NOV 25, 2017 AT 02:31 AM
Because this country shares a border with Mexico, this area is one of the most dangerous areas of the country because of the infamous and constant human trafficking and drug smuggling operations. The country also has the fifth highest homicide rate in the Caribbean and South America last year, as well as other crimes like armed robberies and carjacking. Robbery is gender-neutral in the country, so carrying a money belt for your valuables and using cabs and tour companies is the best way to protect yourself.
Because of the high crime rates, murders and rape incidents, many locals have resorted to armed guards to protect them, especially in the remote settlements and townships. Despite this, urban areas such as Cape Town still attract visitors due to their beautiful spots.