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Avoiding Crime in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [851]

Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours, and in fact, is considered one of the most peaceful countries in Latin ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-crime, travel-safety

Is The US Violent?

USA | Thu, 22 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [849]

According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by the non-profit ... Read more >

Tags: north america, travel-crime, travel-safety, usa

Vietnam - Crime & Scams

VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3668]

Unfortunately ripping off tourists is the national sport in Vietnam. Pickpockets, fake purchases and currency rip-offs, locals know frazzled travellers can be easy targets. But you don't have to be grist to their mill, if you follow a few simple tips ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety, vietnam

Crime And Natural Hazards In Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE | Thu, 18 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1243]

  One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo. Several travellers ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cape-verde, natural hazards, travel-crime, travel-safety

A Guide to Rio's Favelas

BRAZIL | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2875]

UPDATE : In October 2012 police conducted a raid on the Manguinhos favela 8kms from downtown Rio, arresting 3 people and seizing 60 kilos of cocaine. In the days before the raid 5 alleged drug bosses were killed by police. The raid involved 1300 police ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-safety

Jamaica - Avoiding the Local Hassles

JAMAICA | Sun, 14 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1535]

Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is equally one of the most unique.  Sure, like other islands there are gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes, but Jamaica offers a culture and atmosphere that is completely ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, jamacia, travel-crime, travel-safety

The Dark Side of Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO | Mon, 6 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [11593] | Comments [34]

There are many beautiful and safe destinations within Puerto Rico - the capital, San Juan, and some of the other big cities are not among them. We'll name names if you read on. Locals will tell you the island is split into a violent and often dangerous ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, puerto rico, travel-crime, travel-safety

Venezuela Violent Crime - Travel Alert

VENEZUELA | Mon, 16 Jul 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1017]

Venezuela is a violent place - there were an average of 52 murders A DAY in the first half of 2012 according to police figures released this week. With 9,510 murders to June 30th, the country is on track for a homicide rate of an alarming ... Read more >

Tags: south america, travel-alert, travel-crime, venezuela

Goa Crime Spree - Travel Alert

INDIA | Wed, 11 Jul 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1412] | Comments [4]

The popular tourist destination of Goa in Western India is in the grip of a crime spree directed at visitors. The British Foreign Office has issued a warning following an alarming increase in bag-snatching and petty crime since the beginning of 2012.... Read more >

Tags: goa, india, travel-alert, travel-crime

Phuket Bag Snatching Gang - Travel Alert

THAILAND | Thu, 21 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1719]

Visitors to Phuket in Thailand should be aware to two serious incidents involving bag-snatchers and thieves this week. On Thursday June 21 st, an Australian woman (a travel agent on an inspection trip) was stabbed to death by thieves who attempted ... Read more >

Tags: phuket, thailand, travel-alert, travel-crime

9 tips for keeping your luggage safe

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 15 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [27741] | Comments [13]

There are two parts to this discussion – planning the right luggage before you go and then how to use it safely when you’re on the road.  As usual, the best advice is just to use your common sense!  Read on for more tips we've gathered to keep you ... Read more >

Tags: luggage, travel-crime, travel-safety, worldwide

Europe Highway Bandits - Travel Alert

FRANCE | Wed, 13 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1508]

Watch out if you’re driving on the motorway connecting Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Dunkirk and the Channel Ports, particularly towards the southern end of the route, there have been robberies and express kidnappings of tourists.... Read more >

Tags: belgium, europe, france, netherlands, travel-alert, travel-crime

Bag & Luggage Theft - Security Tips

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 8 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1040] | Video

So everyone knows to keep bags secure when you’re travelling. Never leave them ‘unattended’, never let them out of your sight. But what do you do with a pesky bag when you really, really, really need two hands and you just have to put it ... Read more >

Tags: travel-crime, travel-safety, worldwide

Is Crime A Problem in Tanzania?

TANZANIA | Tue, 8 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [460]

Tanzania is one of East Africa’s true gems. It’s a large, spacious, wilderness that holds some of Africa’s best natural wonders and friendliest people. But along with tourism (perhaps because of it) there comes a certain level of crime. While it ... Read more >

Tags: africa, tanzania, travel-crime

Tunisia Crime and Scams

TUNISIA | Mon, 7 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [501]

Violent crime in Tunisia is somewhat of a rarity and foreigners are not targeted.Petty theft, pick pocketing, and bag snatching are more common than violent assault or muggings. But watch out for the drive-by bag snatchers. The bike flashes past and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-crime, tunisia

Crime & Drugs - Panama

PANAMA | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [479] | Comments [1]

Panama will never make into the list for the world’s top 10 safe places to visit, not sure it would make the top 25. Crime levels are high and not petty theft - violent crime like armed robberies (which have been known to occur in restaurants!) shootings, ... Read more >

Tags: central america, panama, travel-crime

Is Oman Safe?

OMAN | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [557] | Comments [1]

Oman is located in a corner of the world which is often in the headlines as a flashpoint for east-west relations. But unlike some of it's near neighbours Oman is open and friendly towards western visitors. Omanis are very polite and friendly, some ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, oman, travel-crime

Nigeria's Criminal Record

NIGERIA | Tue, 1 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [416]

The political and economic instability of Nigeria opens the doors for a cornucopia of crime. On one end, you have the less sinister, more basic thievery and pick pocketing. On the other, you have armed robberies, muggings, abductions and car-jackings, particularly ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nigeria, travel-crime

Crime, Scams and Trouble in Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wed, 4 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [350]

Zambia is known for its incredible safari trips and of course Victoria Falls, one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also desperately poor. However in 2010 the World Bank named Zambia as one of the world’s ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-crime, zambia

Crime & Safety

BOLIVIA | Fri, 17 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1034]

Unfortunately, Bolivia’s reputation of being one of the safest South American countries for travellers is no longer accurate. Crime is a growing concern, so travellers should heed the following warnings to enjoy a safe visit. Crime Petty crime, ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, pickpockets, south america, travel-crime

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