Safety in St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) – Travel Advisory 2024

Safety in St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) – Travel Advisory 2024

Yearning for a Caribbean vacation where you can go diving, snorkeling, partying and golfing? Look no further! Take a 3-hour flight from the US East Coast and visit this astonishing US Virgin Island. 

With temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s year-round, St. Croix is also fairly safe to visit. Although crime can occur, it mostly happens on isolated beaches or at night. 

Be surrounded by traditional sugar plantations, Instagram-worthy beaches and an amazing coral reef that’s quite popular among adventure seekers.

LATEST NEWS from St. Croix:

March 25 – V.I.P.D. Arrests Two People on a St. Croix Murder Case

After a few years of investigation, the V.I. Police Department has finally managed to arrest Darren Bess and Ian Benjamin Jr. regarding the murder of 30-year-old Kevin Jerome.

On February 26, 2021, authorities found Jerome dying after being shot on Main Street in Williams Delights. He was rushed to the hospital but, unfortunately, he couldn’t survive.

Benjamin was taken into custody on March 1, but he was released on March 3 under the custodianship of his mother. Meanwhile, Bess was arrested in California where he’s waiting to be extradited to the Virgin Islands.

Local authorities have urged citizens to contact Crime Stoppers or the VIPD tip line at 340-778-4950 if they have any information regarding this case. 

Crime Statistics in St. Croix: 

St. Croix has a crime rate of 73.15 points which is considered high when compared to other Caribbean destinations. Here are some other key crime statistics of St. Croix.

Crime level 73.15 High
Crime rise in the past 3 years 75.93 High
Worries of home invasion and things stolen 61.00 High
Concerns about being mugged or robbed 57.69 Moderate
Worries about getting your car stolen 52.88 Moderate
Concerns about getting belongings stolen from your car 69.00 High
Worries of being attacked 48.08 Moderate
Concerns about being insulted 49.04 Moderate
Concerns about being physically attacked due to skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 34.00 Low
Problems with drug addicts or drug dealers  72.12 High
Vandalism and theft 76.92 High
Concerns about falling victim to violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 70.19 High

Areas to Avoid

Wandering around St. Croix is not dangerous but it is not completely risk-free. The island is made up of two cities, Christiansted and Frederiksted. 

While Christiansted has better facilities and nightlife, Frederiksted has better…

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