How safe is Peru?

Like all countries in the world, there are parts that are really safe and parts that are dangerous. It is about being aware of where you are and not taking your safety for granted.  Some people see tourists as easy targets for money, laptops, cameras, etc., so always be aware of pickpockets and stay vigilant, even if everything seems alright. We are tourists who have lived here for years and have never been robbed or attacked. We’re sure we’ve had some Irish luck on our side but like we said, it is all about being vigilant and aware and listening to the advice of our guides, hostel receptionists and the local people. For example, never use an ATM at night if possible, never walk alone at night, and try to always stay in a group. Basic things like this can sometimes be forgotten and these are the moments you will get targeted.