No more unsafe than many modern, industrialised nation. It can be socially conservative, but so too can cities in the US and you wouldn't call the whole country 'dangerous'.
Always take care and use your judgement (if a situation feels odd, it probably is)>
Start here with some travel tips about petty crime:
Worldnomads.com has other articles you'll find linked.
Have a great trip
Phil at the safety hub about 5 years ago