"Montevideo Uruguay, street crime." Montevideo Warnings Or Dangers Tip by snakerivermusic

Montevideo Warnings and Dangers: 24 reviews and 24 photos

I was attacked by 8 young men, in broad daylight, on the western part of Sarandi St. in the Ciudad Vieja. I was knocked to the ground and had a bag stolen, but in the course of the fight, I was able to keep my wallet and documents. Shouting neighbors and locals eventually ran them off.

Months later, near the Plaza de Independencia, I was pickpocketed by a young man. When I gave chase, he tossed my wallet.

Montevideo is probably safer than many American cities, but the security situation has deteriorated in recent years. Be aware of your neighborhood, even during the day, and be very careful at night.

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  • Written Oct 28, 2011
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