How it works:
- Violent crime (UNODC’s stats):
- Victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants per year: 3.5 (2016) vs global average: 8.2 (2016), Americas average: 20.9 (2016).
- Hazards: minefields
- Mapuche indigenous community in the Araucania region have been retaliating against forestry corporations and landowners.
- Small scale explosives detonated in Santiago though rare.
- Civil unrest:
- Large scale protests can occur in Santiago and Valparaíso, especially on key dates such as March 29, May 1, May 21, September 11.
What to do:
- In general:
- Stay alert, avoid secluded areas, travelling alone at night and flaunting valuables.
- Monitor local media in case of terrorist threats and civil unrest.
- Violent crime hotspots to watch out for:
- Huechuraba, Estacion Central, Ñuñoa, San Joaquin, Renca, La Pintana, Macul
- Travelscams.org’s Travel Safety Monitor (TraSM) can track crime trends, terrorism news and risk levels, upcoming significant dates, civil unrest and more for you. Click to learn more.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice