I found this article important info for those traveling to the Bahamas. The U.S. Department of State rates the criminal threat level for New Providence Island (Nassau) as critical, with the criminal threat level for Grand Bahama Island, which includes Freeport, rated as high. Crime in general has been rising in the Bahamas. Armed robberies, property theft, purse snatchings, and other theft of personal property are the most common crimes against tourists. Here is the full article:

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