Crime in Lagos, Nigeria

Crime rates in Lagos, Nigeria

Level of crime
71.41 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
62.67 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
63.81 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
69.26 High
Worries car stolen
61.07 High
Worries things from car stolen
67.54 High
Worries attacked
62.09 High
Worries being insulted
59.69 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
48.32 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.00 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.90 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.93 High
Problem corruption and bribery
88.74 Very High

Safety in Lagos, Nigeria

Safety walking alone during daylight
48.13 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
25.12 Low

Contributors: 221

Last update: August 2022

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
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
. 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.