Crime in Iloilo, Philippines

Crime rates in Iloilo, Philippines

Level of crime
42.57 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
40.05 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.51 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
45.13 Moderate
Worries car stolen
40.56 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
42.57 Moderate
Worries attacked
41.82 Moderate
Worries being insulted
38.98 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
31.15 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
50.62 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.09 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
45.36 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
48.76 Moderate

Safety in Iloilo, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
68.45 High
Safety walking alone during night
57.51 Moderate

Contributors: 128

Last update: May 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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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 08, 2021:
Mahambal man ko tani ive been living in iloilo for years since I came from New York jk lang cubao? Muna tani hambalon ko galing diri nako gin bata kag nagdako ah ang malain lang natabo sakon? Nadagdag ko sa jeep muna man lang
Joe on Dec 10, 2020:
Been going there for over 15 years now. I live in NY and travel to Iloilo yearly. See nothing but improvement. Had cell phone taken after leaving in cab and even offered large reward for return. They never give back. My fault for not keeping safe. Other than that, it's still improving.....
Kara on Sep 01, 2020:
Soo bad people, I am very ashamed that my sister had to experience the bad side of people living here. I am so sorry for my sister to come from tokyo and have her stuff stolen by some bad people. I hope not all people here are very bad.
Arj Horlador on Mar 30, 2020:
Iloilo is way more progressive and safe than most of the cities here in the Philippines. Most of the people who comment that the city is home of drug addicts are fanatics of President who tagged the city as "Shabulized" (derived from the word Shabu which is a drug) because he never won any votes from the City. People should come and visit the City if they want to experience how clearly opposite the Ilonggo people live their life with safety, progressiveness and cleanliness. The city has beautiful linear parks and public places that the local Government had improved. The city's traffic is also minimal as compared to other major cities in the country.
Natalia Braginski on Mar 11, 2020:
Visited the city last January! Im amazed how despite being packed and crowded I did not experience losing a gadget or my wallet, lost a phone in manila, a gadget in cebu, I was worried my cam would get snatched but no! Im amazed how this city is identical to Singapore and the road is wider than in manila as well. Great place!

People are so nice and you wont have to worry about langguage barrier here! I'm surprised how good their english was. Very underrated city for sure.
Carl on Jan 28, 2020:
I've stayed in iloilo city for well over a decade now. Drug problem is minimal in iloilo, mostly pety users. Most, if not all the big pushers are either dead or in jail. Just check the police statistics for the past 5 years.
You can use your cellphone while walking the streets and not worry about it being snatched.
Iloilo city is generally peaceful and the crime rate is low. Corruption is even lower thanks to a very aggredive local media, their the most fearless in the region in digging and exposing corruption.
The city is booming with a large ofw population, locally sourced income is high.
Kari on Sep 04, 2019:
The comments about drugs are outdated. It's 2019 and Iloilo is booming way beyond what these 2016 press releases say. Where else in the Philippines can you find a beautiful riverside park that spans almost the entire city and you can walk freely around it even at night? Come to Iloilo and see for yourself. It's ranked one of the Top 10 safest cities in Southeast Asia by this site. See link:

There is even a movement to promote innovation -
Go to for investment opportunities too.
Michael on Apr 22, 2019:
No idea where these people saying Iloilo is full of drug users spent their time. I have walked this city many times from one side to the other. Alone and at 6.4 I can't hide anywhere. Never one single problem with locals at all. Many very friendly indeed. I consider Iloilo a safe place in general. But some can people find trouble in a church so maybe more about the person than the place I think.