Shanghai preview


Shanghai is a fairly safe city. Areas of concern where crime is more prevalent are the foreigner-targeted nightclub areas such as MaoMing Road and JuLe Road. These areas can be a bit more risky late at night when the establishments close around 2 AM. Right around closing, police cars can be seen guarding the end of the street, so being aware of the surroundings should be enough to stay safe. Keeping to well-lit areas late at night, and not traveling alone, is the best way to stay safe in all areas of Shanghai.

The bigger issue in Shanghai is pick-pocketing. When walking around pedestrian boulevards and outdoor shopping areas, no pocket or bag is safe from the opportunistic p…