Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Orlando is a very safe city, with a few downtown neighborhoods to avoid. With a rating of c.70% 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 Orlando and in the theme parks. There are some reports of pickpocketing at Disney World and other parks, and reports of breaking in hotel rooms or rental cars. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Orlando is a safe city regarding mugging risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Orlando. 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 Orlando.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There are some occasional hurricanes in Florida (63 hurricanes have affected Florida between 2000-2013).
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Orlando has been targeted by a terrorist attack recently.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Orlando is generally very safe for women travelers.