Generally speaking, there is not much to worry about when it comes to expatriates’ safety and security during their time abroad in the United Kingdom. As a whole, the UK benefits from low crime rates and very effective emergency services. Still, the situation is not always perfect!
Despite the well-organized emergency services which are quick to react at all times and, to some extent, the many CCTV cameras located in the public space, not everything is all sunshine and butterflies. Every expat-to-be should at least have a general idea of the situation in the UK with regard to crime and discrimination.