Skardu is safe tourist destination. The crime rate of Skardu is less than any districts of 4 provinces of Pakistan.
People feels safe during day and night time hanging alone anywhere in Skardu. There’s no robbery case of tourist. Even tour guides used to charge very fair amount. Peoples all over Baltistan are very peaceful. Crime index of Skardu is less than Paris, London and Singapore.
All four districts of Baltistan region; Skardu, Shigar, Kharmang and Ghanche have very low crime rate. No murder case in last 10 years in the region. No criminal case with tourist and travelers reported in last 5 years.
Additionally, tourist police of Gilgit Baltistan is an instant call away from the tourist.
My recommendation is to visit Skardu, it’s the safest tourist destination of Pakistan. Skardu is safe to travel for families, friends and a person alone.
Khaplu Ghanche has the record of no crime case registered in a calendar a year in 2017. No murder case in last two decades.
A survey report of safety index of Skardu are:
|Crime type/category||Safety Index|
|General crime level||50|
|Assaulted or mugged in the street||75.99|
|Home and property robbery||75.99|
|Street attack rates||69.37|
|Racist insults and racial bullying||63.62|
|Car and motor vehicle theft||75|
|Administrative bribery and corruption rates||50.99|
|Vandalism and public property destruction||57.12|
|Personal items stolen from car||76.49|
|Verbal abuse down the street||58.42|
|Drug dealing and street gangs||75.5|
|Crime rates increase during last 5 years||88|
|Armed robbery – people and property||69.68|
|Worries when walking safety at night||100|
|Worries when walking during daytime||100|
|Crime index in Skardu||68.82|
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