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Is Denmark a Safe or Dangerous Country?Travelling to Denmark is very safe, it’s highly ranked on the list of the safest and most dangerous countries. Denmark is supposed to be the safest countries on earth. The likelihood that visitors of the country will face any serious threats is not likely, however, pickpocketing, petty thefts, bag snatching and ATM scams do occur, however relatively rare. Places that are in favor of Denmark’s pickpockets are Central Railway Station, pedestrian paths to/from Nyhavn and Stroget, Nyhavn, Strøget, Østerport st. in Copenhagen, Areas, where you should be particularly cautious.
Nørrero neighborhood in CopenhagenThe less affluent area than the rest of the capital. As consequences narcotics dealing, higher levels of street crime, possible gang activity. Gang conflicts may turn violent. Execute high level of caution, particularly in the dusk.
Christiania neighborhood in CopenhagenThis area is known as the largest hash market in Europe self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood in Copenhagen. It’s narcotic dealing activity connected to criminal organizations. Recent violent confrontation between a police officer and criminal suspect left both dead. Time to time tourists assaulted or robbed, usually for no-photography policy violation.
Odense, third largest city in the countryThe neighborhood of Vollmosse is supposed to be with a high rate of harassments. It is known in Denmark for a high unemployment and crime rates. The proportion of people of migrant in the vicinity is high.
Another area of concern
- Don’tagreed on a proposal of help from a stranger.
- Type your secret code imperceptibly, as pickpockets once discovered your pin-code may easily steal your credit card.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Denmark is a very safe country. It is ranked 1 out of 162 of the safest and most dangerous cities. However, Safe Around advises to be vigilant, don’t leave belongings unattended, and avoid areas with higher potential risks.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Tourists undoubtedly attract pickpockets, especially in the summer season. You are 2 times more likely to be robbed at summer than at winter in Denmark.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Denmark is a place, with a low risk in terms of mugging and kidnapping. Anyway, we recommend you not to accept drinks from strangers, although drink-spiking is not common at all and avoid doubtful areas.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are no well-known scams in Denmark.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
- Pickpockets operate in a public transport mainly in Copenhagen.
- During winter the road conditions can become more dangerous.
- While driving in cities, do not forget about the cyclist paths.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Strong winds, hurricanes, flooding and extreme rain are the four biggest environmental hazards in the country.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Though the threat from terrorism is low in Denmark. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time. Terrorism is a threat all over the world.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
There is no threat for female visitors in Copenhagen. We advise to use common sense and avoid public drunkenness places if you are alone, as well as other silliness.