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Old 09-26-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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While it has indeed improved, let's be realistic: Medellin is still a dangerous place. 500 murders in the first three months of the year is nothing to sneeze at; in October of last year, 10-15 people were getting killed each not in the hillside comunas.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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While it has indeed improved, let's be realistic: Medellin is still a dangerous place. 500 murders in the first three months of the year is nothing to sneeze at; in October of last year, 10-15 people were getting killed each not in the hillside comunas.
And how many of those murder victims were just tourists and happen to have no connection whatsoever to drugs or any other illegal activity?

Unless you are 100% stupid and do those things, your odds of getting murdered in Colombia are pretty small.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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I just came back from spending August in Bogotá - I should know these things. Even still, one cannot gloss over or minimize something like that.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Agreed, but you should take precautions in any city including the U.S.

ie stay in lighted areas, carry few valuables, know which neighborhoods not to go, etc.

Overall I still found Colombia to be pretty safe compared with before (actually I found it comparable to many US cities as far as safety goes).
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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And how many of those murder victims were just tourists and happen to have no connection whatsoever to drugs or any other illegal activity?

Unless you are 100% stupid and do those things, your odds of getting murdered in Colombia are pretty small.
Comments like this are worrying. SEVERAL overseas tourists have been murdered in Medellin during 2009/10, the fact you don't even seem aware or willing to acknowledge it speaks volumes.

It's probably the tourist murder capital of the world.
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