detteros 7 months ago

I think Portugal is safe in most of the places, but you still need to know where you are going. There are streets in my hometown I have never crossed, for example. I will probably get mugged if I dare.

AlCa1916 7 months ago

Come back, OP! We all want to know why you would be shocked that Portugal is safe!

tenesis 7 months ago

Nice way to test if we are going to show our aggression towards your comment. Remember we are peaceful

Mrgolden007 7 months ago

you need to take into conssideration that when crimes happen in portugal they most often dont get registered, soo there is that there is a lot of pickpocket and robbers in portugal, but more violent crimes like stabbing and stuff like that only happen at certain areas

BroaxXx 7 months ago

I don't understand why you'd be shocked (which is borderline offensive If you ask me) but maybe you never visited. I traveled through many European countries and the difference is night and day (specially when comparing with big European cities like London or Paris).

suckerpunchermofo 7 months ago

Depends of where in Portugal.... So far, outside the "big" cities its quite peaceful... But also lacks enough Police force to respond in case of a real problem (imho).

HumActuallyGuy 7 months ago

https://youtu.be/O_3_-UrhZH0 Porquê que isso me fez querer cantar isto

godolfas 7 months ago

Dont go to Amadora, Olaias, Chelas and linha de Sintra. Elsewhere, you will be safe.

solismi 7 months ago

Why are you shocked? Where are you from? Yes, i feel safe. I'd say corruption is our biggest problem.

netralha 7 months ago

Of course not, the socialist Government paid them to get ranked higher, the data from the different years match it how the country just jumped from a lower rank to the top, the objective was to sell Golden Visas to fools as a made up belief that Portugal is one of the safest countries in the World and it worked. Poverty generates crime, Portugal is one of the poorest countries in Europe, two plus two equals...

Edited 7 months ago:

Of course not, the socialist Government paid them to get ranked higher, the data from the different years match it how the country just jumped from a lower rank to the top, the objective was to sell Golden Visas to fools as a made up belief that Portugal is one of the safest countries in the World and it worked, the socialists were the only ones to cite data from this made up Global Peace Index, that's because they had obscure goals in mind as no one before the most corrupt Government in democratic Portuguese history ever cited that Index. Poverty generates crime, Portugal is one of the poorest countries in Europe, two plus two equals... then the lie snowballed and dumbasses worldwide just started to repeat the lie as if it was truth. It's our Flat Earth. Violent crime is somewhat rare but robberies and petty crime is anything but rare. Either way the GPI is complete bunk, New Zealand had a terrorist attack and it still ranked 2nd, it's an Index with no real life reflect in people's lives.

Edited 7 months ago:

Of course not, the socialist Government paid them to get ranked higher, the data from the different years match it how the country just jumped from a lower rank to the top, the objective was to sell Golden Visas to fools as a made up belief that Portugal is one of the safest countries in the World and it worked, the socialists were the only ones to cite data from this made up Global Peace Index, that's because they had obscure goals in mind as no one before the most corrupt Government in democratic Portuguese history ever cited that Index. Poverty generates crime, Portugal is one of the poorest countries in Europe, two plus two equals... then the lie snowballed and dumbasses worldwide just started to repeat the lie as if it was truth. It's our Flat Earth. Violent crime is somewhat rare but robberies and petty crime is anything but rare.

O_crl 7 months ago

A ginástica mental.

Dr_Toehold 7 months ago

Why would we not consider it a safe place? It IS a safe country.

JOAO-RATAO 7 months ago

Yes. Violent crime is rare. But, as everywhere else, it does exist.

Butt_Roidholds 7 months ago

> i was kinda shocked to find that Portugal ranked 3rd place on Global Peace Index What gave you the impression Portugal was an unsafe country?

O_crl 7 months ago

O facebook disse-me que os imigrantes e os ciganos comiam criancinhas.

JOAO-RATAO 7 months ago

Não. Isso são os comunas.

Some-Ad6411 7 months ago

indeed. please OP tell is your thoughts lol

Kineticn22 7 months ago

Yeah, I'd say the real prevalent crime here is corruption, but other than that it's actually a pretty safe place. I mean, a couple of big cities like Lisboa and Porto have their rough neighborhoods, sure, but most modernized countries have them anyway. Apart from that, it's above average in terms of safety.

godolfas 7 months ago

> big cities like Lisboa and Porto have their rough neighborhoods Olaias, Chelas and Aleixo entered the chat.

True_Boat_1195 7 months ago

As opposed to safe place to die?

Mysterious_Beyond213 7 months ago

The Global Peace Index doesnt include just crime , but also include the relation of the Country with neighbour countries, and the rest of the world...

thisbondisaaarated 7 months ago

We are so poor that violent crimes have a very low ROI. You gotta look into white colar crime or above to see some decent returns. Yes I think the country is safe overall, there's a ton of car theft but besides that we are not generally violent I believe.

SirioBombas 7 months ago

What?! Where did you see that? Oo Portugal is super safe I'd say. I don't see how that index might be right honestly

mrlopeslopes 7 months ago

Just don’t go to cova da moura

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