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Old 05-12-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You would do what other Latinos, Mexicans, Hispanics do: stick in our own communities. In fact you can easily live here for decades without ever speaking English.
Specially in Miami which seems to be South Americans city of choice in the US.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Specially in Miami which seems to be South Americans city of choice in the US.
Also Astoria - Queens (NYC).
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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I don't think there is any.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Paraguay seem safest.
Mexico is simply too corrupted for consideration.
And therefore, I see no point of exchanging one corrupt government for another.

I was surprised the see the Dominican Republic ranked highly, as I resided there for 2 years; without witnessing any crime.
And I lived in a fairly poor town, not in a gated community.
Then again, you don't see police there unless they are called.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Paraguay seem safest.
Mexico is simply too corrupted for consideration.
And therefore, I see no point of exchanging one corrupt government for another.

I was surprised the see the Dominican Republic ranked highly, as I resided there for 2 years

that's outdated. The countries with the lowest homicide rate in LatAm are, as of 2018, in that order: Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Panama and the DR.

Uruguay's homicide rate is higher than that of my city, Bogota, which is far from being considered safe by us Bogotanos.


but that's just about homicide rate. Crime is a much more general issue and the countries you mentioned still have a huge crime problem (robberies, assaults etc) even if the homicide rate is not that high.


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Old 05-13-2019, 11:05 AM
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Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Paraguay seem safest.
Mexico is simply too corrupted for consideration.
And therefore, I see no point of exchanging one corrupt government for another.

I was surprised the see the Dominican Republic ranked highly, as I resided there for 2 years; without witnessing any crime.
And I lived in a fairly poor town, not in a gated community.
Then again, you don't see police there unless they are called.
In all likelihood that your source is outdated. Last year this was the homicides in each country. This was published in January 2019.


https://www.insightcrime.org/news/an...icide-roundup/
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:20 AM
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Once the new authorities gain control of Venezuela it should go down. As long as Maduro is in power that country will be out of control.

No one knows what Cuba’s homicide rate is like, but they probably have a low amount.

Nicaragua doesn’t publishes its figures, but everything points to a low amount there too.

Uruguay and Argentina is going up by the year, while the DR is going down by the year too. Puerto Rico had a spike after Hurricane Maria, but lately they have been steady.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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but that's just about homicide rate. Crime is a much more general issue and the countries you mentioned still have a huge crime problem (robberies, assaults etc) even if the homicide rate is not that high.
This is not only one of the most clear and accurate statements you've ever made, but one of the most compelling statements anybody on these forums can make when talking about crime, yet almost nobody does. A lot of people here focus on one statistic or another to "prove their point" that someplace is safe (or dangerous) without taking into account the big picture.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Also Astoria - Queens (NYC).
I have been to Corona and jackson heights. I saw a lot of Colombian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian flags out there!!


As far as saftery goes, nny place with more than 5 homicides per 100, 000 people is too much trouble. Might be ok to visit but not to live.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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As far as saftery goes, nny place with more than 5 homicides per 100, 000 people is too much trouble. Might be ok to visit but not to live.
You're right on the money with this statement.
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