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Crime in Bangkok

Crime is one of Thailand’s worst problems. The rapid increase of criminal acts in the nation is terrifying. However, Thailand is still a frequently visited touristic zone. Bangkok, the national capital, is one of the most popular destinations in the country; so, you might ask yourself how crime is in this city. The following information will clear that out for you.

Bangkok’s reliability as the national capital

In many countries, especially in the developed countries, the principal government branches are located in the national capital. Thus, more security is required. But in Bangkok – although it counts with more local authorities than any other city – crime is not controlled as it should. This is principally due to the corruption that has infected the entire country, even religiously.

Anyhow, crime in Bangkok isn’t as bad as it is in other cities of the country. Noticeably, robbery is one of the most severely punished crimes in Thailand, even more than other greater crimes – like terrorism. Therefore, most of the robberies that occur in Bangkok are not direct confrontations, but petty thievery, like purse snatching, pickpocketing, credit card theft and other similar crimes. So, as you can see, most of the crimes that are committed in Bangkok aren’t gun-handed robberies or other crimes alike.

Most of the victims of crime in Bangkok are due to unawareness or bad decisions. For example, many tourists were robbed by prostitutes they hired. Others have been victims of pickpocketing and purse snatching (as we mentioned previously), which can be avoided by being aware at all time and everywhere, especially in concurred places, like public buses, subways, large streets, etc.

Traffic law infractions are common in Bangkok, making mild vehicle accidents a usual problem, especially accidents involving motorcycles (because motorcycles are the most common vehicles in Bangkok).