Crime in Manila, Philippines

Crime rates in Manila, Philippines

Level of crime
72.70 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
60.79 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.30 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
67.77 High
Worries car stolen
58.97 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
61.92 High
Worries attacked
61.59 High
Worries being insulted
55.55 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.42 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.50 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.22 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
69.73 High
Problem corruption and bribery
84.01 Very High

Safety in Manila, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
54.39 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.64 Low

Contributors: 418

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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6 Comments so far
Don on Jun 03, 2023:
Oh yes, my condo as noted below. Less than 500 US a month but it's a super tiny two bedroom. The size of a full sized motorhome.
Don on Jun 03, 2023:
I live in a condo with security in a neighborhood that is reasonably safe, mostly commuters and condo dwellers. My condo has a security guard on both sides of the parking lots, 3 security guards at the main entrance (the only entrance), and a janitress, & a doorman during at that door during busy hours, maybe 1 or 2 less when it's not busy. But that's just the beginning. After you go up the elevator to the plaza that sits on top of the parking garage, there is another security desk with at least a secretary and a guard and there are one or two security guards around the pool/plaza area. To get into any area requires an RF Card which opens a plexiglass turnstyle. There is also CCTV throughout and security that make their rounds. This is why I feel safe concerning burglery. When fully occupied, this condo complex can handle 12,000 people but it's around 1/4 that now. Nobody gets in the pool without a condo wrist band and if you're visiting your friend you've got to pay 250 pesos/ US$6 to get the band so there's no riffraff. People who live in these kinds of environments are very orderly but I'm sure it does make some people run amok. It can feel very sterile but that's what I want in my dwelling. Step out the door and take the light rail 5 miles and the world changes to what it has been for 60 years.
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