Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Chicago is an overall safe city, but has some rough neighborhoods. With a rating of 69%, the US is ranked 51th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Chicago. They teams of thieves working on Chicago’s public transport, such as on the Blue Line. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : HIGH
Chicago is a dangerous city regarding risks of mugging, some areas seen on the map are better avoided late at night, and it is recommended to travel in private cars rather than to walk at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are nearly no scammers in Chicago. Be aware of homeless people tricking you, and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Chicago, and fake taxis can be an issue sometimes.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some occasional natural hazards such as strong blizzard in Chicago.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Chicago has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Chicago is generally very safe for women travelers.