Nicaragua continues to lead the region in safety and security. Â This despite the perceptions lingering in the minds of many North Americans from the civil war in the 19080's. When I speak at conferences about Gran Pacifica, one of the first things people ask me is about crime and do I feel in danger. Â I cite the stats to little avail. Â Fear is an irrational thing. There's also the saying, "DonÂt confuse me with the facts." In scientific terms, it's the confirmation bias, people look for facts to bolster what they believe and discredit facts that contradict their beliefs. This even happens with perceptions that we donÂt really recognized as beliefs.
Below are links for 2 articles, one is the "Risk vs the Perception of Risk" and the other is a recent article from the Economist about why Nicaragua Â continues to be one of the safest countries in the region.
Risk vs Perception: Â Driving because it's (not) safer than flying... Read Article here
Crime in Nicaragua:Â A surprising safe haven... Read article here