A couple of years ago, security was a real issue, thefts, hold-ups, burglaries, violence, pickpocketing, loots, hijacking, skulduggery. Now the situation is more stable, but business of « fear » remains. UN says that there is “no easy correlation” between poverty, development levels and crime.
Sometimes it is very wild out there. For instance, I saw 4 crooks, lying dead on the street in Marcory. The police killed them by a bullet in the head, without a fair trial… since justice doesn’t truly exist here. Routine things!