Cape Verde: Crime

An Archipelago of 10 Volcanic Islands

Cape Verde Crime

Crime is not much of a problem in the Cape Verde Islands, but it's increasing as tourism develops, and it's a good idea to take precautions in Praia. Keep your eye out for pickpockets and petty thieves. Bag-snatching gangs operate in Sao Vincente and Mindelo, where aggressive begging can also be a problem. Visitors should apply commonsense precautions to avoid falling victim to an increasing incidence of violent crime.