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

Chennai is very safe. - May 2019


Very little. Chennai is a very safe place compared to my home back in the USA. - Aug 2018


Take the same precautions you would take in any city. That being said, we have never felt unsafe. - May 2018


Chennai seems very safe to me. - May 2016


Day-to-day doesn't feel worrisome from a security perspective, but data show violence and terrorism remain high in India in general. - May 2016


None. Chennai is very safe. As in most of India, the 'establishment' is everywhere. They keep a discreet eye on everything and run a pretty tight ship. It is not unusual for criminals to be badly beaten up to 'extract' confessions. - May 2015


We felt extremely safe here. - Mar 2015


We felt very safe here. As with any city, you should always be aware of your surroundings, and use common sense. - Oct 2014


Overall Chennai was very safe. - Oct 2014


Personal security is fine, the biggest threat is traffic and dengue. - Jun 2014


Not particularly, but I feel India is a country where you just never know. If you use your common sense and stay within safe areas of town and don't act flashy or walk the streets late at night, you will be very safe here. I would say that Chennai is one of the safer big cities in India. - May 2014


Crime is very low here. I feel extremely safe here, especially compared to major cities in the U.S. Traffic is super crazy though and sidewalks (when they are there) are usually used for hawkers. This means people walk in the streets. Not pedestrian friendly at all. - Aug 2013


I feel very safe in Chennai. - Jul 2012


No. Touch wood, that's more of a problem in the north. - Aug 2011


Chennai is very safe. I never felt threatened in any way. It is one of the safest places in India. That being said, my purse was stolen in another city where we went to see the temples. That was surprising and a hassle. It was just taken off the back of the chair while we were all sitting at the table. - Jun 2010


Not really. Petty theft, pick pockets. - Sep 2009


This is the safest city I have every lived in. If you follow the barest of security precautions then, you'll be fine. - Aug 2008


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