Safety in Makati City
Makati City is generally peaceful. Perhaps the more peaceful place than Makati is the Bonifacio Global City (Fort Bonifacio) area of Taguig. Choosing between Manila and Makati? Makati is much better security-wise.
Be mindful of people coming from outside of Makati though. They tend to be tagged as 'less civilized' by Makati City residents because most offenses in the city are made by them.
Be wary of strangers and take extra precaution when being approached. Avoid crowded places.
Metro Manila Police are generally foreigner-friendly. As usual, the recommended approach is to be on high alert at all times, as incidents may take place anywhere.