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Crime - Backpack Traveller

Crime


Algeria

Avoid Mali and Niger Frontier due to armed robberies.

Argentina

Good compared to other South American Countries, but take sensible precautions.

Austria

Relatively low

Bangladesh

Increase in banditry on major roads.

Barbados

Increase in crime, take precautions when visiting secluded areas at night

Belgium

Standard precautions

Belize

Increase in muggings and violent crime. Sensible precautions.

Bolivia

Fairly safe be aware of pickpockets

Brazil

High in major cities, put valuables in hotel safes, offer no resistance to muggers.

Burkina Faso

Bandits have been active at nights on the highway between Bobo-Dioulasso & Ouagadougaou

C.I.S.

Muggings and pickpocketing on increase. Do not leave luggage unattended on trains

C.I.S. Armenia

Increasing in Yerevan

Cambodia

Banditry is wide spread

Cameroun

Due to worsening economic situation increase in crime, especially in Yeounde, Douala and Bamenda

Cameroun

Highway robbery on increase in all three northern provinces

Central African Republic

Armed robbery a problem in Bangui and the north of the country particularly near Chad and Sudan Borders

Chad

Increased lawlessness and armed robbery. Thefts of and from vehicles are common

China

Generally safe, muggings and sexual harassment in cities increasing.

Colombia

Beware of con-men posing as police asking to see wallets & bags, generally be very aware and take great precautions.

Costa Rica

Theft is a great threat.

Denmark

Standard precautions take care at night behind Copenhagen Central Station and Nyhavn

Ecuador

Way of live especially in Guayaquil.

El Salvador

Robberies occur on public and in private transport do not resist.

Finland

Standard precautions be careful in underground shopping centre at Helsinki Station

France

Be wary in Paris, Nice, Marseilles and Lyon keep to well lit streets at night

Germany

Standard precautions be careful in certain streets in cities after dark, don't leave valuables in car or hotel rooms.

Greece

Fairly low but take standard precautions

Grenada

Beware of street crime

Guatemala

Violent crime is prevalent, common place on public transport.

Guyana

Violent crime especially in George town is a problem.

Honduras

Carry documents at all time.

Iceland

Very low

Ireland

Standard Precautions

Italy

Crime on the increase don't carry hand bags hung from shoulder, leave items unattended be very careful of pickpockets in tourist areas

Ivory Coast

Share of street crime, and after dark armed robbery.

Jamaica

Street crime occurs and care should be taken outside of hotel.

Japan

Extremely low crime rate.

Kazakhstan

Theft on roads and trains increased, travel in groups, increase in street attacks.

Kenya

Muggings can take place anywhere, armed car jacking occurs around Nairobi, do not walk around Nairobi or coastal towns at night.

Lesotho

Armed car thefts and muggings occur.

Liechtenstein

Standard precautions

Luxemburg

Standard precautions

Madagascar

Muggings do occur care should be taken.

Malawi

Exercise care and avoid travel at night.

Mali

Armed robbery reported north of Mopti

Malta

Standard precautions although relatively crime free

Mongolia

Street crime rising don't travel of the main street of any town.

Mozambique

Banditry problem of main roads.

Netherlands

Be careful of pick pockets in large cities and of car theft

Nicaragua

Street crime is on the increase in Managua.

Niger

Robbery of tourists is common.

Norway

Increasing in main cities but little chance of muggings or pick pockets

Pakistan

Armed robbery and kidnapping occur in Sindhi and Baluchistan, and near Afghan border.

Panama

Violent assaults have increased particularly around the Bridge of Americas, at the Pacific end of the canal. Pick pocketing is a problem on buses and at bus depots.

Papua New Guinea

Law and order at low level, armed robbery, sexual assaults.

Peru

Beware of street crime

Philippines

Serious problem in north Luzon, the Visayas.

Poland

Serious risk of robbery on trains and at stations

Portugal

Keep valuables in hotel safe don't leave items in cars, pick pockets on increase in cities especially on Lisbon subway.

Russia

Mugging, thefts, pickpocketing in all cities, be vigilant and dress down, keep watches and cameras out of sight.

South Africa

Beware of muggers in cities.

Spain

Dramatic increase, muggings, snatches use money belt and place valuable items in safes if possible.

Sweden

Standard precautions, beware in parks or subway stations at night

Switzerland

Standard precautions

Tanzania

Growing number of robberies sometimes involving armed police. In game parks stay near camp-sites or lodges. Theft is common on public transport.

U.S.A.

Be vigilant at all times do not sleep in cars.

Uganda

Armed robbery including highway ambushes of vehicles problem through out Uganda.

United Kingdom

Standard precautions, beware of pick pockets in crowds

Venezuela

Violent crime increasing in major cities. Take precautions at all times.

Zambia

Armed theft of vehicles increasing.

Zimbabwe

Muggings and assaults during vehicle break-ins increased in tourist areas. Be vigilant.




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