Riga - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Riga is a small city, but the usual city-smarts apply. That said, it's a safe place in comparison to many, and you can walk by yourself on most streets in the middle of the night without a problem. - Mar 2022

Very safe post. Only isolated incidents that you'd expect in any city. - Jul 2017

We have felt very safe in Riga. As a woman who often runs very long distances alone, I have always felt very safe, but I exercise caution in keeping aware of my surroundings. Petty crime happens here and there, but I am not aware of any more serious issues. - Sep 2016

The people who have never been anywhere even moderately dangerous get scared because there are pickpockets in town. Riga is pretty safe for a city. Safer than most U.S. cities. - Jul 2010

The only thing besides the usual pickpocketer targeting tourists is night clubs. They will try to lure you in and then rip you off, and the street police will probably do nothing. - Aug 2008

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