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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Dublin is an overall safe city with a rating of 72.7, it is ranked 41th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There are some areas with high density of pickpockets, such as Connolly Railway Station, Heuston Station and Grafton Street. We do not leave your belongings unattended and be vigilant while getting on the public transport.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Mugging is rare. If you avoid some areas we mentioned before, you are almost eliminating chances of being mugged. Dublin is a safe city regarding kidnapping risks.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Risks of being scammed are low in Dublin. Widely known that criminals which use electronic “skimming” steal credit card credentials and pin code at some ATM’s. Use only ATM’s located in the banks in order to eliminate the chances of stealing credit card information.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Generally, public transport is safe and reliable. Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There is flooding possible during the spring. Any other natural disasters are not common.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Though the threat from terrorism is low in Ireland. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Overall, woman travellers risk seems to be on par with the main of European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. However, sexually motivated crimes are still on the rise in Dublin and Ireland. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautious and trying to avoid visiting remote neighborhoods late at night.
WHAT TO DO?
Guinness StorehouseThe area near the brewery is generally safe. However, the nearest neighborhood of Thomas Street and Coombe might be places where you can be easily hassled by a drunk or junkie.
Unemployment is high, several council estates are in this area. There’s a possibility that groups of young boys and girls are wandering around as night falls, looking for someone to mess up with.