Helsinki: Crime

Helsinki Crime

Although it is a major city, Helsinki (and indeed Finland overall) has a very low crime rate and is generally extremely safe to wander about in, even at night. Some areas experience more crime than others: the areas on the outskirts of the city around Espoo and Vantaa should be treated with a bit more caution at night. Pick pocketing and robberies are not common, but don’t be complacent. Take as much care of your person and possessions as you would elsewhere.