Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
New York is a very safe city. 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 New York. Be careful around crowded Midtown streets, packed subway cars. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
New York is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in New York. 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 New York.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some occasional natural hazards (blizzard or floods) in New York.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
New York has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
New York is generally very safe for women travelers.