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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Austria is an overall very safe city with a rating of 87.8, it is ranked 3rd out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Pickpocketing and bag snatching are common in Vienna, especially in tourist areas we mentioned above. Simple precautions will almost eliminate chances of being robbed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Vienna is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks. There are known only several muggings in the 11th district in recent years.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Be aware of con artists and refuse any help in case if your credit card stuck in the ATM. There are known numerous accommodation scams. We advise to be very cautious before paying for an accommodation in advance. Double check the website, read the comments about the company on the web and try to call there, before making any online transactions. There are scams with fake police officers and criminals which use electronic “skimming” to steal credit card credentials and pin code at some ATM’s.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Generally, public transport is safe and reliable. Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There is some risk in alpine areas, to find out more read the following article about Austria. Vienna is safe concerning natural disasters.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Terrorist attacks have happened in London, Paris, St. Petersburg and in January 2016 there’s been one prevented in Vienna. The treat of terrorist attacks exists, but relatively low. Be vigilant to possible threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Austria and Vienna, in particular, are very safe for women travelers.