Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
San Francisco is a safe city. 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 the touristic parts of San Francisco and in public transportation. Be careful along Fisherman’s Wharf, the F-Market Streetcar line and others parts marked on the map. There is no need to be paranoid, take a few simple precautions will that minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Tourists staying in San Francisco will be fine, but in some parts of the city – shown on the map- there is a small 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 San Francisco, but beware of pickpockets.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Earthquakes can happen in California, but are not very common (the last major one was in 1994).
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
San Francisco has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
SF is generally very safe for women travelers.