I am concerned about the crime and safety on Grand Cayman
What makes you concerned?
Thank you for your reply,
I read your 2/2011 post on being mugged and saw pictures of your car after being hit with the ball bat. My husband is partially handicaped and we'd like to rent a car to explore and snorkel. It is always a concern whenever it is just the 2 of us. It will also make a difference on the place that we rent. I will be taking your posts into consideration when I book this vacation. Do you know of anyone that would be a personal guide for a day or two, to keep us out of trouble? No dates booked yet, I am stll gathering info and comparing prices with flexible date between mid Feb and mid March. We like basic, no thrill accommodations, with the ability to do some light meals, always with an ocean view! Any suggestions?
We stayed at the Reef in May and loved it there. It is a big enough complex someone is always around. The snorkeling out front is great. Rented a car and drove around the north and east end. Lots of places to eat, but the Reef also has kitchens and a restaurant on site, with a small grocery across the road.
O.K.- I'll bite. Before the cursory, "I feel safer in Cayman than I do at home," will you all bear in mind that these folks are from Lima, not Harlem? That being said, Cayman is safer than the other Caribbean Islands. Still, always check with the State Dept. when traveling abroad.
I've been back a few times since then and not had any similar experiences. And while easy for me to state, I would not let my experience deter you from visiting. Rather, I would hope it serves as a lesson to prevent something similar from occurring to others.
You should be MUCH less concerned about crime when visiting the Cayman Islands when compared to visiting nearby cities like Columbus, Toledo, or Cleveland. While there is obviously crime everywhere, there is no reason to be any more concerned while in the Caymans than you would be as a tourist visiting any nearby city. Lock your car, don't flash big wads of money around, leave the diamond studded tiara at home and you'll be fine. I've spent months a year in the Caymans since the late 1970's and, with the exception of my house being broken into once or twice in the late 80's early 90's -it happens sometimes when you leave a house vacant for 6 months- I have never been the victim of a crime.
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That was incredibly subtle with no agenda evident. Well done
Crime rates are actually down. Maybe Regina should read the Cayman Compass instead of telling others to read it.Edited: 07 October 2012, 20:25
Just don't read the landing page of Cayman News Service! ;-)