You’ll also be happy to know that Panama has a diligent police force committed to protecting foreign investors and locals alike. This being said however, it’s always advisable to get to know your neighbors and help prevent crime and work together to enforce safety.
We think Panama is probably safer than many cities in the U.S. but with any new adventure there are risks involved, especially when traveling or moving to a new, unfamiliar place. Do your research and remember that you're a gringo in a foreign country.
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