Haiti Gotten Safer for Travelers? By Megan Collier

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Port-au-Prince highway next to the “Trois Mains”
Port-au-Prince highway next to the “Trois Mains”

First published in the “Summer in Haiti Vol. 1′ 2015 digital edition

See Why Haiti is one of the Safest Countries in the Americas to Travel  

According to the UNODC study that took place in 2012, Haiti is home to one of the lowest violence and crime rates throughout all of the Americas. And Haiti has gotten only better. With a homicide rate of 6.9 out of every 100,000 Haitians, Haiti carries the same exact rate as Long Beach in California, USA. This is all thanks to the consistently strong focus on the strengthening and modernization of the country’s security forces.

Haiti's homecide rate
Haiti’s homecide rate

“With a homicide rate of 6.9 out of every 100,000 Haitians, Haiti carries the same exact rate as Long Beach in California, USA.”

With more law enforcers throughout the country, there has been a dramatic decrease in the violence and crime rates, making the country as a whole much more safe for both residents and tourists alike.

Worrying is the Last Thing You Want to do While on Vacation

Compared to several other countries and nations throughout Latin America, Haiti is among the top safest ones with very little corruption and inefficiencies. In fact, a recent poll that was conducted locally within Haiti brought about the fact that Haitians are generally much more concerned with economic issues such as the cost of living, than with any crime issues taking place.

“Compared to several other countries and nations throughout Latin America, Haiti is among the top safest ones…”

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