Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Making Kuta’s Byways Safer
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Making Kuta’s Byways Safer

Community Group in Kuta to Form Neighborhood Watch Program to Reduce Mugging and Pick Pocketing


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, security, Jalan Poppies II, Jalan Benesari, muggings, criminality, Legian, Hadi Wira Atmaja, LPM Kuta, neighborhood watch
Click Image to Enlarge

(5/24/2014)

The Balinese residents of Banjar Pangabetan –the area surrounding Jalan Benesari and Jalan Poppies II in Kuta – are mapping out plans for a “neighborhood watch” program in order to thwart rising criminality in that area.

In recent months reports of thuggery, theft and purse snatching have become more prevalent on the two lanes feeding into the main traffic arteries of Kuta.

DenPost reports the vice chairman of the Local Community Association (LPM) in Kuta, Nyoman Hadi Wira Atmaja, confirmed that plans are being drawn up to enhance community security.

“Criminals are stalking their targets to the entrances of their hotels. There are muggings taking place almost every day,” said Hadi.

The community leader blamed the increase in muggings on the refusal of taxis in Legian to use their meters in the ate night hours, preferring instead to seek much higher negotiated fares.

As a result, many tourists opt to walk back to their hotels increasing their exposure to bag snatchers and muggers. Hadi said that if taxis would charge more reasonable fares, visitors would use this form of transportation, thereby reducing the criminal incidents.

DenPost says that both children and adults are perpetrating criminal acts in the area. Children involved in thefts circulate selling bracelets and other accessories in the process of pick pocketing or snatching valuables away from unsuspecting tourists.

Hadi told the press that he hoped the police would provide optimal security to visitors and help reduce rates of criminality. “But this problem (criminality) will also get our (the community’s) attention. In addition, we hope the police will also give their attention,” he added.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Chinese New Year Rush Bound for Bali
Garuda Indonesia Announces New Charter Routes from China to Bali for Lunar New Year Holidaymakers
(1/14/2017)
Oh, Deer!
Five Poachers Abandon Car, Guns and Dead Game at West Bali National Park When Confronted by Park Rangers
(1/15/2017)
Qui Moi?
French Tourist Arrested Shoplifting at Bali Airport
(1/15/2017)
An Endangered Tiger
Tigerair Suspend Ticket Sales from Australia to Bali until March 25, 2017
(1/14/2017)
This is a Steak Out!
MyWarung’s L'Entrecôte May be Bali’s Best Steak Value
(1/15/2017)
Advance Australia Fairway!
Australia Day Golf Tournament at Bali National Golf Resort Thursday, January 26, 2017
(1/14/2017)
Starling, Starling Night
Begawan Foundation to Hold ‘A Starling Night’ Art Exhibition and Silent Auction on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Big Tree Farm Chocolate Factory
(1/14/2017)
The Last Bite
Australian Surfer Suffers Rare Shark Attack off West Bali Beach
(1/15/2017)
A Park at its Peak of Popularity
Lombok Mount Rinjani Records More than 91,412 visitors in 2016
(1/14/2017)
Improvements Planned for Bali Airport in 2017
More Parking, Better Taxi Access, Improved Internet and Runway Enhancements in the Cards for Bali’s Airport in 2017
(1/14/2017)
Game Changers, Name Changers
Colliers International Tracks 18 New Hotels and 8 Branding Transitions in Bali in 2016
(1/14/2017)
A Yen for Thievery
Police Arrest Hotel Employee in Kuta for Stealing Cash from Japanese Guest
(1/14/2017)
All [News]!