Q: I’ve heard that Thailand is a dangerous place to go! Is that true?
A: Absolutely not! Bangkok is an international city the size of NYC both in area and population. Next to Singapore, it is the safest large city in the world. A lone female could be walking on the street in the worst slum in the city, falling over herself drunk, and never have to be worried about being accosted. The Thai people are a gentle people by nature. They are all devout Buddhists and it is not in their nature to physically hurt another human being.
We do recommend that you watch out for pickpockets, especially in crowded places. They are extremely good. Another problem in Thailand is consumer rip offs. It is not uncommon to be sold Gemstones that are really stained glass or other fake commodities. Apparently some Thai’s are ok with petty theft but not with any sort of violent behavior. To sum it up though, Thailand is generally much safer than most every suburb in the states.