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Embassy Safety/Security Description3=Violent_Crime 2= Some_Violent/ Freq_Petty 1=Petty_Crime# Noonsite Securitynet ReportsNoonsite Score
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AnguillaWhile Anguilla's crime rate is relatively low, both petty and violent crimes do occur. There has been an increase in youth gang activity, mostly limited to local village centers. There have been no known incidents involving tourists.101
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Antigua and BarbudaViolent crimes, including rape and murder, do occur and reported cases appear to be rising in Antigua. Robberies and assaults have affected visitors as well as students studying in Antigua.231
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BahamasThe criminal threat level for New Providence Island is rated as critical by the Department of State. New Providence Island has experienced a spike in crime that has adversely affected the traveling public, with a spate of more violent criminal activity between 2009 and 2012. The U.S. Embassy has received multiple reports indicating tourists have been robbed at gunpoint or knifepoint in tourist locations in the downtown areas of Nassau, to include the cruise ship docks and the Cable Beach commerce areas; several of these incidents occurred during daylight hours. 31
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BarbadosCrime in Barbados is characterized primarily by petty theft and street crime.111
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BVITheft, armed robbery and other violent crimes do occur in the BVI. Visitors should take common-sense precautions to guard against petty crime.2112
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Cayman Islandshe crime threat in Cayman Islands is generally considered low, although travelers should always take normal precautions when in unfamiliar surroundings. Petty theft, pick-pocketing and purse snatchings occur. 101
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DominicaStreet crime, including armed robbery, occurs in Dominica. Valuables left unattended, especially on beaches, are vulnerable to theft.151
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Dominican RepublicCrime continues to be a problem throughout the Dominican Republic. Street crime and petty theft involving U.S. tourists does occur, and you should take precautions to avoid becoming a target. While pick pocketing and mugging are the most common crimes against tourists, reports of violence against both foreigners and locals are growing. 271
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GrenadaCrime in Grenada is mostly opportunistic. Tourists have been the victims of robbery, especially in isolated areas, and thieves frequently steal credit cards, jewelry, cameras, U.S. passports, and money. Muggings, purse snatchings, and other robberies may occur in areas near hotels, beaches and restaurants, particularly after dark. 1363
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GuadaloupePetty street crime, including purse snatching, occurs throughout the French West Indies. On occasion, tourists are injured during the commission of these crimes.161
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MartiniquePetty street crime, including purse snatching, occurs throughout the French West Indies. On occasion, tourists are injured during the commission of these crimes.1192
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MontserratWhile Montserrat’s crime rate is relatively low, both petty and violent crimes do occur.101
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Puerto Riconormal safety precautions should be taken due to an increase in violent crime. Petty crime and robberies are prevalent. Ensure that your personal belongings are secure at all times.2112
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St KittsThe government is currently working to combat an influx of illegal weapons onto the islands. Violent crime—including murder, petty street crime, automobile break-ins and burglary—continue to occur.231
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St LuciaCrime, including armed robbery, does occur and is rising in St. Lucia. Violent crime, including gun violence and targeted homicides, is often connected to narcotics trafficking. Petty crime also occurs, with tourists being targeted often.2433
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St VincentCrimes of all types, including violent crime, occurs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From time to time, property has been stolen from yachts anchored in the Grenadines. Valuables left unattended on beaches are vulnerable to theft.2553
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St MaartanPetty crime occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times. Armed robberies and tourists being chased by people on motorcycles have been reported.261
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St Martin (French)Petty street crime, including purse snatching, occurs throughout the French West Indies. On occasion, tourists are injured during the commission of these crimes.171
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TrinidadViolent crime remains high on both islands and affects local and expatriate communities, and tourists.3433
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Turks and Caicos IslandsThe overall crime rate in the Turks and Caicos Islands is relatively low. Crimes typically involve opportunistic petty theft. 101
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USVIPetty crime occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings are secure at all times.191
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