Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Madrid is a safe city. With a rating of 85% Spain, is ranked 17th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries. Madrid is a bit more dangerous because of the high number of tourists being targets for pickpocket .
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Madrid. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Be careful around Museums, and the Plaza del Sol.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Madrid is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Madrid. 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 : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Madrid.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Madrid and Spain.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Madrid has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Madrid is generally very safe for women travelers.