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David Lim – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I would say that, yes, the San Francisco area of Panama City is pretty safe. When walking around at midnight, I would be, like everywhere in the world, more cautious, but overall, it is safe.
 
In order to be safe, I would try not to walk in certain areas, and l would rather be close to residential places in San Francisco like Coco del Mar or an area like that, which are rated upper class places in San Francisco. I would be rather safe walking around at whatever time.
 
I would say there is a little part of the San Francisco area of Panama City that is a little older and might be considered less safe. Most of the San Francisco area has been developing over the last years and therefore is safer now, but even the old part is still really safe.
 
Maybe 50% of the people in San Francisco have bars on their doors and windows, but they are there more as a decoration than for safety reasons.
Nelson Vega of Panasurance – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
With all the news about the increasing crime rate in the San Francisco area of Panama, I should probably be more concerned, but I go out and do not pay much attention to that issue. I have never experienced being robbed, but I have friends who have been robbed or assaulted at the ATMs. About two years ago, a friend of mine went to an ATM with another friend. They had a car. My friend was waiting in the car while his other friend went to the ATM. A guy with a gun came and jumped into the car. It happened near San Francisco, but not exactly in San Francisco.
 
I would say that it is safe enough in San Francisco, that I can walk alone on the streets in the evening. I wouldn’t walk on the streets in the wee hours of the night because that would be posting a higher risk of getting robbed or assaulted.
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Due to its good amount of attractions and amenities, San Francisco de la Caleta, is the neighborhood in the city of Panamá where everyone wants to live or have a business.
 
The San Francisco neighborhood has lots of facilities within less than a 5 mile radius, including two major hotels, the biggest park in town (administered by the First Lady's office and with presidential palace guard all the time), three important grocery shops, tens of coffee shops and restaurants for any taste, a convention center, many vet hospitals, child care facilities, private and public schools, clinics, pharmacies and only 5 minutes from the modern Multiplaza Mall and Punta Pacific Hospital (which has a direct connection with John Hopkins).  It also has a big police station, with 24/7 protection, surrounded by tens of high rise buildings with thousands of families sharing the environment, so it is definitely well protected and a one of the safest places in Panamá.
 
But this does not mean, however, that negative things don't happen once in a while.  It would be very irresponsible to say that the area is completely safe. No city in the world has this privilege.  One thing, though.  Everyone walks from 4:30 AM until 10:00 PM to or from the park...with the greatest of confidence.  Ladies go to church or the grocery shops (open 24 hours) very early in the morning, and you are never afraid to leave your apartment and travel around the area.
Miguel of Panama GEM Charters – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
After living San Francisco neighborhood in Panama City for more than 3 years I have never had problems with safety, nor seen suspicious activity that would make you feel unsafe. In addition, the San Francisco area has lots of security guards and doormen, almost on every block in the neighborhood to make you feel even safer.
Yuri Sapozhnikov of Cpanama.com – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The San Francisco neighborhood of Panama City, Panama, is a very safe area with many amenities. There is also a very big park located in San Francisco named Omar, which is a beautiful park full of exercise equipment and jogging paths, as well as playgrounds for children. 

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