Watch out for pickpockets, especially on 28 and 15 electric trams!
Tram 28 is increasingly as popular with pickpockets as it is with tourists
Violence against tourists is very unusual, but be aware of people that brush up close to you or jostle you and don’t leave bags and camera equipment unattended for even a moment! Also be aware when you visit touristical attractions and terraces.
Lisbon is a very safe city, you’ll only have to be careful with people selling drugs in the downtown area. And some sell bay leafs instead of hash, so don’t buy anything from them. When you hire a car and you leave it overnight in the street, take care not to leave any of value in it (even locked) or in your hotel room.
Take a taxi at night: it is cheap in Lisbon
Be always very careful with your things and never carry large amounts of money with you. When leaving the nightclubs take a taxi, you’ll have to pay a bit more (10 euro in the city) but sometimes it’s the best.
Praça do Comércio: friendly policemen on electrical Segway steps
More information Lisboa Card
It you are the victim of theft, and you want to make an insurance claim, you have to report it to the police and get a report copy. If your passport is taken, you must contact the consulate to get a replacement issued.
Police: COMETLIS – Esquadra de Turismo, phone 00351213421623, mail firstname.lastname@example.org