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    Thank you for posting. I'm sure tourism doesn't like it but the truth and facts should be given to people for their own safety.
    Let's face it, things are changing there, just like everywhere else. It is sad, but where can you go with total safety? I don't
    think that exists. I just wish they had a little better police force and it should be encouraged by locals. Eventually, if this
    keeps up, it will hurt tourism and people from buying real estate there. My husband and I saw a woman getting roughed
    up by some drunk locals, one being her ex boyfriend, and no one seemed to care. We told hotel security and I don't think
    they even bothered to call police. Thanks for reporting Tom.

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    While I am sorry to read about this type of thing, I want to post that we still felt very safe on the island last week in the touristy areas and going to restaurants. I think as tourists its important to focus on using common sense and safety precautions the same as you would at home. At night we walked in well lit areas along the beach rather than a darker side road to get back to our hotel. Remember to do little things like that. Tom and Stanley I feel that your situation as residents is different as it may be for someone renting a house off the beach and I understand you wanting to put the word out for people but I want other tourists to know that I still feel just as safe in Aruba as I do at home, more so than I would in other places in the Caribbean region.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    While I am sorry to read about this type of thing, I want to post that we still felt very safe on the island last week in the touristy areas and going to restaurants. I think as tourists its important to focus on using common sense and safety precautions the same as you would at home. At night we walked in well lit areas along the beach rather than a darker side road to get back to our hotel. Remember to do little things like that. Tom and Stanley I feel that your situation as residents is different as it may be for someone renting a house off the beach and I understand you wanting to put the word out for people but I want other tourists to know that I still feel just as safe in Aruba as I do at home, more so than I would in other places in the Caribbean region.
    I agree with Traceyd14 I have always felt safe in Aruba. Just use common sense both day and night as you would at home. We all live in a different world today, there is crime everywhere. Be happy and be safe. There is still no safer island than Aruba.!!

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    Thanks for the post ! It should keep us all on our toes. While we don't live there ( wish) I appreciate your taking the time to keep us up on news.

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    since we rent a townhouse, I am glad you let us in on this news so we can keep our eyes open. thanks tom & stanley

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    While I realize there is no safer island than Aruba, you have to question while times are changing and crime is rising, is Aruba providing ample
    and proper police presence to curtail this behavior?

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    great point mary
    aruba has grown and changed with leaps and bounds over the past 10 years

    has the police dept and their training grown leaps and bounds too?

    tom, does your neighborhood participate in neighborhood/crime watch program or is that something found only in the usa?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryG View Post
    While I realize there is no safer island than Aruba, you have to question while times are changing and crime is rising, is Aruba providing ample
    and proper police presence to curtail this behavior?

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    I belong to our neighborhood crime watch. We have active participation of law enforcement which is crucial.

    Calling in crimes which are actually taking place can only be beneficial when the police actually do show up in a timely manner.

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    There is no real neighborhood watch here. The neighbors do look out for each other but we kinda depend on the dogs in the neighborhood to let us know if someone other than a resident is around. That works pretty well. The few dogs that roam free are good about barking at strangers. Stanley barks too if he hears someone he does not know. . . . It's just sad that when I did call the police the other nite about a strange car, I never saw them come to check on it. . . . Turned out to be a neighbors friend, but I did not know that and like I said, never saw the police show up. . . . . Tom and Stanley (the Aruba Guys)

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