Staying safe in any country is a top priority. In this section you will be able to gauge how safe the UK is, and what to do to protect yourself.
Is the UK a safe place to live?
Generally the UK is a very safe country. There is a good policing system, with many officers patrolling the streets. Roads are very well lit and there are CCTV cameras in virtually all public places. The UK is probably at its most dangerous in cities at night, although this is a generalisation.
What precautions can I take to stay safe outside?
Don’t walk alone at night and stay on well lit public roads. It is a good idea to keep expensive personal belongings out of sight, and carry a bag with a zip so that you can be sure that your things are secure.
Top tip: Many women in the UK carry a small alarm in their handbags as a precaution. The chance of being a victim of crime is very minimal, but these alarms can be bought from many high street shops and help to give peace of mind.
What precautions can I take to keep my home safe?
Many British families have burglar alarms installed in their houses to protect themselves from intruders. It is advisable to lock all doors and windows, particularly when you are out, and avoid keeping expensive possessions on display.