This city, with a population of 13,976, has criminal activities that placed it on the map. Crime rates are 66% higher than the national average, while violent crimes are 60% higher. In 2018, the violent crime rate per 100,000 people was 631. In 2017, it was 437, while in 2016, it was 333. Year following year, the crime rate increased by 20 to 40 percent. However, property crimes accounted for the majority of total crime in 2018, accounting for 3,497 out of a total of 4,128 offences per 100,000 persons.
Strolling or riding around the city is safe both during the day and at night, even for ladies and visiting tourists. It also helps that there is a visible police presence in this area. Public transportation is likewise generally safe, with few or no documented incidences of crime or stolen cash. Hotels in the surrounding area have a strong safety record as well.