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Crime in Lagos, Nigeria

Crime rates in Lagos, Nigeria

Level of crime
70.14 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.50 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
62.32 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
68.97 High
Worries car stolen
59.68 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.10 High
Worries attacked
60.52 High
Worries being insulted
56.51 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
49.11 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.08 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.64 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
72.40 High
Problem corruption and bribery
87.76 Very High

Safety in Lagos, Nigeria

Safety walking alone during daylight
47.74 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
28.28 Low

Contributors: 151

Last update: October 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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14 Comments so far

#. 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!
#Anonymous on Jun 12, 2017 :
"Made a friend from Facebook just a few days. He claimed to be a British. Two days later he said he was in Lagos, Nigeria for a local government project. Then the next day he started the project, he got rob in the hotel. Asking for financial help. He claimed he was offered 24 hours protection from police in the charge of 1000 per month. Is it common that white people are always targeted. It seems completely a scam. I wondered why the local govt, the British embassy and the local church could not offer him any help ? He told me he hurt his hand in the incident, but he messenger me a lot, asking for financial help! OMG, I seem to be a fool that trust this scam? A Nigerian phone number was provided at the same time. Please advise if this kind of scam is always there in Lagos?"

Theres a sucker born every minute. I worked at Moneygram. I could not believe how many stupid people kept sending money to Nigeria in the name of scams.
#Unknown on May 15, 2017 :
Don't write a book about Lagos if you don't know anything about it!
#Cassandra Jefferson on Mar 13, 2017 :
I've never been to Lagos but I'm currently writing a book about it. This place is the same as cities in the states. The crime is the same all over the world. For those of you that are complaining, you should've done your homework before you left home. Also, most of the people there are trying to survive. When is the last time that one of you gave them anything. We as Americans waste food, throw away clean paper, and have a garage full of stuff that is not needed. If everyone here picked one person over there . Sponsor them with the money that we gain for crap in our houses yards and garages, the world will be a better place. I spend 50 dollars a month in fast food. I might as well sponsor someone because that fast food is going to kill me anyway. If you send money over there you have done your part. Let the Lord handle it from there.
#joe on Jun 01, 2016 :
Hello, there is an american citizen named Samantha that is seeking help to get back home. She was robbed at the royal apple hotel and is currently outside gate of the hotel as she has been kicked out because the man robbed her and she has no money to pay hotel for food or to pay airport fees to leave that country. She says U.S. embassy will not help. I thought that was why they are there?
#Atk Samsung on Apr 13, 2016 :
While I am not trying to discredit your effort at informing people or travelers about crime level in cities around the world, I must point out that using the word "crime rates" is extremely misleading. Rates has to do with numbers and frequency of events, and I know that the Nigerian Police or any Nigerian agency does not have a crime database. So, what you are putting here is quite misleading. It's all perception. I compared what you have down for Lagos to what you show for Abuja, and that confirms my opinion. You rate Abuja "Very High" for many of the indexes that you rated "High" for Lagos. Really? Abuja happen to be one of the safest part of Nigeria.

And you showed "High" for being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion, in Lagos. This is a farce.
#Ylm on Dec 22, 2015 :
Made a friend from Facebook just a few days. He claimed to be a British. Two days later he said he was in Lagos, Nigeria for a local government project. Then the next day he started the project, he got rob in the hotel. Asking for financial help. He claimed he was offered 24 hours protection from police in the charge of 1000 per month. Is it common that white people are always targeted. It seems completely a scam. I wondered why the local govt, the British embassy and the local church could not offer him any help ? He told me he hurt his hand in the incident, but he messenger me a lot, asking for financial help! OMG, I seem to be a fool that trust this scam? A Nigerian phone number was provided at the same time. Please advise if this kind of scam is always there in Lagos?
#Jude on Dec 10, 2015 :
The most wealthy Africans Americans might be Nigerian but Nigerian known as thief in the world that is why no one can trust them they will begging u to send them money by giving donations next thing u know he bank account is zero... That is why the US stop the lottery green card for Nigerian coz they thief.... Nigerians hummm nope please don't visit nigeria ...Nigerians angry about us citizens I don't why ....
#Jude on Dec 10, 2015 :
Worst place to visit I got Rob in the hotel .. while I was going they took my rental took my passport and took my money as a us citizen or any country citizen nigeria is not a place to visit ...peeps there are rude and always begging ....
#Sisi Eko on Oct 28, 2015 :
Its a pity that some of you are ignorant and choose to remain so, how you would just condemn the whole of Lagos bugs me. There is no city in the world without its issues. We hear in the news everyday of people including children shooting others without provocation, racial killings, serial killers etc, yet we have not concluded that all Americans are gun-slingers and when you want to go there wear a bullet-proof vest! I think you always want to hear the worst about African cities because it makes you feel better about yourselves and give you something to talk about.