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Crime and Safety in Manchester and Other Warnings and Dangers

Warnings and Danger in Manchester: Crime and Safety

Manchester is known for making the best soaps and having the greatest cotton mills, warehouses, and railways. But despite its popularity and cultural advances, Manchester is also a place with warnings and dangers for unsuspecting travelers.

Manchester Areas to Avoid

Some areas in Manchester are more dangerous than others and should be avoided, if at all possible. Some inner city areas to avoid are Moss Side and Rusholme. These locations are areas for crimes of all types, and are not great places to visit.

Travel Safe with Taxis in Manchester

Beware of unlicensed taxi services. The best way for consumers to protect themselves is to check the registration number of the taxi for validity.


Manchester has a pickpocket epedimic, and thieves can steal wallets without their victims’ knowledge. Travelers are advised to secure their wallet via a chain.

Stay Clear of Picadilly Station

Most metro stations are crime-free, but beware of the Manchester Picadilly Station between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. when the area becomes more desolate and potentially dangerous.

Editor’s Note: The information on this page is compiled with traveler reviews of warnings and danger of Manchester.

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