Yesterday, I had a Facebook discussion with a blog follower, and he asked my why I didn't write about the level of crime. I explained that it's for a few reasons:
But there is Crime in the Philippines and I will address what the major crime concerns are and what we do to avoid being a victim.
CRIME CONCERNS IN THE PHILIPPINES
According to Numbeo.com - a data collection and dissemination center for vital statistics on crime/cost of living/ quality of life/ traffic/ Pollution/ Health care / Property prices - The level of crime in the Philippines is LOW.
Here is what people are concerned about:
What is interesting is that the crimes that people worry about at the MODERATE love, are somehow tied with people involved in DRUGS. Therefore, by eliminating the dug problems through law enforcement and rehab programs, these crimes will be reduced. This may be the same thinking as the current president of the Philippines, and why the call for stricter enforcement on drug criminals.
WHAT WE DO TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM
How do we avoid being a victim? We follow simple rules that I learned while serving 22 years in the military. This process works anywhere. So if you are in your home in the USA, Canada, Australia, etcetera, then you can do this too.
Yes, there is crime in the Philippines. If I said there wasn't, then that would be foolish to believe & I would be dishonest to you. As I mentioned, the CRIME LEVEL here is LOW, and by following the basic precautionary steps that we use, your travels can be much happier and safer.
NOTE: We feel safe here & we will live out the rest of lives being Happier than a Millionaire. Island Life is Awesome!
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