Top 5 Most Dangerous Countries For Women Travelers 2017 – Jamaica Falls #3


3. Jamaica

Why it’s so dangerous: “Popular resorts are fairly safe but traveling beyond those borders will mean dealing with unwanted attention,” says Pond.

Indeed, the State Department warns that violent crime is a serious problem throughout Jamaica, particularly in Kingston and Montego Bay.

And even if you’re staying at a seemingly safe resort, beware: According to the State Department, “the U.S. Embassy received more than a dozen reports of sexual assaults against American visitors to Jamaica in a 12-month period.

Most of these took place at all-inclusive resorts; most were allegedly perpetrated by resort staff. ”

Sponsored’s advice for how to stay safe:

  • The culture can be homophobic; if you’re traveling with your girlfriend, be very discreet.
  • This is a great place for using a cross-body bag, but also not a destination where you have to be overly concerned about covering up.