Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Miami is an overall safe city, with some rough areas. 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 the touristic parts of Miami. Be careful around Miami Beach and in the crowded Downtown streets. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Tourists staying in Miami will be fine, but in some parts of the city – shown on the map, there is a high risk of getting mugged. Do not go there alone, particularly at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you. 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 taxis are generally very safe in Miami.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are some occasional hurricanes on Florida (63 hurricanes have affected Florida between 2000-2013).
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Miami has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Miami is generally very safe for women travelers.