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  • #269369

    Shell
    Member

    Who knows about Porto Seguro? Is it a safe place, crime wise? Thanks for reading my post, and for all responses.

  • #269381

    Anonymous

    i don’t know it personally, and surely like any other statistic it needs to be taken in context, but porto seguro was #12 in that top 300 list.

    this might offer more info, i don’t have time to fool around with it, but it seems to have some interesting data. i read in the 2012 version that porto seguro was high up in there. http://www.mapadaviolencia.org.br/
  • #269384

    celso
    Member

    I live in one of the top 30, Vera Cruz. The violence is mainly between drug dealers and customers. 38,000 people with 35 murders in 2013. The fear is that one might take a bala perdida while at the bank.
    I have known several friends who were mugged. One was knifed and nearly died. A gringo was killed in a car accident a few years ago and another was killed in a seedy bar.
    Being killed on the highway is another real possibility since Brazilians have extremely high mortality rates on the roads due to retarded drivers who drink pinga, beer, text on cel phone, pass on blind corners. Cars tend to be crappy death traps without airbags and roads in poor condition.
    Never wear jewelry, and you will be ok.GreatBallsoFire2014-08-18 11:01:00

  • #269390

    ffm
    Member

    [QUOTE=GreatBallsoFire] The violence is mainly between drug dealers and customers.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well that just can’t be good for business!
  • #269394

    celso
    Member

    [QUOTE=The Abbot] [QUOTE=GreatBallsoFire] The violence is mainly between drug dealers and customers.  
    [/QUOTE]

    Well that just can’t be good for business!¬†

    [/QUOTE]
    Kids are killed over a 10 reais debt. So customers pay the dealer….If you are facing death for a 10 reais drug debt. Going a few miles away and threatening somebody with a knife to take their cel phone and cash make a lot of sense. So crack creates mini crime waves…
    Since most of the dead are poor, black drug addict, often resorting to crime to pay for the drugs, locals are glad when they are killed so they will not be victims of the mini crime wave created by the drug abuser. Police are happy as well. Hunger Games with locals sacrificed to pacify authorities is alive and well in Brazil.GreatBallsoFire2014-08-18 16:06:49

  • #271259

    Shell
    Member

    OK. I am going to reply to my own post. I have been to Porto Seguro now, stayed a while there, walked it extensively, including at night. It is the safest place I have experienced in Brazil. You see Policia Militar, Policia Municipal, and a type I have not seen anywhere else, Policia Turistica, almost constantly. At night, on the streets, no more than a few minutes at a time goes by between Policia Militar patrols. Conclusion: A safe place. And if a person knows Brazil (which is to say that nowhere is 100% safe) and uses basic common sense, which is to say don’t walk around looking like you have a sign on your back that says ‘Rob Me!’, then I conclude that Porto Seguro is super safe.

  • #271262

    Anonymous

    good to hear. I have found that these reports, and reputation in general, are no comparison to getting to know the place yourself and seeing what it’s like. god knows we go to and even live in places that everyone is horrified to hear about, and we like them just fine.

  • #271310

    Paulo
    Participant

    Does anybody know if Porto Alegre is a happy place?Smile

  • #271315

    Anonymous

    there is an internations group there with a site, should be easy enough to find out. we had a member here there— i can`t remember who. She told me there was no caldo de cana there, which makes me think it is a very unhappy place indeed.

  • #271320

    ffm
    Member

    [QUOTE=cardi]Does anybody know if Porto Alegre is a happy place?Smile[/QUOTE]

    DUH!
    It’s in the name!
  • #271321

    Shell
    Member

    Kind of an obtuse question, isn’t it? To inquire if a place is a ‘happy’ place. Happiness is something that comes from within a person. Brazil, as the world in general, has many places. There are happy people and unhappy people in all those places, said happiness or unhappiness being about each person and their personal situation, probably having little to do with the ‘place’ per se. Unless you were talking about prison. Prison is a place I am sure we can all agree that makes people unhappy.

  • #271323

    kevin owen
    Participant

    I think it was a joke. A bit like asking is everyone rude in Ponta Grossa, or is it very Christmassy in Natal?

  • #271324

    kevin owen
    Participant

    But seriously, how is Pau Grande (SE), or Peitudos (MG).
    There must be thousands of them.

  • #271330

    Anonymous

    [QUOTE=kevbo]is everyone rude in Ponta Grossa[/QUOTE]

    For real, i have only met one person from Ponta Grossa who is not an absolute tool.
    “Anta Gorda, RS”.
  • #271336

    ffm
    Member

    [QUOTE=kevbo]But seriously, how is Pau Grande (SE), or Peitudos (MG).
    There must be thousands of them.[/QUOTE]

    LOLLOLLOL
  • #27781

    Caroline S
    Member

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