Thailand "Most Dangerous Tourist Destination"

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Re: Thailand

Post by hanno » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:52 am

I grew up in Africa and as a result am super cautious. And I avoid Jo'burg. My parents spend a few months in SA every year but they obviously stay in safe places (Umhlanga, Cape Town waterfront, National Parks).
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Post by Spigzy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:05 am

The country stats are all a bit skewed; I'm sure if you looked at the UK violent crime rate, or even the London violent crime rate you would find that Lambeth or Southwark are the most dangerous by far - the tourist areas of Westminster or Kensington would be far lower in crime. No tourist ever goes to Lambeth - so I think the same as the Brazilian favela comment above; you're in danger as much as the place you really go to.

Note, Liverpool is actually the murder capital of the UK, followed by Manchester if my memory is any good. Bloody northern monkeys!
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Re: Thailand

Post by taabarang » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:23 am

"Bloody northern monkeys!"

Father James may have a sermonette on such misguided thinking.
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Re: Thailand "Most Dangerous Tourist Destination"

Post by newkidontheblock » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:34 am

My impression was that Thais used to always go to great lengths to protect tourists and foreigners. Thai problems such as crime and civil unrest remained Thai issues. Over the years, Thai perceptions have changed, and so has foreign perceptions of Thailand. Foreigners are treated more or less the same as locals and exposed to the same issues and problems.
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Re: Thailand

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:47 pm

ta158 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:12 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:45 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Dangerous.... try parts of La, london, New York, El Salvador etc etc.
yeah i feel safer in Asia than i do in the UK
https://youtu.be/IirUMcqKEMU
https://youtu.be/b8L0sIrjOzc
https://youtu.be/AUFNzLq3Cm4
Figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.

The number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last 3 years in England and Wales according to Freedom of Information request responses from just over half of police forces. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-387522 ... or-younger
One machete crime every 90 minutes on Britain's streets http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... reets.html

Thailand population - 68 million - 3,000 - 4,500 murders (at least 3,000 was gun murder the rest all forms of murder)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... d-10124114
UK population - 66 million - 627 murders.

1 out of 10 murders in thailand end up on thai news in english so it might seem like there is not that many murders, same as robberies and such, many violent crimes dont even make it up on thai news, crime is underreported in thailand and police is not doing a great job keeping track of crime statistics....
but most those murders are Thai vs Thai, they are not murders on farrang
in England i am more likely to run into trouble than when im living in Thailand/Cambodia
that was my point
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Re: Thailand

Post by hburns » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:07 pm

I've heard that ladyboys stabbing tourists with their meat sausage is prevalent in Thailand.
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Re: Thailand

Post by hanno » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:08 pm

hburns wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:07 pm
I've heard that ladyboys stabbing tourists with their meat sausage is prevalent in Thailand.
If they do not stab them with their Stilettos.
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Re: Thailand

Post by ta158 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:47 pm
ta158 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:12 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:45 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Dangerous.... try parts of La, london, New York, El Salvador etc etc.
yeah i feel safer in Asia than i do in the UK
https://youtu.be/IirUMcqKEMU
https://youtu.be/b8L0sIrjOzc
https://youtu.be/AUFNzLq3Cm4
Figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.

The number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last 3 years in England and Wales according to Freedom of Information request responses from just over half of police forces. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-387522 ... or-younger
One machete crime every 90 minutes on Britain's streets http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... reets.html

Thailand population - 68 million - 3,000 - 4,500 murders (at least 3,000 was gun murder the rest all forms of murder)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... d-10124114
UK population - 66 million - 627 murders.

1 out of 10 murders in thailand end up on thai news in english so it might seem like there is not that many murders, same as robberies and such, many violent crimes dont even make it up on thai news, crime is underreported in thailand and police is not doing a great job keeping track of crime statistics....
but most those murders are Thai vs Thai, they are not murders on farrang
in England i am more likely to run into trouble than when im living in Thailand/Cambodia
that was my point
Yeah but still more farangs/ foreigners die and get attacked in thailand.

You say "but Most those murders are thai vs thai" like all 627 murders in UK is brit vs tourist?

