Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in the world in regards to violent crimes. In fact USA Today ran a recent article on the Top 10 countries in the world for women travelers and Costa Rica made the list as one of the safest countries to visit.
Petty theft is a more common problem, though this is usually an opportunistic crime. Using a small amount of common sense can go a long way.
To minimize the risk of becoming a victim of a crime, do not do any of the following:
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