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

Crime has been steadily increasing over the past few years. Robberies are the most common issue. We have 24-hour guards at all our homes, so we still feel safe here. Don't walk around at night, keep your car doors locked, be aware of your surroundings. While the security situation is deteriorating here, I still have the feeling that it's safer than many regional cities, and it hasn't prevented us from really getting out and enjoying the city. - Feb 2020


Yes. If you're a woman, you're not walking/running/biking alone. Catcalls are common, but there's also an increase in assaults (muggings, sexual). If you're walking your dog, you have to watch out for street dogs. Many are aggressive and usually unvaccinated. Driving is iffy as well. - Jun 2017


Crime might be an issue as the current economic situation continues to worsen. Many female officers do not feel safe in public alone. - May 2016


Crime is a concern. Some pretty violent stories in the paper that were alarming. We weren't out much at night and had a secure home so we grew accostomed to it. - Dec 2014


There are frequent home robberies, but using a security system is a good deterrent. I never felt unsafe. - Jul 2014


Yes. Crimes of opportunity here and there. Best to read about crime issues on google for the most up to date issues. - Sep 2013


No, this place is safe as long as you follow the usual rules. - Nov 2010


Just your typical stuff, watch your bag when in the markets, drive with your windows up and doors locked, lock your doors at home. We have embassy provided guards at the residences. - Feb 2010


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