Safety in Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires is a safe city, but as in any other big city in the world, tourists should take some precautions. For example, avoid leaving your purse or bag hanging from chairs in public places and try not to walk at night in poorly lit areas.

Tourist Ombudsman: If, during your visit, suffer some kind of abuse or discrimination, communicate whit the Tourist Ombudsman, phone number: 4302 7816. To contact personally, can go to Ave. Pedro de Mendoza 1835 ("Benito Quinquela Martin" Museum) in the neighborhood of La Boca. This service is available from Monday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Urban Guard: Throughout the whole city, especially all tourist areas, the Urban Guard is at hand so as to inform, help and take care of people in emergencies or risky situations. The official body works in coordination with the security forces, firemen, medical urgency service and some other State organisms.
The urban guard performs their tasks throughout the city of Buenos Aires 24 hours a day throughout the entire year.

Tourist Police Station: This police station headquarters receives any formal complaints from tourists in cases of offenses, thefts, petty steal, losses, whereabouts and failed meetings. It also works on crime prevention. You can also receive help in the case of extraordinary procedures before embassies or consulates. You will get information from people speaking in English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Ukrainian and Japanese.

Address: Avenida Corrientes 436.
telephone: 0800 999 5000 / 4346 5748
mail: turista@policiafederal.gov.ar