This article describes how a traveller can avoid being a victim of crime. See Wikivoyage:Illegal activities policy for guidelines how to write about crimes that a traveller might commit. See authority trouble and diplomacy for how to handle being accused of crimes while abroad.

In most populated areas, visitors risk becoming the victim of crime.

Travellers pose a high risk for theft and other property crime, since criminals exploit their ignorance, confusion, and need to bring valuables.

Types of crime

General precautions

Several bits of common sense may help you stay out of trouble:


On site

Warning signs


See also

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