Casablanca is a safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that travellers should take in order to ensure a smooth trip through Morocco.  As always, common sense is the most important tool for staying safe.

            This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Casablanca as well:  Avoid traveling alone at night.  If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas where there are plenty of other people and take safe modes of transportation (car, tram or taxi).  Walking alone at night in back streets or insalubrious areas is never a good idea, especially for women.

            Although it is not a major concern, street crime and petty theft does occur in Casablanca.  Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention to oneself is never a good idea.  Try blending into the crowd instead of sticking out. Motorbike theft is increasing in Morocco - keep bags on the inside, away from the road, to avoid the possibility of having them snatched. It should be emphasised that this is a rare phenomenon, but it happens.

            Visit the Morocco Safety Website for information about certain scams that are aimed towards tourists in busy cities.  

            Heading to the beach poses certain dangers.  Valuables should never be left unattended at the beach.  Doing so is asking for trouble.  Also, visit the American Red Cross website for some useful water safety tips.

            There is a handful of foreign embassies located in Morocco, which can be seen at Embassies list .  Make sure to look at your national embassies website before leaving home.