How is the crime rate in Istanbul compared to other European cities?

Eda Sökmen
31 March, 2016

Compared to most of the big cities of the world, Istanbul is quiet safe. You would come across pickpocketing, however you would almost never come across armed robbery.

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Eda Sökmen

Born and raised in Istanbul, Eda has started istanbulite, a boutique travel agency which offers custom-made private tours & concierge services for her clients most of whom are from the U.S. Eda lived in the U.S for a year between 2003-2004 in Los Angeles, California as she was studying at UCLA as an exchange student. She has traveled through Turkey, U.S., South America, Thailand & Cambodia and Europe. She is a travel and history buff. Check out her company at

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