I am worried about my safety. Should I be concerned? Ten years ago, São Paulo was the fourth most violent city in Brazil. As of April last year, it was the second LEAST violent city (source: Policia Militar). That doesn’t mean that you have to be heedless of your safety. Usually, the tourist areas in Sao Paulo are safe for walking during the daytime. In the nighttime, it is safe to roam around the neighborhoods of Jardins, Higienópolis, and the residential areas of Sao Paulo, but avoid visiting the quiet streets of Centro. At night, travelling by taxi is the safest way to move around the city, rather than relying upon public transportation. Stay safe by not flashing too much of jewelry or cash.