Warnings & Dangers for Sweden
OVERAL RISK: LOW
Sweden is a very safe country. It is ranked 18th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
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 & KIDNAPPING 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 Sweden.
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.