How it works:
- Violent crime (UNODC’s stats):
- Victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants per year: 0.5 (2016) vs global average: 8.2 (2016), Asia average: 2.3 (2016).
- Central Sulawesi: Palu, Poso and Tentena – terrorist groups
- Maluku Province: Ambon – inter-ethnic group violence
- Aceh: internal conflict
- Papua and West Papua: political tensions
- Sulu and Celebes seas: kidnapping
- Although over 1,200 individuals have been arrested on terrorism charges and several terrorist cells have been disrupted since 2002, threat of small scale attacks remains.
- Civil unrest:
- Demonstrations can be common in Jakarta and other cities.
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.
- Caution during national holidays:
- Christmas, Easter, New Year, Independence Day (17 Aug), Nyepi, Ramadan