Crime in Cebu, Philippines

Crime rates in Cebu, Philippines

Level of crime
54.96 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
55.56 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
52.57 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.68 Moderate
Worries car stolen
39.75 Low
Worries things from car stolen
47.81 Moderate
Worries attacked
48.40 Moderate
Worries being insulted
41.79 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
32.78 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.81 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.36 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
52.59 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
71.32 High

Safety in Cebu, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
65.42 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.85 Moderate

Contributors: 145

Last update: January 2024

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
Gabe on Nov 04, 2020:
I visited Cebu a few times over the past 10 years as a tourist from the USA. I've never felt unsafe in the city. If you want to take pictures, just bring a simple point and shoot camera or use your phone. I wouldn't really recommend taking a DSLR camera with you as that can attract attention. Make sure you keep your wallet deep inside your pocket and preferably in the front pockets. Also, don't wear anything that'll scream "I'm a tourist". As with any city, just mind your own businesses, be aware of your surroundings, and you'll be fine.

Cebu is an awesome city. It has lots to offer and the people are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
Ray on Oct 25, 2020:
You can get robbed or have your stuff stolen even in a hotel. There are lots of people who don't care about making the place safe. Just another government who don't give an f. And the floods are terrible in some areas.
Amos A Doctor on Mar 25, 2020:
Its embrassing to say but im black american but i feel at home there.
Im about to marry my philipino woman. When this corvid19 is over with God im coming home. The vibe is just love.
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Saorise M. on Mar 11, 2020:
I lost things here and even worse, the locals told me a lot of foreigners get their gadgets stolen around this area and yet NOBODY BOTHERS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Only great part is the outskirts nature but the rest? Nothing special. Too crowded, unorganized city, reminds me of Tondo in manila. Very disappointed with this place, I've heard so many good things only to be greeted with traffic and danger.