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Is Stockholm a Safe or Dangerous city?Stockholm is a very safe city compared to other European cities. Tourists face the usual pickpocket-ting problems at airports, train stations and crowded streets like Drottninggatan. Some scammers also operate in this area. Outside of clubs, intoxicated people may want to start fights with each other. Some areas in Stockholm and around are best avoided, like Vårberg, Täby or Liljeholmen particularly at night. Here’s a 2014 map from the Swedish police with dangerous “no go zones” around Stockholm
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Stockholm is a very safe city.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Sweden and Stockholm, around the train station and in public transport. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Sweden is a safe country 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 Sweden. 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 Stockholm.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (mostly meteorological) in Sweden.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Sweden has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert since other countries in Europe have been targeted.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Sweden is generally very safe for women travelers.