Safety & Security

Thanks to the widespread presence of police forces and law-enforcement agencies operating on the territory, Rome is a fairly safe place to walk through. The squares and the streets of the city centre are always populated both by locals and by visitors who enjoy the city at any time of the day and the evening.

Following its recent history – on the matter of local terrorism above all – Italy has developed a very efficient security system.

In recent years the number of international visitors in Rome has grown continuously and the two international airports of the city – Fiumicino and Ciampino – just last year received about 47 million passengers, and they could enjoy Rome connections without problems. The number of visitors who access the city through the modern railway network – connecting the capital with all national destinations – is constantly increasing.

The proximity to the Vatican City State makes the capital city even more safeguarded, thanks to the successful collaboration between the local police and the Vatican “Gendarmeria” corps and security units.

Like every year, The Economist published the “Safe Cities Index World 2017”, a study that classifies 60 international metropolia according to their security in relation with 49 parameters including personal security (urban crime, terrorism, general violence), digital security (threats of cyber attacks), health security (access to health, hospitals and emergency services) infrastructure security (state of buildings, roads and bridges). The capital of Japan wins the highest score (89.8 out of 100).

As far as Italy is concerned, Milan and Rome reach the 25th and 27thplace respectively – not very far from Paris and New York and better qualified than Buenos Aires, Beijing, Athens, Shanghai and Johannesburg.