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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Montserrat/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 05:45, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)


Safety Issues[edit]

It needs to be advised that Montserrat is considered one of the top three places in the world where assault occurrs. I added mention of this for that reason. SOURCE: http://www.securityworld.com/infocenter/international-crime-statistics/


This is absolutely silly. My best guess would be that the stats on securityworld.com came from an instable year of mayham due to volcanic activity. securityworld.com does not list their sources or the years of these statistics. Given the tiny population of Montserrat crime is very low as identifing and catching the assailant would be very easy. I highly suggest this be removed, Montserrat is far safer then many of the caribbean islands that do not including such a safety mention.

I would concur that the statistic ought to be removed. The Security World site gives no reference. This site: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_ass_percap-crime-assaults-per-capita has the same statistics but its source: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/crime/seventh_survey/7sc.pdf does not have per capita figures. Of the assaults, only about 5 a year were "major." Nationmaster also points out that crime figures are strongly influenced by amount of police presence and reporting. A lot of simple assaults (which can include idle threats and fist-shaking) go unreported elsewhere. My guess is that assaults are mostly between acquaintances, anyway. Robbery (taking by force or threat of force, e.g, mugging--not burglary) seems very rare. RogerR 23:27, 3 January 2008 (EST)

The Montserrat listed in that crime statistic is probably in Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain.

British Dependancy[edit]

It should be noted in the first section that this is a British Dependancy.

Get there from Europe[edit]

Nice page but how to get there from Europe or even Americas ? Flights, boats, swim, hitch hiking ?

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