Crime in Cairo, Egypt

Crime rates in Cairo, Egypt

Level of crime
51.11 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
62.78 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
40.09 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
51.14 Moderate
Worries car stolen
53.29 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
59.31 Moderate
Worries attacked
45.83 Moderate
Worries being insulted
51.79 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
32.85 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
55.43 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.80 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
42.55 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
80.24 Very High

Safety in Cairo, Egypt

Safety walking alone during daylight
71.19 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.00 Moderate

Contributors: 584

Last update: November 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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4 Comments so far
Alex on Nov 18, 2022:
Very safe city, lived there for 4 years and never seen or been through any situation i would call dangerous
Anon on Sep 22, 2022:
I spent 5 years in Cairo, for college and studies. I lived in downtown (Talaat harb) which is supposedly the most guarded and well protected place in Cairo since its next to tahrir square. On my last week, I was attacked and robbed of my place of living, possession's and passport in my own home! and yes the perpetrators seized control of the apartment and claimed it was theirs. The police did nothing, I spent an additional 3 more months in Cairo between courts and police stations. I was advised by my own embassy to get a new passport and leave the country. I had about 4000$ in cash, my laptop with all my research work, my phone, my documents. All gone within a fortnight. You never understand people until you experience the dark side yourself. The judicial system is so weak and has so many loopholes for criminals to exploit. Egypt has serious problems and is dangerous. I eventually left the country with a new passport and nothing else but sorrow, pain and a massive disappointment. Five glorious years ended with the worst experience in my lifetime so far. I will never go back.
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..