All About Crime on Martinique

Travelers should take a few safety measures when traveling abroad

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Crime on Martinique

Even in paradise sometimes the unthinkable can occur. Overall, Martinique is safe for vacationers and tourists, and most crimes that occur on the island are petty and nonviolent. Travelers can avoid becoming a victim by taking a few key precautions while on their tropical getaway.

Petty street crimes, like purse snatching and some pickpocketing, are of the main crimes that befall tourists visiting Martinique. Thieves will take advantage of tourist who may carelessly leave their valuables unattended on the beach or in an unlocked car.  You can prevent these thefts by securing your valuables in your hotel room, and locking the door behind you when you leave.  Also, remember to lock all doors on your vehicle to keep your valuables safe.

If your passport is lost or stolen, immediately report it to the the local police, and the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate's office. Also, contact these agencies if you happen to be a victim of any crime while on the island. Embassy and Consulate officials can help you understand local justice and get in contact with a lawyer if needed.

Though becoming a victim of a crime is not very likely while visiting Martinique, travelers can play it safe by considering a few minor safety precautions while enjoying their vacation getaway.


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