Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

This is one of the safest places I've ever lived. Most of my female colleagues were not bothered by taking taxis alone. It's not a nice city to walk around, but if you did, it's safe, even at night. I never heard of any reports of burglaries or crimes. People are very friendly. - Jul 2019


We feel very safe here, but of course common sense should prevail. - Jan 2019


Just being aware of your surroundings at all times. For the most part, you'll just be stared at a lot. People will try to touch white children, so just watch out for that. - Nov 2017


India has had its share of terrorism, but it is not evident. Wherever you go to a public place, you will be frisked for guns or explosives. Women are generally at risk; gender disparity leads to sexual harassment, eve-teasing, rapes and violence. Constant staring from every direction is very annoying. Beggars hassle you. People of African origin are discriminated against. For the first time in my life I feel uncomfortable here. - Sep 2016


There was a terrorist attack in 2013, but nothing since then. I think some people are waiting for Hindu-Muslim violence to break out, since there are a lot of Muslims here - but nothing thus far, and I'm not sure I actually anticipate that happening. - Mar 2015


I haven't heard of anyone having a break-in. Security in my apartment complex is pretty good. A local person told me her phone was picked from her purse but I haven't had such problems. Nobody bothers me. That said, this is India and there are beggars who can hassle you. As long as you're polite and ignore them, they'll pretty much leave you alone. Wherever you go, you'll be frisked for guns or explosives. India has had its share of terrorism. - Jan 2015


There have been a number of terrorist attacks in Hyderabad during the past 10 years including a bombing in 2013. Westerners are not specifically targeted but you will notice that security is tight at places such as hotels and shopping malls. Women should take extra precautions when going out or traveling, especially alone. - Nov 2014


Not really. Some bombings last year by a homegrown terror group, but not targetted against foreigners. The Indian Govt runs a pretty tight ship, security wise. The consulate also provides security guards for our homes at night. It's a different tale entirely for women, though. None of the females at post would dare to go out alone. Harassment (so-called "eve teasing" and "eye rapes") is rampant and a serious issue. What you read in the newspaper is not an exaggeration. The opposite, in fact. - Jul 2014


Not really. The traffic is probably the most dangerous thing about Hyderabad. - Mar 2012


Many Western women feel uncomfortable and there have been reports of harassment. There is often local tension between Muslim and Hindu groups, but targeting each other rather than Westerners. There are pickpockets in large crowds. - Feb 2012


Not really. - Jan 2011


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