According to the OSAC (U.S. State Department) 2016 Crime & Safety Report the Crime Rate in Bogota is rated as HIGH. Threats to international travelers include theft, assault, fraud, carjacking, extortion, riots & civil unrest, kidnapping, and bribery.
Many international foreigners are targeted for being perceived as wealthy. The most prevalent threat to foreigners is street crime, which can include muggings, assaults, cell phone theft, and credit card fraud. Criminals often resort to violence and commonly use knives and firearms. It is not uncommon for victims resisting a robbery to be seriously injured or killed.
Road conditions in Bogota are adequate but generally considered as unsuitable, often leading to road traffic incidents often creating opportunities for criminals to strike and rob vehicle passengers.
Bogota and surrounding areas have multiple security factors to consider. Certain areas outside the city where the government does not have a strong presence, terrorist, and criminal groups have often set up roadblocks to rob and kidnap travelers.
Please contact us to speak with an ExecSecure Consultant for local, best practice methodology, and advice regarding what vehicles, security and set-up to consider. The threat situation changes constantly and personal risk tolerances and situations change between clients.
Opportunistic crime, including bag theft has been an issue at Bogota International airport.
Traffic in Bogota is rated as some of the worst in Latin America - expect heavy traffic at all times of the day.