Compared to 2018 and 2019 Hungary’s overall crime rate remained relatively low, in all major crime categories. It is a good sign for tourists, so they can make their plans to visit this beautiful country. However, there are certain potential points that every tourist must keep into consideration while their visit to Hungary.
Budapest’s major train stations, public transportation systems (i.e. tram, subway, bus), and most tourist-frequented areas are popular venues of such petty crimes. The main tourist attractions where your belongings are likely to be nabbed are the Chain Bridge area on both sides of the Danube, and on the bridge itself, the Royal Palace Museum, Basilica, Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Matthias Church.
Roads are generally in good condition. Areas under construction do not always have adequate markings or blockades, and train crossings are not always well-designated. Rural roads are often narrow and poorly lighted.
Reports of overcharging at some restaurants, clubs, and nightspots, especially in those areas of the city tourists frequent, remains a concern. The consumption (or honeypot) scam, is one in which criminals grossly overcharge victims (typically men) for drinks. This activity had been on the decline in previous years
A Recent Report is beneficial before a visit to Hungary.
The last Note: No need to panic. These are the types of things travelers should be aware of before traveling to Hungary especially Budapest, plus a few safety tips to help you out of trouble if you land in it.