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    Sounds like he wants the private sector such as the hotels to pick up the security for the island. I agree with the fact that officers can't be everywhere but I think they could certainly be more present in certain spots if they wanted to stop certain activities from happening. That said, I still have not felt threatened in Aruba in all of my trips.

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    I read it as residents as well - the entire community. "It takes a lot of effort from the entire community to combat crime"
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    I agree, it does take everyone to work together and I expect that it won't spiral out of control like so many other islands have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I read it as residents as well - the entire community. "It takes a lot of effort from the entire community to combat crime"

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    I just convinced someone (it didn't take alot of convincing, lol) to try Aruba because they said they had been thinking of it. they usually go to vieques but its such a pain to get there since its an island off of Puerto Rico. I told them about restaurants, shopping, casinos, beaches, etc. they asked about crime. I said of course there's crime there, just use your head. and that is it boiled down.

    now i need to compile all my restaurant, shopping and everything else info I keep so I can email it to them, lol.

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    We were on the island when we heard what happened to these people, I am glad to know they are okay. I agree that after going for 14 consecutive years, I have seen changes. Thankfully this has not happened to us, although it could easily have as we have done that many times. After this happened, there were a few power outages in the low rise area, one that lasted from about 9pm until after midnight. I didn't want to be walking around outside during that. We stay in the low rise area. There were also two drownings that happened last week that were not reported on Eagle Beach. Always good to be aware of your surroundings when away. It is easy to have a false sense of security because it is a "safe" island. I still love it there, but just like my own hometown that I grew up in, things change.

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    sad to hear...the resorts might have to put up a couple of lights along the path so folks can walk without feeling scared or concerned.
    funny, when people ask about aruba I tell them it is very safe regardless of what they have heard ( usually about the natalie holloway incident), I tell them that if they would not walk through a bad area here in the states why would you think you could do it elsewhere. Of course I am not referring to this particular incident....sad that our little piece of paradise is not as safe as it once was.......going to bring a cattle prod (electrified) with me this year !!!!! LOL !!!!
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    There is crime here, tourists just don't hear of it! When we are home we have our doors wide open, but....we have 3 dogs! I would even have them open if I didn't during the day and night. If we leave everything is locked up. You just have to be smart and not walk in dark areas later at night, like between the Ritz and Marriot! I know we wouldn't.
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    nice to see you back leslie!
    Quote Originally Posted by luvsun View Post
    There is crime here, tourists just don't hear of it! When we are home we have our doors wide open, but....we have 3 dogs! I would even have them open if I didn't during the day and night. If we leave everything is locked up. You just have to be smart and not walk in dark areas later at night, like between the Ritz and Marriot! I know we wouldn't.

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    I appreciate your information and will have to seriously consider taking a cab home. I walk by the spot you are referring to every night in between 2-3:30am.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvsun View Post
    There is crime here, tourists just don't hear of it! When we are home we have our doors wide open, but....we have 3 dogs! I would even have them open if I didn't during the day and night. If we leave everything is locked up. You just have to be smart and not walk in dark areas later at night, like between the Ritz and Marriot! I know we wouldn't.

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    Our door at La Cabana is always locked - we don't have a choice! Smart move La Cabana!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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