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- Do not leave your belongings unattended, particularly in museums, transport hubs, and other overcrowded places.
- Carry as little cash as you need for a day. Leave other valuables in the secured place, including passport.
- Be cautious in pubs, bars, and clubs. Be aware of intoxicated men on the streets as 85% of all homicides in Finland occur in the context of drinking quarrels.
- The only potentially dangerous areas in the whole Finland is the proximity of the Central Train Station in Helsinki and the Kaisaniemi Park, which is located in the capital too.
Is Finland a Safe or Dangerous Country?Travelling in Finland is generally safe, it’s highly ranked on the list of the safest countries: it’s in top 5 of the safest countries on earth. Visitors of the country never faced any serious threats during their stay in the country, however, pickpocketing, petty thefts, bag snatching and ATM scams do occur frequently. Places that are in favour of Helsinki’s pickpockets are Central Railway Station, around Kauppatori and Esplanadi. The murder rate is very low, for a whole last year only 70 murders did occur in Finland. Sexual assaults do occur, but their numbers are significantly lower than are reported anywhere else in Europe. Organized crime The primary activity of criminal groups is smuggling, prostitution, and drugs. Groups operating in the former Soviet Union are present in Finland. Their practices normally do not influence tourists, and violence typically occurs within the gangs. Other areas of concern Thieves may generously offer to help with a luggage, in order to receive an opportunity to steal your belongings. Be very cautious typing your pin code in the restaurant or behind the ATM, as thieves may stay behind you watching how you type the secret code.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Helsinki is one of the safest city in Europe with a rating of 88.8, it is ranked 9th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
More than 5 million tourists come to Finland yearly. Around 3.5 million of them stay in Helsinki. Such a huge flow of tourists makes pickpocketing common. Simple precautions will almost eliminate chances of being robbed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Finland is a place, where you are not likely to be kidnapped or mugged. Anyway, we recommend you not to accept drinks from strangers, although drink-spiking is not common at all.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are no well-known scams in Finland.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Pickpockets operate in a public transport mainly in Helsinki. During winter the road conditions can become more dangerous. Snow tires should be necessarily used.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Mexico, and there is some risk of drowning on the Pacific coast beaches.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Though the threat from terrorism is low in Finland. 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 Finland. We advise to use common sense and avoid public drunkenness places if you are alone, as well as other silliness.