Crime in Manila, Philippines

Crime rates in Manila, Philippines

Level of crime
72.85 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.83 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.82 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
67.87 High
Worries car stolen
59.45 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
61.78 High
Worries attacked
61.08 High
Worries being insulted
54.57 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
39.68 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.59 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.05 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
70.23 High
Problem corruption and bribery
82.83 Very High

Safety in Manila, Philippines

Safety walking alone during daylight
54.69 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
29.83 Low

Contributors: 365

Last update: December 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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11 Comments so far
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 .
henny's on Apr 04, 2019:
didn't know it was so dangerous thanks for the info
Koanga on Dec 16, 2018:
Reading all this nonsense while I’m enjoying myself in Manila. Wondering at sundown at some random streets without any issues or fear. Don’t blame a city for few bad apples. I’m tall and muscular and have a attitude, maybe this helps but so far I didn’t come across to any bad experience in Manila.

And you think Manila is bad? Lol ... attempt a concert in us and get shot; go to school in us and get shot; go to movies in us and get shot; catch my drift?

I’ve been living in us for 17yrs now and been fortune enough to visit more than 50 countries, in my opinion us is less safer than Manila. What’s the worst think can happen in Manila? Her robber of $50? Big deal, what’s the worst that will defiantly happen to you in us (ny, Chicago, la, Detroit, etc) ? Dead.
Dave on Aug 14, 2018:
The best holiday you'll ever have in manila is the one you spend in Singapore. If you think Singapore is expensive and Manila is cheap wait until you lose your cash, credit cards, watch and some skin on a three day trip. You don't see men directing gangs of child pickpockets to visitors in Singapore in the middle of a mall carpark while security guards watch and do nothing. Manila is an absolute shithole.
FuckManila on Aug 12, 2018:
Worst. Do not go. I work in Manila City and every time I walk even during the day time even in tourist spots I can't shake the feeling that I would get mugged. They use ice picks or sharpened bottles to threaten you. Getting stabbed by those sharpened bottles are the worst as usually your organs get sucked out due to pressure. The locals call this "Gripo". Some even use sharpened umbrellas to steal. Bringing a car is far worse an idea as parking is extremely difficult as the local parking police frequently tow away vehicles yet there seems to be a lack of initiative as to create proper parking facilities by anyone. Foreigners never ever take a local taxi as they usually increase the amount to be paid claiming that their meter is off. Better to download the grab app and book. Do not use the calesa or horse carriages in Intramuros, you'd be supporting animal cruelty as well as they'd rip you off. Same as with taking a thing called a pedicab or a bike tricycle. They charge a lot and give a "tour" but all the information you need can be found online. Women will try to rip you off for sex. Most women that you will meet in bars in Manila are hookers. Some, on the other hand, will try to get into a relationship with you and will ask money from you for their families. ALL IN ALL Manila City is a shitty place. IF YOU MUST STAY IN MANILA just go to Makati and BGC. Otherwise, get a connecting flight straight to Cebu or Palawan AVOID MANILA