Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries In Africa 2018

South sudan is the most dangerous country in Africa in terms of crime, according to the 2017 Crime Index published recently by Numbeo, an online database of user contributed data about countries worldwide.

South Africa, is the second most dangerous African country, behind Nigeria, Angola.
To create Numbeo’s ranking for criminality, the online database took into consideration car theft, drug use, and corruption. The 2017 ranking is based on perceptions of visitors of the website over the past three years, said Numbeo.

As opposed to the most peaceful countries in africa, these are the top 10 most dangerous countries in Africa 2017.

Ranking Country Crime index
1 South Sudan 78.18
2 South Africa 75.72
3 Nigeria 70.82
4 Angola 65.51
5 Kenya 64.96
6 Namibia 63.09
7 Tanzania 61.39
8 Somalia 58.83
9 Botswana 58.22
10 Uganda 56.87
Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


  1. Hi Anele,

    South Africa more dangerous than Nigeria, Kenya and Somalia? Doubtful.

    I wouldn’t recommend Numbeo, the fact that South Africa is 2nd when it’s well inside the safer half of African countries confirms that. The website has a lot of political behavior on it. To these eyes, it looks like apartheid-era sympathizers are deliberately bloating South Africa’s insecurity ranking. I noticed it, well, straightaway! Both on the country and city indexes. It’s glaring.

    South Africa is typically ranked 3/5 by regulated security firm data which have obligations to give out accurate information. So this is hardly the 5/5 portrayed by Numbeo, which South Africa’s 3rd place (I think) in the entire world would suggest. The country isn’t top 50, much less top 3.

    Not sure if you’ve heard of them but try looking up International SOS or iJET, the difference in South Africa’s rank between those (reliable) and Numbeo’s (unreliable) is eye-popping.


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