Kolonia - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Not really. We had one car break-in, but no violence or home break-ins. - Jul 2021

There are no security concerns to speak of. Most people are high on the local root called Sakau. So you have to be careful when driving. - Apr 2021

It's a fairly safe environment, although I have heard among locals there are high rates of alcohol-related violence and accidents, and domestic abuse. - Mar 2020

The FSM is safe from major crime; though there have been occasional assaults, home invasions, rapes, these mostly have occurred on Chuuk. Home thefts are about as serious as it gets on Pohnpei. - Feb 2013

Petty theft from your yard or unlocked car. Assaults against expats seem rare here (or maybe are rarely reported). Be careful after dark however, especially in Kolonia. You are most likely to encounter trouble if you run into a group of drunken local teens. - Apr 2008

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