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Is Puerto Rico a safe place to live?

I've been thinking about moving back for a while, and its hard to do research because I keep finding forums that are 4 or more years old. I know there are no more military bases which is where we lived. Where are some of the safe places to live? I'm just looking for a nice place to raise my family.

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The Caribbean is considered to be one of the safest destinations on the planet. Since Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean, safety there is guaranteed. But this doesn't mean there is no crime. Crime in Puerto Rico is mainly driven by the drug trade that goes on in the Caribbean area. Puerto Rico acts like the pit-stops for illegal business between South America and the United States.

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I wouldn’t say the whole Caribbean is considered safe :/ Only certain locations. Your probably safer in downtown Detroit after 1:00am than any hour unescorted in Haiti.
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Well I would have to disagree with this comment. I lived basically my entire life in Puerto Rico and left in 2000. Puerto Rico could be a great place however Crime is EXTREMELY HIGH!!!!!! Its 6 times higher than US. They rack up over 1,000 murders per year (1136 in 2011)...Yes there is a lot of good people but having such high crimes.. everyone seems to carry a gun and VERY WILLING TO USE IT! it make is a terrible place to live and especially raise families. As shameful as it is for me its the crude reality.
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Nobodys ever safe

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There are safe places and unsafe places, its very beautiful but expensive :( its probably cheaper to live in New York.

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No!

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Well I don't know from experience, but I think it depends on where in puerto Rico you live.

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Puerto Rico is beautiful, there are good places and bad places

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Public education is terrible so be ready to pay lots of $$$ for private schools for your children. Crime and murders are on the rise due to a bad economy. Also, for the first time ever there are more puertorricans in the USA than in the island. Adults in their 30's and 40's are with college degrees are leaving by the thousands to the point that the new governor asked the population to please stay. There are areas that are very beautiful and lay back that are nice to raise a family if you don't need a job.(like for example Aguadilla)

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