Crime in Cairo, Egypt

Crime rates in Cairo, Egypt

Level of crime
50.85 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
66.67 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
38.35 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
51.66 Moderate
Worries car stolen
54.83 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
61.02 High
Worries attacked
45.52 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.01 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
31.27 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
53.98 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.98 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
42.16 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
79.96 High

Safety in Cairo, Egypt

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.24 High
Safety walking alone during night
49.75 Moderate

Contributors: 402

Last update: October 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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7 Comments so far

#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 .
#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.