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Paul Daemen of Aurora Granada – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
From our prospective, Granada is very safe! However, we do have pick pockets and tourists forget a few basics. Never leave purse or back pack on the table, place on floor under the table. In reference to cars, never ever leave stuff in plain sight. And never pack the car when you exit to shop or walk around. Have all goods in trunk prior to exiting the car.
 
Last week we saw a family with 3 kids from Phoenix at a local restaurant. I noticed them walking back and forth an pulling stuff out of car and going back to restaurant. I went to the car an noticed a back pack and electronics in clear site. I went back in and informed the couple that they need to be very careful or otherwise they would have a negative experience in Nicaragua. Would they do this back home? Most likely not so don't do this in Nicaragua.
 
In bars do not flash money. Best to leave to bar with a minimum amount of funds. A trick I always do, I place extra funds in my socks. Do not go bar hopping with your drivers license on you or passport. A family friend got pick pocketed for flashing monies and the ladies targeted him with drinks. A few hours later no money, no phone and no ID. He later agreed, it was his mistake to flash monies around and assuming all people in the bar where there to have a good time! 
 
The negative experience occurs because some tourists do not take precautions! Please be careful and you will have a wonderful experience in Nicaragua.
Esmerelda Vargas of Schuvar Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Granada, Nicaragua, elevated view – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingGranada, Nicaragua is generally safe.  However, just like in every town or any country, you have to be careful where you go, because there are some neighborhoods that are not too safe.  The tourist places are safe, especially when compared to other cities in Central America.  
 
Expats in Granada don't generally live in the unsafe areas.  Expats in Granada usually live around the parks because those are the safer areas. 
 
I am a woman and I can walk alone in Granada without worrying about my security. If you walk around the park and around the tourist areas, it’s safe. 
Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Granada, Nicaragua Plaza de la Independencia street view with Nicaraguan flag – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingGranada, Nicaragua is safe.
 
I feel comfortable walking there.  I have two children: six and 15 years old.  I have no problems taking my children to Granada, unless of course, it is a bad part of town, in a dark place, or after midnight.
 
That said, it would not be smart to have a bunch of gold jewelry and walk in the bad areas of town after midnight.  But if you live toward the center of Granada, you’re OK. We do, however, have thieves, who, if they see an opportunity such as you leaving the door open or leaving your wallet on the table, someone may try to steal from you.  It’s not, however, like you’re walking on the street and people attack you; no, it doesn’t feel that way. 
 
Granada, Nicaragua is safe and it’s comfortable.  Just don’t do things like going in the middle of the night to a neighborhood that looks creepy or that’s isolated.  Pay attention, like in any city.  Personally, I have never been robbed.
 
One of the areas around Granada that is less safe is around the lake [Lake Nicaragua].  Any time after 6 PM or 7 PM, it’s too dark and too empty.
 
The safety of everyone in Granada, Nicaragua is a high priority for the government.  The police in Granada know how important it is to keep Granada attractive for tourists and expats.
David Smith of Farmland Assets – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
In general, Granada, Nicaragua is quite safe.  Violent crime is pretty much non-existent.  You have your occasional incident, but by and large, the only crime you have in Granada is pretty crime / crimes of opportunity, and most of that are brought about by tourists being careless.
 
Examples of petty crime may include people stealing a camera or being robbed if they leave the door or window open when they leave their apartment.
 
I used to live in Santa Monica, California.  Relative to petty crime, the same type of thing that happens in Santa Monica happens here in Granada.  If you’re careless and leave your bag unattended in either place, you might get it stolen.
 
Here in Granada, there are many people in the street, selling things, the occasional beggar, etc., so if they have an opportunity, sometimes they take advantage of it. There may be a little more petty crime here in Granada than in Santa Monica because there’s more poverty in Granada than in Santa Monica.  However, it’s also true that in Granada you’re not in any real physical danger (no one is going to attack you).  Mainly, the people who commit the crimes want something they can get ahold of quickly, and be gone.  There is very little violent crime in Granada.
John-Marc Gallagher of Granada Property Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Safety is always an issue all over the world, not just in Granada, Nicaragua. So the best measure would be how we here in Granada FEEL or how we see others FEELING and the answer is extremely safe.  We feel safe, we fee free to walk around and enjoy the outdoor bars and restaurants and we feel safe in our homes and businesses. This is not to say that there isn't crime. But crime against Expats and tourists are usually limited to petty theft of purses, cameras and cigarette lighters.
 
Granada is home to so many single, middle aged women I have lost count. I can name about 25 personally and that speaks volumes about how safe it is.  Older, single women would not be retiring here, building homes, starting businesses and hanging out at the outdoor establishments of it wasn't ... safe.

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