Crime in Lagos, Nigeria

Crime rates in Lagos, Nigeria

Level of crime
70.00 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.36 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
62.57 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
68.24 High
Worries car stolen
60.08 High
Worries things from car stolen
66.22 High
Worries attacked
60.45 High
Worries being insulted
57.93 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
47.30 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.30 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.26 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
72.99 High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.50 Very High

Safety in Lagos, Nigeria

Safety walking alone during daylight
49.47 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
26.45 Low

Contributors: 197

Last update: June 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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7 Comments so far
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
. on Sep 11, 2019:
Abuja is way safer than Lagos. If you want to visit Nigeria, go to Abuja or Benin City, Not Lagos.
Art Bosman Bosman on Jul 01, 2019:
Is there anybody who knows the whereabouts of Ton van de Mey is on age of late 50 bold Dutch ..left behind by his employer Dutch comp..Wijsmuller ..whole crew whas involved ..shortafter they let him go loose in the dark of Lagos .never seen again ..payed lots of moneys to find him ... not spending ..but looks for closure ..
Mishael on Oct 06, 2018:
PPle with differents opinions.Lagos is a safe cities,like most cities in the world there are slums and ghettos in Lagos and you cant live in ghettos and espect no crimes(places like Oshodi,Agege,Agbado,Ajegunle,etc) but move to other places like Ajah,Lagos Island,Victoria Island,Lekki,etc you will find these pl,aces to be very safe. Even some of the ghettos has a very low crime like Agbado(i live in Agbado).And about pple assault you physically bcos of your skin color it's not possible instead we blacks are the victims of racial discrimination.
Henry on Jun 25, 2018:
Lagos is much safer than other major cities in the US. You won’t find drug addicts or homeless people walking around street corners like you do in the US. I’ve lived in Atlanta, San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston. i feel much safer in Lagos than these cities.
Like every other city in the world the poorer neighborhoods like Agege, Obalende feel unsafe primarily due to poor facilities and overcrowded neighborhoods.
The safety rating I see here is not accurate and doesn’t reflect the reality on ground.
Christine on Mar 09, 2018:
There are so many scams on faceand Inst right now with men pretending to be from England, but are actually 24 year old Nigerians, called yahoos. They steal other men’s photos and pretend they are him. How do I know? I met a Stephen Wells, now Fidelis Oscar Wells in Facebook. Nice guy, from Liverpool ha! He had photos of him and his “daughter” I’m a smart lady. These photos are of Southern California! He denied it. I took his face photo and put it on tineye,com and it shows he’s a scammer. A yahoo they call them! They ask for money for sob stories. I didn’t buy into it but a lot of middle age women do. And they get taken for a lot! The Yahoo’s even have phones that change their voices to female or children! It’s a disgrace! All scams! Don’t believe them!