Rob Lister wrote:Isle of Man.
I wonder if Rwanda is really such a crime-free zone though. Perhaps nobody bothers to report crimes there because the police can't be relied on to do anything useful about it. Or maybe the police fudge the statistics. (Sorry if I'm pre-judging the matter).
Do you really think the streets of Rwanda are safer than Sweden or Canada or Denmark?
The department of state thinks low to moderate crime.
https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentRepor ... ?cid=14038
Overall Crime and Safety Situation
Rwanda has a low-to-moderate amount of crime, which is predominantly non-violent. Pick-pocketing in crowded public places is common, as is petty theft from cars, hotel rooms, and other public places, including churches. Although violent crimes such as carjacking, robbery, rape, and home invasion do occur, they are rarely committed against foreigners. Over the past year, however, the Embassy has received several reports of late night assaults and robberies involving pedestrians, primarily in, but not limited to, the Kiyovu district of Kigali. The Embassy has also noted an increase in reported residential burglary attempts throughout Kigali.
And to your speculation that crimes are just not being reported, it appears you are spot on.
Despite professionalization and capacity building initiatives, the RNP lacks specialized skills, such as investigation, counter-terrorism, bomb disposal, and forensics. The RNP’s material resources are extremely limited, and police are unable to respond to an emergency call in a timely manner. A mix of defense and police elements conduct presence patrols in the city but are more focused on preventing terrorism than crime. Community watch groups also patrol neighborhoods to prevent residential crime. Police will often direct a victim to the nearest police station to register a complaint in person, as they are unable to respond to the caller. The RNP leadership acknowledges these challenges and is striving to improve its operations and reputation.
Still, not a terrible place to visit. Sure, they had this little genocide problem dating back a few years, but that's all in the past now. And really, who doesn't have the occasional genocide?