Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Lyon is an overall safe city. With a rating of 69%, it is ranked 58th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Lyon. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Lyon is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Lyon. 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 : LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Lyon.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Lyon and in France overall, other than a few avalanche risks in the Alps.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Lyon has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Lyon is generally very safe for women travelers.