There have been occasional incidents of mugging and petty crime against foreigners. Policemen, or sometimes those pretending to be policemen, may seek to impose an on-the-spot fine. If you are any doubt you should ask for an ID or pay any fines at the nearest police station. Keep valuables out of sight and avoid unlit or remote areas. Avoid obvious displays of wealth, especially in rural areas. Avoid walking alone at night. There are security checkpoints at the city limits of Tashkent and other towns. The political situation in Uzbekistan is stable, however you should avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings of people.