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

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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