I am thinking of finding a job in Europe and consequently moving there. Social media draws a quite grim picture of immigrant/ISIS crisis in Germany, a country I first targeted as a place to stay.

Regarding aforementioned circumstances, I am worried about my wife's well-being during our stay.

My question is to german people, people living in Berlin on a permanent basis: do you feel safe in Berlin?

Thanks and sorry for bringing up somewhat delicate topic.

closed as primarily opinion-based by pnuts, Giorgio, Ali Awan, mts, Jan Dec 15 '16 at 14:37

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    I don't think it gets much safer than Berlin. – RemcoGerlich Dec 15 '16 at 13:56
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    No worries, no need to be too delicate: What you read on social media is just racist conspiracy-mongering. It's unfortunate that we often feel the need to mince words about these things. – Relaxed Dec 15 '16 at 14:01
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    "I am worried about my wife's well-being during our stay". Not sure why you mention this explicitly. Are there any happenings which make you feel women face problems? Anyways as far as I am concerned Berlin is safe not just for women but for every body. Including dogs, cats and pets. – DarthVader Dec 15 '16 at 14:04
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    The biggest danger, as in any city outside a warzone, is traffic. – gerrit Dec 15 '16 at 14:22
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    I did not downvote but I assume most of the downvotes are for lack of proper research and asking an opinion-based question, which is off-topic here. Also since you consider moving, Expats SE would be a better place for your question. Finally note that this is not a forum as your question implies for a little bit... – mts Dec 15 '16 at 14:32

Yes, of course Berlin is safe.

There is not a single European city in the list of most dangerous cities in the world. Germany overall ranks 190 in list of countries by homicide rate.

Most European cities are safe. Some cities in Russia or Italy have high crime by European standards but none have high crime by North American standards.

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