Crime in Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia

Crime rates in Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia

Level of crime
30.63 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
52.97 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
33.90 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
35.04 Low
Worries car stolen
38.89 Low
Worries things from car stolen
47.22 Moderate
Worries attacked
32.42 Low
Worries being insulted
42.65 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.87 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
37.61 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
39.22 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
32.11 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
53.29 Moderate

Safety in Jeddah (Jiddah), Saudi Arabia

Safety walking alone during daylight
77.52 High
Safety walking alone during night
61.88 High

Contributors: 120

Last update: April 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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5 Comments so far

#Unknown on Aug 02, 2017 :
This is just a meaningless report in context to the real incidents in the country which are mostly unreported . As a resident of the kingdom, we usually gets encountered by armed robberies which are not at all regulated by the corrupt police department .
#Talal on Aug 07, 2016 :
I've been living here for the last 36 months. this city is getting worst. the whole southern part is unsafe during day and dangerous during night. The city is full of corruption and you have to pay for every thing otherwise you will get nothing. life here is so irritating and pushes your nerves to the max. the locals are rude and negligence. they rarely consider other people or nationalities, in fact they think they are super humans. Prostitution is very common but in a hidden way, expats are exposed to abuse, if you don't pay then I will claim that you touched my ass!!!
common to get flashes of papers with phone numbers for saudi women and men looking to be fucked in secret.
#Mohamed on Jun 11, 2016 :
In mahjar / Ghulail and near to Dallah driving school(Jeddah) and surrounding area of Mahjar now a days very unsafe, 2 black Arabic speaker catch me and they are armed with knife he took my money all pocket and the special thing I want to add that they are waring hand gloves whaite colored cotton gloves . just I want to alert, I want to complain but I don't know the procedure and location to complain, I am expat. when I ask Haris of my building he told me just few days before 1 guy at the gate of our building catch by black men and they took his money, on the first of Ramzan 2 people complain in same area... Be careful... Allah keep us safe, Inshaallah...
#Waleed on May 24, 2016 :
Jeddah is a very safe city.I am living here since 14 years.There are No gangs or ghettos overhere.If your car is cheap costing around 2,000$ it may get stolen in some poor neighborhoods and stuff may get stolen so dont keep your personal valuable stuff in sight.You will never get physically attacked.There is a high risk you may get insulted while driving your car.The drivers overhere are crazy and dong get surprised if you see car accidents on daily basis.
#Deyaa on Aug 02, 2015 :
People with fear tend to live in very corrupted neighborhoods where poverty strikes immigrants. The only thing one should be concerned for is not to leave the car turned on and unlocked, or any other matters unattended.

Regarding to physical attack, the police is very strict toward that, following zero-tolerance-for-violence. Regarding to utilizing weapons, the country does not permit the purchase nor the carriage of fire-arms, even if it was legally licensed via government agency, MOI. licensed fir-arms are only for home reservation.

Pertaining to prostitution, it is common, but crime behind is almost negligible. Newspapers allowed to mention correct information pertaining to crimes on street do not usually report such occurrences. So it is difficult to estimate the level of safety away from personal experience.

There might be some statistical data available on agencies' websites, but talking from personal experience, I have never been pickpocketed, robbed, attacked, nor offered prostitution. This statement comes from a person who walks on foot during the days and nights as he does not prefer using his car for traffic congestions.