Crime in Nigeria

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Statista Dossier on crime in Nigeria

This dossier provides information about crime in Nigeria. Nigeria ranks among the 20 least peaceful countries in the world. Due to crimes, terrorism, and mass murder, the country presents some serious threats to security. The study focuses on general crime, showing data on the number of crimes recorded in the country, the types of crimes against person, property, and lawful authority, as well as data on the most affected States. In addition, this dossier has four main focuses: corruption and bribery, terrorism and mass murder, narcotics, and human trafficking. For more detailed information about terrorism in Nigeria, please consult our dedicated dossier "Terrorism in Nigeria".

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Levels of worry related to different crimes in Nigeria 2021

    • Number of crimes reported in Nigeria 2017, by type

    • Number of crimes in Nigeria 2017, by state

    • Number of police and security stations in Nigeria 2017, by type

  • 2. Types of crime
    • Number of offences against person reported in Nigeria 2017, by type

    • Number of offenses against property reported in Nigeria 2017, by type

    • Number of offenses against lawful authority in Nigeria 2017, by type

    • Number of actual and attempted piracy attacks in Nigeria 2008-2019

  • 3. Corruption
    • Perceived trend of corruption in Nigeria 2019, by gender

    • Prevalence of bribery in Nigeria 2019, by area and gender

    • Public officials receiving bribes in Nigeria 2019, by gender of payer

    • Average amount of bribes paid in Nigeria 2016-2019, by gender of payer

    • Purposes of bribe payments in Nigeria 2019, by gender

    • Nepotism and bribery in public sector in Nigeria 2019, by gender

    • Prevalence of voter fraud in Nigeria 2019, by area and gender

  • 4. Terrorism and mass murder
    • Terrorism index in Nigeria 2011-2019

    • Risk index score of money laundering and terrorist financing in Nigeria 2018-2020

    • Deaths caused by political instability in Nigeria 2011-2021, by perpetrator

    • Number of people kidnapped in terrorist attacks in Nigeria 2017-2019

    • Risk of mass murder in Nigeria 2017-2021

    • Deaths caused by Boko Haram in Nigeria 2019, by state

    • Christians killed by terrorist groups in Nigeria 2015-2020, by perpetrator

  • 5. Narcotics
    • Arrests of suspected drug smugglers in Nigeria 2019, by state

    • Quantity of narcotic drugs in Nigeria 2019, by state

    • Quantity of narcotic drugs in airports in Nigeria 2019

    • Quantity of narcotic drugs at Lagos seaport in Nigeria 2018-2019

    • Quantity of narcotic drugs seized in Nigeria 2018-2019

  • 6. Human trafficking
    • Number of victims of trafficking in persons in Nigeria 2014-2018

    • People convicted of trafficking in persons in Nigeria 2014-2019

    • Victims of trafficking in Nigeria 2017-2019, by form of exploitation

    • Citizenships of human trafficking victims in Nigeria 2014-2019

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