Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Shenzhen is quite safe and a non-violent city. Travelers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking precautions.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : N/A
Pickpockets and purse snatching are common in crowded places. We advise that you keep an eye on your belonging when you find yourself in busy and crowded areas.
MUGGING RISK : N/A
Mugging and kidnapping against foreigners are extremely rare.
SCAMS RISK : N/A
Counterfeit is a significant problem in Shenzhen. To avoid getting counterfeit currency, always try to carry small bills or to use exact change.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : N/A
Be cautious when taking a taxi, especially at airports. Avoid unlicensed taxis, insist that the taxi driver use his/her meter, request a receipt, and ask your driver to remove the bags from the trunk before you get out of the taxi and before you pay.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : N/A
The rainy season may cause flooding and landslides.
TERRORISM RISK : N/A
Terrorist attacks are possible in Shenzhen but the probabilities are low.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : N/A
Women should avoid walking alone at night, particularly in empty areas, and should take the women reserved cars in the subway and train.