Warnings & Dangers
The United Kingdom is a very safe country. It is ranked 33th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH
There is some pickpocket-related risk in the United Kingdom. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the city maps to see the most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: MEDIUM
The United Kingdom is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in The United Kingdom. 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 the UK.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
There are no natural hazards in the United Kingdom, other than incessant rain!
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
The United Kingdom has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
The UK is generally very safe for women travelers.