most of the ppl from all social layers speak English and made it easy to communicate and avoid misunderstandings once that an old lady selling bread in a market didn't like that I was about to make a photo of her counter and started yelling in Arabic. I am from Cyprus and 25% Lebanese, quite similar looks to an Egyprian, so I could go unnoticed most of the time and only be met with courtesy when ppl got to know where I come from.
Mahmoud on Jan 06, 2020:
This isn't true at all, actually I think Cairo is way more safe than the most of us and UK, I never faced a robbery or something, the only thing that's bad here is scamming prices that's it, Egypt is safe, I walk alone in dark streets every night never had a problem, Egypt is safe trust me..
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2019:
you are totally safe if you are willing to visit hurghada ~ elgouna ~ sharm el sheikh, but if u r willing to visit cairo , alexandria or any other city that is next to cairo then you have to be very careful & i wouldn't advice you to go out after 11 PM
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 .