Jamaica Health - Safety

Jamaica Health - Safety, Jamaica Travel Guide and Online Tourist Information

Crime is definitely an issue on the island. Jamaica’s murder rate is considered extremely high when it is compared to other cities around the world, and petty crime can be considered an epidemic. Some of the islanders are hostile to non-blacks, and mobs have been known to attack gay people. Most of the crime is reported in the larger cities like Kingston and Montego Bay, so tourists should always be aware of local security alerts, and hotel safes should be used. Nighttime activities should be done in a group, never alone.