Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There is a lot of petty crime throughout the country and if you don’t put yourself in a compromising position you are unlikely to find trouble. For this reason most Embassy employees do not go out to bars or restaurants after 9 pm. Stay out of Belize City - lots of drug-related crime. - Feb 2019

There is a high homicide rate but those appear to be targeted attacks. And the usual security concerns in the developing world but nothing too serious. - Jun 2015

Belize has one of the top five highest murder rates in the world. The culture is very revenge-based with high poverty, so there is a lot of violent crime both for locals and tourists (muggings, rapes, pirate attacks on boat charters). Belize City is extremely dangerous. - Jun 2015

No serious concerns beyond the usual precautions. Except for some neighborhoods in Belize City (not often frequented by foreigners), crime, particularly violent crime, seems fairly low. - Jan 2011

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