Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi (June 24, 2021)

Location: Vietnam

Event:  Increased Criminal Activity Reported in Hanoi

Hanoi City Police report that street crime is increasing.  Criminals on motorcycles are snatching bags and valuables from people walking and riding motorbikes in less populated areas.  While women are the primary targets, all U.S. citizens should take extra precautions.

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City remind U.S. citizens to always maintain situational awareness, minimize displays of wealth, and travel in groups when possible.  If you are targeted by thieves, do not resist, and report the incident immediately to local police and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi or the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.  Emergency contact information is available here.  Consular and duty officers are available 24/7 for emergency assistance.

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