Crime in Lagos, Nigeria

Crime rates in Lagos, Nigeria

Level of crime
73.31 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.71 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
65.97 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
71.52 High
Worries car stolen
63.66 High
Worries things from car stolen
69.46 High
Worries attacked
64.63 High
Worries being insulted
60.75 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
49.12 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.68 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.90 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
75.42 High
Problem corruption and bribery
88.80 Very High

Safety in Lagos, Nigeria

Safety walking alone during daylight
49.07 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
27.26 Low

Contributors: 251

Last update: November 2023

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
Tom Adamson on Oct 05, 2023:
This is a very place to live and I don’t like that there are gang member everywhere who kill my and my house is not good
Paul Malkinson on Oct 05, 2023:
This city is poluted and i got my car stole and people call me an acountant
Jake on Feb 25, 2023:
Exploring melanin sub-regions and their distinction in leading the world for criminal homicide (and their most homicidal countries):

#1 Central Africa (#1 Central African Republic; #2 Democratic Republic of the Congo; #3 Chad)

#2 West Africa (#1 Mali; #2 Burkina Faso; #3 Nigeria)

#3 Melanesia (#1 Papua New Guinea; #2 Solomon Islands; #3 Fiji)

#5 Southern Africa (#1 South Africa; #2 Lesotho; #3 Eswatini/Swaziland)

#6 East Africa (#1 Somalia; #2 South Sudan; #3 Burundi)

#8 Caribbean (#1 Haiti; #2 Jamaica; #3 Trinidad & Tobago)

Regions like East Africa and the Caribbean include lots of places with big populations that reduce the overall score to a lower one than you might expect. OTOH, 90% of the populations of Melanesia and Southern Africa are comprised of Papua New Guinea and South Africa respectively (the Southern Africa here excludes Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Malawi etc). Homicides in the Caribbean are hugely concentrated in Haiti alone.

The top 3 and 6 of the top 8 are melanin regions. Why is this so? This is NOT a politicized post it's meant to be a serious question.
Brit Guy on Dec 29, 2021:
White, British bloke, spent a month in Lagos, keep your wits about you and you'll enjoy your stay, do not go around looking well off, do not go out alone after 9pm, be polite, found locals to be Intelligent, friendly and hard working, use your common sense and smile slot.
Bhoomika on Nov 16, 2021:
I cant believe this website thinks there is corruption I work for the government in Nigeria I only take tootsie rolls s payment for white men assassinations I've killed American presidents for there blasphemy to the Nigerian government it is I BHOOMIKA BRAMIOU.
Babs Akin on May 10, 2020:
It’s unfortunate the bad rap Nigeria gets because of lazy good for nothing scammers. On the whole, Nigerians are industrious and hardworking people. The country unfortunately has bad leaders who have siphoned the great resources of that country. Corruption needs to be tackled for the country to progress.
GamerPro8878 on Nov 09, 2019:
I am for go live in Lagos and i get call serie a farmer every day, do not live country bad and insult rate high