Local October 27, 2021 | 7:38 am

US warns of crime in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- The US State Department alerted its citizens n Tuesday about the high levels of crime “on a broader scale that prevail in the country.

In a document posted on the website of the Department of State, citizens are advised to act “with greater caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.”

The US government report has a “Country Summary” detailing that “violent crimes, including armed robbery, homicide, and sexual assault, are of concern throughout the Dominican Republic.”

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Kevin Mc Cann
October 27, 2021 7:54 am

Usa wants to portray the Dominican as dangerous to make Americans think the USA is safer. The Dominican is safe. If you look for problems you can find them here like anywhere in the world. But compared to Miami, Detroit,NYC,Atlanta,Chicago, LA, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia? The USA with its anti police bias is much more dangerous. Drugs, criminals with guns, sex trafficing is much worse in the USA. This warning is just politics.

November 3, 2021 1:09 am
Reply to  Kevin Mc Cann

I felt more safer in Dominican republic than in USA Richmond va

November 8, 2021 4:53 am
Reply to  Shawn

Imagine reading this if you live in Denver. Lol! My city becomes the movie dawn of the dead after 11pm. The Dominican is fine.

September 2, 2023 3:22 pm
Reply to  Kevin Mc Cann

Yeah it’s all safe within a resort, but try walking out of that safety zone. You’ll be whistling a different tune.

robert saunders
December 16, 2023 7:07 pm
Reply to  Bill

Lived in the DR fulltime since 2012. Only real danger is driving. I live in a non-tourist area surrounded by working class Dominicans and Haitians. I feel safe.

October 27, 2021 8:19 am

The US State’s Department annual crap BS…

Paul Tierney
October 27, 2021 9:20 am

This alert is a prerecorded (canned) message issued by the “State Department” to make overseas US citizens feel their well-being is a concern of government. No matter where you are, it is reasonably expected you take caution.

October 27, 2021 10:37 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Expats living here already know better…

randy cain
October 27, 2021 11:20 am

all false comments. yes the us is dangerous but not as dangerous as the dr. the major problem here is the corruption within the legal system, judges, cops and lawyers. there is not the protections here as there is in the us.

October 27, 2021 2:25 pm
Reply to  randy cain

I agree. A lof of people get offended and inmediately take the nationalist side. Yes, there are places that are dangeorous in the us, but you can walk on the streets without fearing you can be held up at gun point at any moment like in the DR. And besides that, they have to issue these alerts for americans traveling overseas, not people traveling to a different state within their owm country. That would be stupid.

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October 27, 2021 3:24 pm
Reply to  Ramon

There has been an increase of muggings in the national District in the last month or so. In our building alone two separate incidents where people were mugged at knifepoint or gunpoint, both in broad daylight. The newspapers are filled with more killings, muggings, rapes, robberies and violent crime than I can remember.

felix the cat
October 28, 2021 10:43 am
Reply to  samuel

So you havent been around much, even if there is a spike in crimes, it is not even remotelly close to 10 years ago, or 20 where there were 2200 murder in just one year. To be completelly honest 2020 was the year with the lowest murders in DR since like the 1980s.

felix the cat
October 27, 2021 2:53 pm
  • The Muder rate in DR as 2020 was 9.0 per 100 thousand, in the US was 6.6 With many states having rates as high as 15. (Luisiana). DR has one of the lowest murder rates in the Americas, when compared to individual states in the US, many states have higher muder rates then DR, Missouri has (10.8 per 100k), Nevada (9.9 per 100k), Maryland (9.1 per 100k), when is the State department going to warn about visiting the US?
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Steven Stevens
October 27, 2021 5:27 pm

Crime in DR is rising.. Espically with ALL the seporties which are arriving everyday from the US. Let people tell you the world is safe. NO WHERE IS NOT DR not US not England … You can either wake up or keep the fantasy as though it is NOT WORSE WORLD WIDE.

Larry Thomas
October 27, 2021 7:02 pm

Is the U.S State Department notice wrong? Has it impacted tourism from the United States? Your hate of the U.S. is noted.

Mark E Keating
November 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Reply to  Larry Thomas

Does hatred and fear sometimes co-exist? And as Yoda said “fear leads to anger – leads to hatred”. I’ll add this for our less practiced typists and thinkers: “The USA likes you. We are your friend. Don’t hate us, please.”

Alfredo Acosta
November 2, 2021 11:37 am

Crime is no different in the Dominican Republic than any other country out there. Maybe the US State Department should find a way to stop the Cervesa Sickness nonsense causing the debacle in the economy so no one would want to leave the US looking for normalcy in another country for a week or two. The DR is not as bad as the US State Department says. No way. The way things are going down there opening things up for the people and the boom in there economy right now because the country has opened back up. The government has handed out raises to government workers. Folks are going back to work. Everyone is happy, making money, & life is going back to normal in DR. So I’m not seeing why this is being said. Wouldn’t it be better to have tourists come from the US, spend their money that is strong in this country at last check was RD56.45 Pesos to every $1 US especially how things are right now, to have people go to get a break from the craziness to go back and bring a sense of calmness needed in the US? Maybe the US needs to take care of their citizens and stop scaring them to compliance of their every whim. The best slave is the one that doesn’t know he/she isn’t one.

November 3, 2021 10:49 am

people should be more worried about the corrupt police and judicial system than the crooks.

Dr finest
November 4, 2021 3:32 pm

whos cares how it is in other countries lets make our country safe period!
The deportes The us needs to keep them and some way some how just fucking
disappear them half of them come back mentally ill and we dont have resources for that,