So, if North Korea is safe to visit, then why do people say it’s dangerous?

North Korean civilians do face danger every single day! However, as a foreign tourist, it is safe to visit North Korea. The government keeps up the image of a highly civilized country by giving foreign tourists access. In addition they generate an income from tourists. Please note that tourists who were born on the Korean peninsula need a special permission and are not considered regular tourists.
North Koreas foreign policy is also a reason for people to speak about a ‘dangerous country’ because of the fierce rhetoric speech and the ambition of nuclear technology.