Poll suggests Nicaragua’s streets safest in C.A.

19% of Nicaraguans say they have been robbed or assaulted in past four months, but that's better than the crime stats for the rest of the region

round ‘em up (photo/ Tim Rogers)

(posted Nov. 13, 7:30 a.m.)- A regional public-opinion poll released last week would seem to support Nicaragua’s claim to be the “safest country in Central America.”

A CID-Gallup survey asking people if they have been robbed or assaulted in the past four months suggests Nicaragua has less street crime than its neighbors.

Across the region, 19% of Nicaraguans said they have been robbed or assaulted in the past four months, compared to 21% of Costa Ricans, 22% of Panamanians, 28% of Salvadorans, 29% of Guatemalans and 33% of Hondurans, according to CID-Gallup.  

 

  • Nospam Sonny

    I have friends in Honduras who say you cannot even stop at red lights any more after dark. Everybody runs them for fear of getting jacked. Sounds much worse than Nicaragua …