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)
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.
Resources and Contacts:
- The local equivalent to 911 in Vietnam is 113 for police.
- U.S. State Department Country Specific Information – Vietnam
- U.S. Embassy Hanoi 24/7: (024) 3850-5000 within Vietnam or +8424-3850-5000 internationally.
- U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City 24/7: (028) 3520-4200 or (028) 3520-4600 within Vietnam; or +8428-3520-4200 or +8428-3520-4600 internationally.