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Crime in Quito, Ecuador

Crime rates in Quito, Ecuador

Level of crime
63.75 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
62.30 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.58 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
62.70 High
Worries car stolen
47.92 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
56.03 Moderate
Worries attacked
47.95 Moderate
Worries being insulted
37.08 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
17.50 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
52.87 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
55.33 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
62.08 High
Problem corruption and bribery
75.00 High

Safety in Quito, Ecuador

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.75 High
Safety walking alone during night
27.87 Low

Contributors: 63

Last update: October 2017

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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5 Comments so far

#Andres Velastegui on Oct 16, 2017 :
Quito is a safe city, you just have to be careful with your personal belongings, don't leave them just like nothing will happen, also like above commentaries, just be aware of your surroundings, people from Quito are kind you will get help and information about the city, where not to go, or sometimes some of them are very protective and they will recommend not to go some places at night, I was hosting (couchsurfing.org) a girl from Taiwan and she told me that her friend's dad told her not to go somewhere because is dangerous, but for me that place is normal :D you just have take care of yourself and don't take risks. If anyone is willing to come visit Quito and need suggestions I am open to help, just find me in your favorite social media web HAHA @cochu006
#Frank Regis on Sep 30, 2017 :
Quito is very safe City,for sure ther is small crime llike any where else , I spend all my years vacation 2 months there
Remember Quito it is one of the safest city in South America , I will back to get small home for $40,000 and live to the end of my existens around volcanos and spring mineral water .
#Caroline on Feb 13, 2017 :
Quito is a very nice city. I think it is one of the safest cities in Latin American. Of course, it doesn't mean crime doesn't exist. If you visit it I recommend you to stay in the North area because the South is less safe. In the day I felt very safe walking around, and at night I also walked without troubles, but you should know before which places are safe at night and which ones not that much. Just feel relaxed and don't boast your items on streets or public transport :p *I Hope to come back to Quito soon*
#Matthias S. on Dec 04, 2015 :
I have been to Quito twice, and in my perception a distinction must be made between the north and the south of the city. The south seems to be rather dangerous, I would not dare to walk alone at night there. The north, however, seems to be pretty safe. Police is omnipresent, you can not walk 10 meters without seeing a policeman. I was often walking alone there, during the day as well as during the night, and I never got bothered. All in all, I have the perception that at least the (more expensive) north of the city is a pretty safe zone, but the south clearly needs to fetch up.
#Christine Rumph on Feb 12, 2015 :
It's clear that while expats living in Ecuador enjoy many features of the great lifestyle available there, crime is a serious drawback for those considering an extended stay or retirement in Ecuador. The government has much work to do, and since many more Ecuadoreans are seeking a safer and better life here in the states than are expats to this South American country, I would seriously reconsider relocating to Ecuador until crime and corruption are under greater control and resemble much safer alternatives here at home. Crime and corruption are always a problem, but when crime is prevalent in a foreign country that one is visiting, it truly is a deal-breaker, as the local police are very often unconcerned and even inept in language when a foreigner is targeted even in an area visited by many thousands of tourists from predominantly English-speaking countries. I have found this to be especially true in Spanish-dominant countries, where police departments have been known to go dark when they see foreign tourists who are victims of frightening muggings or vandalism coming up the walk! Shameful.