Is Crime a Problem in Cuba?

The government does not publish statistics about crime, so it is difficult to know how much crime Cubans deal with on a daily basis. We do know that very little of Cuba’s violent crime is directed at tourists, partly because crimes against tourists are taken especially seriously.

Visitors are most likely to be victims of theft, pickpocketing, or friendly con artists. Use common sense – be careful to avoid hustlers, and keep your valuables secure or locked up in a safe. Do not leave anything unattended, especially in areas known to attract large numbers of tourists.