Crime in the Dominican can be an issue. There is Columbian drug traffic in the major cities, and 85% of all the cocaine that’s smuggled into the US comes from the Dominican. Prostitution is legal, and child prostitution is becoming a problem in some of the poverty stricken areas of the country. The Dominican is relatively safe for tourists; most of the resort areas are very secure, although petty crime can occur in some parts of the larger cities. Be aware of local security alerts, and don’t travel alone at night. Common sense is the best security tool, when you use it.
Dominican Republic Health - Safety
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