As in most Latin American cities, crime is a constant problem in Lima. Street crime is prevalent with international travelers being exposed to risks, such as armed robberies, assaults, express kidnappings and carjacking’s. According to OSAC, Peru has one of the highest crime rates in Latin America and violent crime has been on the increase the last few years.
Lima often faces anti-government protests and demonstration. Gang violence remains an ongoing problem inside Lima with several districts previously being imposed State of Emergencies in an attempt to curb gang violence related to drug trafficking, extortion, and homicides.
Crime is a constant reoccurring problem on the roads, particularly at night, outside urban areas and transiting to/from Jorge Chavez International Airport. Several smash-and-grab incidents have been reported, in which vehicles without security film on the windows are targeted by thieves on motorcycles.
Many areas of Peru are considered dangerous due to potential domestic terrorist and/or criminal activity. Nighttime travel via road outside the greater Lima area and other cities is prohibited for government personnel and contractors due to poor highway safety and the threat of criminals.
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.