Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK: LOW
The US is a very safe country. It is ranked 51th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: LOW
There is nearly no pickpocket risk in the US. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: MEDIUM
The US is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in the US. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, shady wi-fi hotspots and ATMs that look to have been tampered with.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in the US.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in some localized states of the US. For instance, Earthquakes can happen around the west coast and Hawaii; Hurricanes are an issue on coastal states and wildfires are common in some regions during summer.
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
The US has not recently been targeted by any major terrorist attack, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
The US is generally very safe for women travelers.