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 : HIGH
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 : LOW
Mugging and kidnapping against foreigners are extremely rare.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
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 : MEDIUM
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 : MEDIUM
The rainy season may cause flooding and landslides.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks are possible in Shenzhen but the probabilities are low.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Women should avoid walking alone at night, particularly in empty areas, and should take the women reserved cars in the subway and train.