Crime in Erbil (Irbil), Iraq

Crime rates in Erbil (Irbil), Iraq

Level of crime
28.08 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.91 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
25.23 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
29.70 Low
Worries car stolen
25.23 Low
Worries things from car stolen
29.25 Low
Worries attacked
27.91 Low
Worries being insulted
25.96 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.04 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
26.44 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
30.69 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
29.70 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
61.76 High

Safety in Erbil (Irbil), Iraq

Safety walking alone during daylight
80.93 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
68.65 High

Contributors: 57

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
A guy who's been to most of KRI on May 02, 2023:
kurdistan doesn't have enough racism, if you see a dumb arab kid you should always check your pockets immediately, though arabs are a small group so it isn't a big deal
Aryaz on Nov 19, 2022:
I agree to this 100% but bribery should be higher even though I am ashamed of it as a Kurdish citizen there is alot of corruption I hate that were judged because were in the middle east and people outside the middle east think that Iraq is just terror while they are right they also blame Kurdish people to be terrorists but were not were kind why is our culture our history covered up by Iraq's action
Anonymous on Aug 01, 2022:
Kurdistan is generally safe, there is alot of corruption and a fair bit of racism, especially with uneducated children.
Patrick Sweeney on Nov 15, 2021:
Erbil and the whole of the Kurdish region of Iraq, where I lived for over two years, is one of the safest places in the world. In fact, it's a refuge for minorities, especially Christians (usually ethnically Arab - the Ankawa satellite town was mainly Christian with lots of bars and restaurants) and Yazidi (Kurds ethnically), from Baghdad, Mosul and the Nineveh Plains.
Like many countries, there is corruption galore, but it won't affect you as a visitor. There is a lot of low-key security, which is maybe why they're so good at keeping out the neighbourhood's problems, and the police and army are always courteous and friendly and won't bother you. Like much of the Middle East, the folks are outgoing, friendly and generous. The cost of living has also dropped since the heady days of high oil prices and the country is poorer than ten years ago partly for the same reason.