Crime in Manila, Philippines

Crime rates in Manila, Philippines

Level of crime
73.20 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.97 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
61.34 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
68.49 High
Worries car stolen
60.11 High
Worries things from car stolen
62.31 High
Worries attacked
62.15 High
Worries being insulted
55.60 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.78 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.54 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.24 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
70.56 High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.06 Very High

Safety in Manila, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
53.64 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.58 Low

Contributors: 402

Last update: May 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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9 Comments so far
potpot on Jun 13, 2022:
Manila is a hotspot for crime than other provinces since the city is over populated. I'm a local and I'm always wary of anything that could happen wherever I may be, if I bring my guard down even for awhile something bad WILL happen. Politicians and big companies don't care however many buildbuildbuildings there are. More police, yes, but accountability is non-existent for police.
Anonymous on Mar 26, 2022:
I visited Malate, Manila yesterday, me and my mom didn't witnessed anything so I think the information is fake.
Anon on Mar 12, 2021:
I will admit Manila has improved under the administration of duterte and mayor Isko moreno when it comes to cleaning the streets to look nice. But the crime and corruption has not changed, it’s the same as it was since 2016 the only thing that’s worse is Police are becoming more trigger happy and abusive, sort of reverting back to the Marcos era.
Mic on Mar 02, 2021:
I am more confident playing at a gig in Manilla than in British columbia, people are so Fickle, they say that its great then they dont. I prefer delay
#Anonymous on Mar 01, 2020:
Manila is alittle bit different from years ago, but having manila under the administration of Duterte, its becoming dangerous with police giving more power to abuse its citizens
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2020:
I have been travelling to the Philippines for more than 35 years.Never had a problem.I feel good walking around .Follow the normal commonsense and nothing will happen.
FuckManila on Jan 15, 2020:
I’m afraid even to leave my bloody flat in fear of getting burgled in broad daylight. Bloody awful place. I don’t feel safe whenever and wherever I walk.
Venom on Jan 09, 2020:
I was in Manila two weeks ago for a couple of days. Except for horrendous traffic, I didn't encounter anything bad. It is just weird to see security scanners in certain parts of a mall.
alex lindsay on Oct 06, 2019:
I've been in manila 25 years back and forth never had a problem I'm Scottish and white , people are very friendly and I walk about makati park myself , I don't know where people get there info from but manila is perfectly safe mire than Glasgow .