50 Places Women Should Never Travel Alone
While Japan tends to be a relatively safe place for women to travel alone, there are a few problem areas. The biggest threat that Tokyo poses for solo female travelers is their recent upsurge in women having their drinks spiked, and subsequently sexually harassed.
At one time, this issue was so bad that the American Embassy issued warnings for all female Americans living in Tokyo, warning them to guard their drinks. If you want to enjoy a cocktail after a long day without worrying about some stranger spiking your drink, then perhaps choose to avoid Tokyo.
The city of romance, wine, and baguettes might not be the best option for a woman to travel to on her own. As it turns out, Paris has a high rate of pickpocketing. Nearly all crime that affects tourists comes from petty crimes such as pickpocketing.
Sadly, highly populated tourist areas like the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower are more likely to be populated by pickpockets. Either make sure your purse is nailed to your hip, or choose to bring along a travel buddy to help you watch your back.
New Delhi, India
Ladies who are taking a solo trip should certainly steer clear of New Delhi. The percentage of crimes that have been resolved is outstandingly low: in 2015, only 27% of criminal cases were solved. Crimes against women are a particularly troubling issue, with a rape being reported about every four hours.
It may be tempting to take in the sights and culture of India, but crime statistics in the city of New Delhi should send off a few warning bells for any woman planning to travel alone.