Terrorism Threat Post Terrorism Rating: Tourists have also been robbed at gunpoint on beaches and along hiking trails. The victim was released two days later, following police investigation. HIGH There have been reports of muggings throughout the country, but especially in Quito, Guayaquil, and in remote areas.
Additionally, the government raised the salary of police officers. Crime in Mexico Crime is among the most urgent concerns facing Mexicoas Mexican drug trafficking rings play a major role in the flow of cocaineheroinand marijuana transiting between Latin America and the United States.
Some communities have used protests and strikes to obtain promises of increased government spending on social benefits and infrastructure.
When you return permanently to the US not on vacation or leaveplease visit the CIA Careers page and apply online for the position of interest. It is a fact that any Ecuadorian is free of having a family member or friend who has not been affected by crime. Finally, in this period vehicles have been stolen by antisocial.
Avoid traveling alone after dark. Low apprehension and conviction rates contribute to the high crime rate. Traveling within the city is easier by taxi.
Shortly after the passenger enters a taxi, the vehicle is typically intercepted by armed accomplices of the driver, who threaten passengers with weapons, rob passengers of their personal belongings, and force victims to withdraw money from ATMs. If you break local laws, your U.
I think it is one of the safest cities in Latin American. The perpetrators appear to focus on travelers who are returning from overseas trips laden with gifts and large amounts of cash. There are unlicensed taxis in Ecuador, so make sure you pre-arrange a ride or use radio taxis from places like a hotel when possible.
A second Vetted Officer was shot in the head but survived. Many travelers have been robbed after using ATMs or when exiting banks. Also, be sure to monitor bank accounts and credit card statements frequently. Official taxis have orange license plates or white plates with an orange strip on the top and video cameras inside.
Ecuador may experience an increase in protest activity related to presidential elections scheduled for February Driving practices differ from U. Smash-and-grabs thefts occur when thieves break into parked or slow-moving vehicles or those stopped in traffic, particularly when they observe a woman driving a car alone.
Incidents of sexual assault and rape have increased, including in well-traveled tourist areas. In addition, slow-moving buses and trucks frequently stop in the middle of the road unexpectedly.
Since Septemberat least four U. Always be aware of surroundings and try to travel in groups. Travelers should avoid withdrawing large amounts of cash at one time from banks and ATMs, and should use ATMs in protected indoor areas, like well-guarded shopping malls.
In Guayaquil, the U. It is very important to know what is legal and what is not.V iolent crime has significantly increased over the last few years, with American citizens being victims of crimes, including homicides, armed assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, and home invasions.
Armed or violent robberies occur throughout Ecuador. Many travelers have been robbed after using ATMs or when exiting banks. Crime Increase in Ecuador As we know our country is suffering an increase in crimes that Ecuadorian society has never experienced. An example of what I mentioned is that in the last weeks there were thirteen violent crimes in Guayaquil.
Report DETAILS Print Western Hemisphere > Ecuador; Western Hemisphere > Ecuador > Guayaquil 1/20/ Overall Crime and Safety Situation. Ecuador may experience an increase in protest activity related to presidential elections scheduled for February Homicide rates have continued to increase over the last 12 years, which has a direct correlation to the increased flow of drugs over this same period.
Traditional DTOs, especially those with a propensity for violence, such as the Mexican Sinaloa and Gulf cartels, do operate in Ecuador. Inrate of natural increase for Ecuador was persons per thousand population. Rate of natural increase of Ecuador fell gradually from persons per thousand population in to persons per.
Information about crime in Ecuador. Shows how much people think the problem in their community are property crimes (home broken, car theft, etc.), violent crimes (being mugged or robbed, being attacked or insulted), corruption and other crimes.Download