How safe do you feel in South Korea?

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dannykess
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How safe do you feel in South Korea?

 

( I am compiling reserach for a new book I am writing.  So any info you can give me is great.  Thank you in advance.)
 
Would you say Korea is safer than your home country?
 

What are some issues regarding your personal safety in Korea?

 
Do you feel safe in your city/neighborhood/apartment?
 
Have you had any strange stalking experiences with Korean men?
 
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences on the Subway?
 
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences at work with your boss or co-workers?
 
 
sinparam
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Joined: 03/08/2011 - 13:16
Re: How safe do you feel in South Korea?

Alright, I'm not a woman, but here's my take on your questions. (I'm also drawing from my girlfriend's experiences).

 

Would you say Korea is safer than your home country?
Yes. Although I'm from Canada and it's not a country particularly known to be dangerous, I've never had any issue in Korea with drug addicts or young punks looking for a fight. Plus, I've never really heard anything about guns or somebody being shot in Korea. My girlfriend finds it hard sometimes in Canada due to the large amount of (white) idiots trying to hit on her, or even following her or thinking they have some sort of right to make indecent comments, etc.

What are some issues regarding your personal safety in Korea?

I've honestly never really felt threatened in any way in Korea. I've never had to think about the subject of personal safety while I was living there. Although I must say I did not dare to drive at first.
 
Do you feel safe in your city/neighborhood/apartment?
When I was in Korea I definitely felt safe in my neigborhood/city.
 
Have you had any strange stalking experiences with Korean men?
N/A
 
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences on the Subway?
The only uncomfortable experience I've had was a random Korean guy looking to practice his English with me. I don't like people who start speaking to strangers just to practice their language skills (that applies to any nationality..) Kind of annoying.
 
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences at work with your boss or co-workers?
 
N/A
hockmuth
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Joined: 09/12/2010 - 13:18
Re: How safe do you feel in South Korea?
Would you say Korea is safer than your home country?
Yes

What are some issues regarding your personal safety in Korea?

none
Do you feel safe in your city/neighborhood/apartment?
yes
Have you had any strange stalking experiences with Korean men?
no
 
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences on the Subway?
no
Have you had any uncomfortable experiences at work with your boss or co-workers?
no
 
BusanGuy
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Joined: 08/16/2010 - 17:30
Re: How safe do you feel in South Korea?

I have been here for 3 1/2 years...
My laptop was stolen in my first week, it didnt give me the best first impression, but it was only coincidence as I've never felt safer. I've also learned that the unpleasantness on the subways and buses aren't how koreans really are....They've either been working all day and have to ride the subway 20min+ home, or they have just woken up and have to go to work or school.

Fair enough. :)  Korea is a very safe place. Especially Busan, considering it's 4 million people.

Paul Gaasenbeek
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Joined: 08/25/2009 - 15:04
Re: How safe do you feel in South Korea?

My car was broken in to the other day but only change was taken. 8 years on and that is it. I went through the toll once and paid 10000 instead of 1000 and a week later i got 9000 in the mail. Safe as hell here. I was wondering though how safe people felt about getting paid on time and receiving all of their pay, bonus and so on. This is where Korea gets  unsavory I think. It could be anything from over charging you for moving or cleaning fees, not paying your pension or bonus, paying you some of your pay and the other half later, schools going under... 

crudler
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Joined: 04/03/2010 - 14:28
Re: How safe do you feel in South Korea?
The experience of living in Korea as a foreign woman is significantly different than the experience of living here as a man. Most of my foreign female friends have multiple stories of being harassed, propositioned, and even assaulted by Korean men.