I've been hearing about crime on the islands and get the feeling it's blown way out of proportin. A friend of my said back in 2001 a murder a day on STT. Now I know there is crime everywhere and this doesn't deter my plans to move there I'm mostly just wondering if it can be that bad.
There was an article in the St Croix Source today (Legal Guns being used illegally in Territory), Territory meaning all USVI. The St Croix source is an online Newspaper. Just Google it. And your friend figures were not correct, I think its more like one a month on STT.
It sounds like you are already completely decided on your move, so I won't elaborate on the negatives. Crime is an issue on STT, but if you use common sense you can avoid most of it. It is a small island, with small town solutions to big city issues. If you are single and moving on your own, you can carve out a niche for yourself. Many do. STT is very transient as many mainlanders come and go, so jobs and apartments are always popping up. Many people leave, basically because the lifestyle is not as they expected. It just isn't for everyone. It is good that you are asking questions and doing your homework as you can't get enough info. Crime isn't a popular subject with the locals, but it seems to pop up now and then. I understand your concern. Just don't do drugs, walk alone at night (even if you are male), nor flash money nor jewelry. Just blend in and get to know your surroundings. Good luck with everything.
Trw, I didn't see anything on that dmoz site regarding crime but maybe I missed something? GNT, do a search on this site using "crime" & you'll get previous threads on it.
Take Teresa's advice, it is GREAT ADVICE for moving here. NEVER FLASH MONEY, do NOT get mouthy in any bars if you go to them, and be very careful where you go at night. PERIOD. Basically, use some common sense, never think that you're not vulnerable and do not give money to panhandlers.
hiya Trade, no i put the link there because it has so many links for alot of different stuff down here as well as the newspapers
Oh, ok. Thanks, trw.