Crime against foreign travelers in Azerbaijan is considered infrequent and more opportunistic. Acts of pickpocketing and assault against solo individuals have occurred in the past and typically during the hours of darkness. Females are vulnerable to inappropriate behavior and unwanted attention from local males in the community. Avoid walking solo to reduce compromising your personal security.
The standard of driving in Azerbaijan is poor. Local drivers are known to travel at excessive speeds where road and vehicle conditions are unsafe. The majority of drivers are uninsured, unqualified and generally show little regard for road traffic safety. There is a high risk of road traffic collisions (RTCs) due to the poor driving conditions, unpredictable driving behavior and inadequate infrastructure.