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The following places are supposed to be dangerous with the highest amount of committed crimes:Auckland CBD, North Shore, West Auckland, County Manukau, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK :
The majority of crimes are crimes of opportunity. Auckland and New Zealand has the lowest rate of crimes involving guns in the world. The city is on the 24th place in the list of the safest and most dangerous countries in the world.
PICKPOCKETS RISK :
Auckland as a big urban area and a destination frequently visited by tourists are affected by pickpockets. Excessive vigilance in all public place is recommended.
MUGGING RISK :
New Zealand is a country, where an occurrence of kidnappings is low. Mugging is very rare, but the possibility exists, notably in the remote neighborhoods and outskirts of the big urban areas. Remember, no personal possession is worth your life.
SCAMS RISK :
Lottery winning scam – you receive a letter, that you won a prize in a lottery. In order to collect your winnings, you are asked to pay a fee for a processing. Inland Revenue scams – Scammers, claiming to be from the appropriate establishment, call people to say that they are being investigated for tax fraud and are asked to pay a debt urgently or go to jail.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK :
On the whole, there are no transport or taxi risk in New Zealand. We recommend only drive carefully in the poor visibility. There are a wide variety of ways to get around, including bus, ferry, train, taxi, shuttle. Although worth to mention, that Auckland is a very car dependent city.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK :
Severe and poorly predictable weather may be an issue in New Zealand. Strong earthquakes are often with an average magnitude of 6. Having a number of volcanos in the active phase, volcanic eruptions may take place. All tourists should be aware of venomous spiders: “redback” and “kapito”.
TERRORISM RISK :
Though the threat from terrorism is low in Auckland. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK :
Overall, woman travelers risk seems to be lower than in the main European countries, Canada or USA. However, sexually motivated crimes are still on the rise. SafeAround recommends exercise normal safety precautions and trying to avoid visiting remote neighborhoods late at night.