Micronesia 2019 Crime & Safety Report

The current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory at the date of this report's publication assesses Micronesia at Level 1, indicating travelers should exercise normal precautions.

Overall Crime and Safety Situation

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia does not assume responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms appearing in this report. The American Citizen Services Unit (ACS) cannot recommend a particular individual or establishment and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.

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Crime Threats

There is minimal risk from crime in Kolonia. Non-confrontational property crimes (home break-ins) are the type of crimes most likely to affect those residing in or traveling to Micronesia.

Traveling on foot after dark in Micronesia can be dangerous due to the lack of sidewalks, poor lighting on roads, and inebriated drivers. Criminals have targeted women traveling alone. Use taxis for transportation after dark.

Crime rates are significantly higher in Chuuk than in the other states. Incidents in Chuuk have recently included assaults on U.S. citizens. Sexual assaults occur, but you can reduce your risk if you take security precautions by maintaining situational awareness and avoiding individuals who appear to be intoxicated. Do not attempt to intervene in disputes between local citizens.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)