November 20, 2019

The Delanoa Belgium-based publication, posted an article featuring WorldAware intelligence analyst Ben Plane, who works to support the Europe and CIS/Russia regional teams. On page 40 of the November-December issue, Plane provided insight to the Delano on a number of security and risk management points regarding Luxembourg. The article said while the crime rate is decreasing, there is always a possibility of a critical event, such as a terror attack. Below are Ben Plane's thoughts. 

On risks for those traveling and living in Luxembourg: "As with other low-threat destinations in Western Europe, petty crime, such as theft, is the primary security threat faced by both travelers and residents of Luxembourg. These types of criminals tend to target individuals who appear inattentive or unfamiliar with the area, and as such operate in crowded areas frequented by tourists; as a result, the Quartier Gare area around the central rail station is often referenced as a petty crime hotspot. However, as these crimes are opportunistic in nature and can be easily mitigated by taking basic security precautions, the threat for most people is low."

On security in Luxembourg vs. the rest of Western Europe: "Security threats in Luxembourg are typical of those faced in other countries in the region, though reduced in all regards due to the nation’s relative size and prosperity. Higher than average per capita income, for example, provides some insulation from shocks to the international financial system, and the greater wealth also allows better funding for public services." 

Other risk observations in Luxembourg: "Situated in a highly developed region and insulated from the worst effects of that regions’ typical security issues, Luxembourg is generally considered one of the safest countries in the world. Most visits to Luxembourg are likely to be trouble-free, and the remaining threats can be mitigated by basic security measures and prior warning of events such as the occasional non-violent political demonstration."  

Access the full interview