Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Los Angeles is an overall safe city, with extremely safe neighorhoods and extremely dangerous ones. With a rating of 69,4% 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 Los Angeles. Be careful on the subway, transport to and from the airport and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some pickpockets can pose as beggars.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Los Angeles is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of the dangerous zones which should be avoided by looking at our map or by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Los Angeles. Homeless people can be aggressive towards you if you don’t hand them money. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transports and are generally very safe in Los Angeles.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Earthquakes can happen in California, but are not very common (the last major one was in 1994).
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Los Angeles has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Los Angeles is generally very safe for women travelers.