How it works:
- Violent crime (UNODC’s stats):
- Victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants per year: 5.9 (2016) vs global average: 8.2 (2016), Americas average: 20.9 (2016).
- Criminal activity around the Argentina – Brazil – Paraguay border.
- Small scale bomb explosions in Buenos Aires and surrounding provinces by suspected anti-globalisation groups.
- Civil unrest:
- Demonstrations common in Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Congreso areas).
- Occasional Falkland Islands protests.
- Organized strikes can happen as well.
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.
- Hotspots of violent crime to be careful at:
- Buenos Aires: San Telmo, Recoleta, La Boca, Retiro, Florida Street, 9 de Julio, Avenida de Mayo, Rivadavia Avenues, Retiro bus station, Buque-bus ferry terminal, Congreso, “villas” or shanty towns.
- Mendoza: bus station, General San Martín Park.