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Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

No, not really. Periodically, there will be a protest or something that RSO will tell us to avoid, but generally, it's incredibly safe. I walk everywhere, usually by myself, and have never had the least bit of a problem. I do keep my purse close/zipped when I walking in busy areas, but that's just common sense. Being hit by a car is by far the biggest danger here. - Apr 10, 2017
Pretty safe here, but a lot of people drink and drive, so roads can be hazardous. - May 1, 2016
None at all. The only issues that ever happened occurred in a bar at 2:00 AM. - Jul 17, 2014
The careless and dangerous driving is the only serious concern. In terms of public safety, as a young single woman I feel very safe walking in the center part of the city alone, even at night. Drunk men can be an issue, though more in terms of accidental proximity (testosterone-driven fights between intoxicated men can be a problem here) rather than intentionally directing violence toward foreigners. - Oct 31, 2011
Just use good common sense. Nothing special. - Sep 24, 2011
I have been in more than 50 countries and never witnessed such crazy drivers and pedestrians. Even Cairo was safer in that sense. Real security issues? None whatsoever. I feel safer than back in Orlando. The police are efficient. The travel warnings for Georgia are outdated. This is a safe country. - Apr 27, 2011
None. - Jun 9, 2010
No worse than in any other major city. If you're drunk, by yourself at 3am in a dark alley, you might get mugged. Just like in every major city in the U.S. - Oct 12, 2009
Plenty. Use your head like you would in South Philly. Don't drive outside the city at night without a good plan. Carry a knife. - Jan 27, 2009