Security in the City
In general the cities in Argentina are very safe. In Buenos Aries for example
it is possible to walk through the streets until late hours in to the night
without danger. Unfortunately the economical crisis has sunken the country
and lately it has affected the security of the country, therefore it is custom
for beggars to come up to tourist with much insistence and bad habit of asking
for money. In this case it is best to ignore them and move away from that
area. As a basic precaution, it is recommended to appear unnoticed, don't
carry objects of value or keep them hidden instead. Try to walk with a companion
at night, and avoid dark areas or places with little or no crowds. Watch for
pickpockets and pay attention to valuables e.g. cameras and handbags, in general
avoid risky situations.
Lately theft has gone up with violence in homes, abductions in taxis and assaults
on the streets. To avoid this type of risk pay attention to the vehicle you
are boarding, try to memorize the license plate number, look directly at the
driver and seek in finding (radiotaxi) companies that are well established.
Smaller cities and towns in Argentina are used to being more tranquil, the
people are attentive, keen to help and friendly with tourist.