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I have been reading about the recent crime rate in Castries. It seems an elderly women and her child were mugged in the park a few weeks ago. This is one of the parks listed on the self guided walking tour. Two young men tried to steal her purse but were un successful. She did have a few bruises from the incident.

 

Has anyone been there lately and can report on anything.

 

Thanks in Advance 

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14 hours ago, Airrace said:

I have been reading about the recent crime rate in Castries. It seems an elderly women and her child were mugged in the park a few weeks ago. This is one of the parks listed on the self guided walking tour. Two young men tried to steal her purse but were un successful. She did have a few bruises from the incident.

 

Has anyone been there lately and can report on anything.

 

Thanks in Advance 

The mugging was in late December, early  January (there was a post about it then).

Not sure how one (or two as there was an attempt a week or two later in a different area) incident translates into "crime rate up in Castries". It was a fairly common to anywhere crime of opportunity, where the perps were actually caught and awaiting trial - unlike common muggings in many USA or other country's cities.  

USA just issued their updated travel warnings for St Lucia - no change in warnings or cautions  - a level 1 country, meaning low crime rates against tourists, generally safe, etc. - just use common sense, like you would anywhere.  Serenity Park is lovely - small, so not somewhere one would be sending hours wondering , you can circumnavigate it in maybe 12 minutes - and see all the way around it from anywhere in the park. It's right off the main highway. Cute park for a short stroll.

 

As noted in many many posts, Castries really isn't much of a city to explore for your average tourist. There's simply not much there, and it's fairly gritty. It's not a quaint village by any means.  There's lots more interesting areas and sights to explore further afield.  

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On 4/16/2019 at 8:30 PM, Airrace said:

I have been reading about the recent crime rate in Castries. It seems an elderly women and her child were mugged in the park a few weeks ago. This is one of the parks listed on the self guided walking tour. Two young men tried to steal her purse but were un successful. She did have a few bruises from the incident.

 

Has anyone been there lately and can report on anything.

 

Thanks in Advance 

We were there on a port stop last September and did a tour with Cosol...one of the best tour's we've done in the Caribbean and we felt completely safe...!!

 

Agree with the above post...enjoy St Lucia !!

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