New York


Stay safe travelling in New York with our handy tips for travellers heading to the Big Apple.


New York has a bad reputation for being notoriously dangerous. While this was true in the past, the city is a lot safer now and like any other urban city. Since 9/11, the city has tighter security, which is good news for travellers.

But just like any other major city, crime does happen but you can take steps to prevent it. Always be vigilant and keep a close eye on your belongs. Don’t walk down poorly lit streets and always trust your intuition in any circumstance. And never carry large quantities of cash.

Manhattan is seen as very safe in comparison to the other boroughs, but that doesn’t mean that the other boroughs are dangerous. Don’t skip areas like Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx due to hearsay; they are great areas and you will miss out on a lot of great places. Just use your common sense and stick to main streets.

The subways are pretty safe too, but be more cautious when riding in the early hours of the morning or late at night. Always know the closest metro station to your location, just in case.

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      Last updated on the 29 September 2018
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