How safe is Poland?

Poland is a relatively safe country to be an international student in compared with other EU states. Violent crime in Poland is rare and is getting rarer – Poland has been singled out as one of the European countries where crime has fallen the most since 2006.

Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:
•    Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
•    Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
•    Not making valuables obvious
•    Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
•    Being wary of strangers
•    Being careful of traffic