Every person har more chance of getting in to troubke in Their homecountries than on vacations, i can also Link crime articles and such and say it is more dangerous for me in thailand because im thai,

im just tired of europeans that complain and Whine about Their countries about how dangerous it is and it is a lawless shithole i know europe not got the best governments and leaders but from a crime viewpoint europe is heaven, me being from thailand but living in a Swedish "no go zone" ive never been worried or been Victim of crime or my family, cant say the same things for cambodian and never thailand, i would live in europes worse area than in thailand worse för sure.

Thailand has more murders than germany,france,spain,UK and several other smaller countries in europe combined.
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Re: Thailand

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:11 pm

ta158 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm

im just tired of europeans that complain and Whine about Their countries about how dangerous it is and it is a lawless shithole i know europe not got the best governments and leaders but from a crime viewpoint europe is heaven, me being from thailand but living in a Swedish "no go zone" ive never been worried or been Victim of crime or my family, cant say the same things for cambodian and never thailand, i would live in europes worse area than in thailand worse för sure.

Thailand has more murders than germany,france,spain,UK and several other smaller countries in europe combined.
the irony of someone complaining about people whining about how dangerous their countries are, then goes on to brag about how dangerous their country is...

yeah its true, Thailand has a higher murder rate, and you have lived in a Swedish "no go zone", so what?
if you didnt feel a victim there then that means you are not about that, the social circles you hang around with are not about that, but that doesnt mean the place or any other place isnt dangerous or that it doesnt happen, me being who i am and the way i look or the people i hang around with, it attracts trouble, if i go out on a night out in the UK im at far greater risk of attracting trouble then i am over here, your point is mute, i stated i feel safer here than i do in the UK, which i do, who are you to question that? :unknown:

the reason why the UK murder rate is so low is due to the lack of access to guns, if you read my post it pointed out we have one of the worst knife crime rates in the world, whilst in Thailand you could get shot, in the UK you could get stabbed, while the chance of dying is a little less, it doesnt make it any safer
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Re: Thailand

Post by Kinetic » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:50 pm

ta158 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:47 pm
ta158 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:12 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:45 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Dangerous.... try parts of La, london, New York, El Salvador etc etc.
yeah i feel safer in Asia than i do in the UK
https://youtu.be/IirUMcqKEMU
https://youtu.be/b8L0sIrjOzc
https://youtu.be/AUFNzLq3Cm4
Figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.

The number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last 3 years in England and Wales according to Freedom of Information request responses from just over half of police forces. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-387522 ... or-younger
One machete crime every 90 minutes on Britain's streets http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... reets.html

Thailand population - 68 million - 3,000 - 4,500 murders (at least 3,000 was gun murder the rest all forms of murder)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... d-10124114
UK population - 66 million - 627 murders.

1 out of 10 murders in thailand end up on thai news in english so it might seem like there is not that many murders, same as robberies and such, many violent crimes dont even make it up on thai news, crime is underreported in thailand and police is not doing a great job keeping track of crime statistics....
but most those murders are Thai vs Thai, they are not murders on farrang
in England i am more likely to run into trouble than when im living in Thailand/Cambodia
that was my point
Yeah but still more farangs/ foreigners die and get attacked in thailand.

You say "but Most those murders are thai vs thai" like all 627 murders in UK is brit vs tourist?

Every person har more chance of getting in to troubke in Their homecountries than on vacations, i can also Link crime articles and such and say it is more dangerous for me in thailand because im thai,

im just tired of europeans that complain and Whine about Their countries about how dangerous it is and it is a lawless shithole i know europe not got the best governments and leaders but from a crime viewpoint europe is heaven, me being from thailand but living in a Swedish "no go zone" ive never been worried or been Victim of crime or my family, cant say the same things for cambodian and never thailand, i would live in europes worse area than in thailand worse för sure.

Thailand has more murders than germany,france,spain,UK and several other smaller countries in europe combined.
If you take just the statistics, you're right. Based on ratio : the number of the population/murder => Thailand is more dangerous than many of european countries. But if we talk about the sense of insecurity, it depend of the people, your personnal history. I can tell you that I was feeling safer in the redlight district of Phnom Penh at midnight than where I live in France, in daylight. And here in France depend of where you live: Big/small city, downtown, suburbs, etc... Maybe France as less murder than Thailand but I can assure you that many people living in the suburbs of Marseille would dream to move to Bangkok.
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