Crime in Quito, Ecuador

Crime rates in Quito, Ecuador

Level of crime
71.56 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.57 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
53.14 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
69.94 High
Worries car stolen
60.02 High
Worries things from car stolen
66.57 High
Worries attacked
53.17 Moderate
Worries being insulted
39.97 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.72 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
57.49 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
62.03 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
68.01 High
Problem corruption and bribery
83.24 Very High

Safety in Quito, Ecuador

Safety walking alone during daylight
56.71 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
22.88 Low

Contributors: 192

Last update: February 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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1 Comments so far
Tom on Feb 13, 2020:
I spent a couple weeks in Quito in June 2019. I was solo and spent a lot of time in La Mariscal but because I was solo didn't risk going out much at night (basically at all as everything around my hotel closed at night other than nearby bars). Overall, the trip was fine. I went up the Telefrico multiple times solo (in spite of the online warnings of rape and murder) and had no problems other than the [changed word] who didn't think I understood enough Spanish to understand he had problems with my naranja backpack for some reason. I had a couple of incidents where people randomly insulted me in English. One guy from some random apartment yelled "hey geek" (great insult!) as I was walking along Avenida Amazonas presumably because I wear glasses and had a 15-16 year old girl call me a "loser" as she biked by me I guess because I'm a middle-aged white dude travelling solo. I also had a store clerk try to short change me 10-15$ US, a clerk in a mid-market hotel try to short change me $2-3 and was constantly trying to figure out what the gringo price is. Water was everywhere from 50 cents to a dollar and would often change from day to day even with the same clerk, at the same store, for the same brand of water. I also got bad food poisioning from a Dominican restauraunt in La Mariscal. On a few occassions I think I was being sized up by one of the local glue sniffers or whatever he was using who I kept running into in the sidestreets near Colon and Amazonas but didn't have any problems as it was the middle of the day. Having people insult you just because you're a foreigner doesn't leave a good impression but at the end of the day the worst I experienced was inflated prices in the corner stores...well, other than the indigenous woman who almost ran me over making a left hand turn onto the side street i was crossing...if i didn't know any better i would say she was trying to clip me at least a little bit