Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Accra (Ghana), Crime Trend Reported by Ghana Police

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Ghana Police Service issued an advisory on July 11, 2017, alerting citizens and the media to an emerging crime trend wherein criminals are ambushing people as they enter and exit their residences. The CID advisory is available at the Ghana Police Service site at:

We remind you to take appropriate steps to increase your security and safety self-awareness. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council