Safety and Secutiry in Thailand

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Thailand's Safety and Security for Retirees, Expats and Digital Nomads

Safety and Security in Thailand

Thailand is a safe haven for those looking to live in Southeast Asia, but thievery still exists. Pickpocketing is the most common crime that affects tourists and expatriates, occurring mainly at busy markets, tourist attractions or train stations. To thwart any potential criminals from targeting you, remember to keep your bags close to yourself by wearing them across your body or on your front while also being cautious of what’s going on around you; awareness can easily protect you!
Country is ranked 103 according to the World Peace Index

Motorcyclists Old TukTuk at old town, thailand

Despite the potentiality of certain crimes, Thailand is a secure country and cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are particularly safe. With features such as its low crime rate, it’s no surprise that many tourists opt to visit these areas. However, safety for motorists must always be taken into consideration- since numerous sources name Thailand as one of the riskiest countries when it comes to motorcycling. Due to an abundance of bikes on Thai roads alongside newly built highways intended for cars only, this further heightens the dangers associated with riding in this region. So if you decide to take part in motorcycle rides here – ensure you always wear protective headgear and don’t exceed appropriate speed limits!