How safe is Alanya?
Earlier we talked about how safe Alanya is, in About Alanya. We will now take a closer look at security in this city.
Safety is a relative and more psychological concept, but safety has a definite definition for the tourist and traveler. First, safety must be perceived by the visitor as a sense of the intended environment and destination. Perhaps the word crime can be used in contrast to security and safety and the possibility of crime occurring in the face of a sense of security and safety. Perhaps another way to better understand safety is to know more about crime.
Low crime rates in Alanya
Indirectly, when we speak of crime rates in an area like Alanya we also refer to the security and safety there. According to the most recent statistics, Antalya is a province that has a low rate of crime. The rate in the Alanya region of this province is much lower than the average for this safe province.
Crime rates in Alanya, Turkey ( Last update: March 2022 )
|Worries home broken and things stolen||18.75||Very Low|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||14.58||Very Low|
|Worries car stolen||22.73||Low|
|Worries things from car stolen||25.00||Low|
|Worries attacked||16.67||Very Low|
|Worries being insulted||18.18||Very Low|
|Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion||12.50||Very Low|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||14.58||Very Low|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||22.92||Low|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||10.42||Very Low|
|Problem corruption and bribery||38.64||Low|
|Level of crime||14.58||Very Low|
|Safety walking alone during daylight||89.58||Very High|
|Safety walking alone during night||75.00||High|
Unfortunately, the environment and the destination are not always the main cause of crime and the deterioration of people’s security or safety. Sometimes a person, knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally, transcends the customary framework of the destination and destroys the safety of himself or others. Naturally, in every place, there are do’s and don’ts beyond the written law, and violating them is a disrespect. Also, People with excessive and unreasonable trust can sometimes open the door to people who are attempting to abuse.
Alanya as one of the safest places in Turkey, will be a safe and secure destination. You don’t have to worry seriously about blatant thefts, public or dangerous crimes in Alanya. There are still people out there who could benefit from your ignorance or neglect, just as everywhere else. It is important to address some of the more general and pressing issues:
- Although crime rates in Alanya are low, it is important to be wary of fraud and suspicion. There are several suspicious fake characters or scammers in Alanya. Especially, from the moment you receive your Turkish SIM card, you should be cautious and vigilant about some messages, they may be from fraudulent groups.
- When visiting the city, as much as possible, avoid getting in the cars of strangers. It is best to hire licensed taxi drivers.
- Avoid dealing with strangers or suspects who do not have the necessary permits from the Turkish government. Before making any kind of transaction, get enough information about the authenticity of the persons involved in the transaction, the proposed financial figures and documents through online sources or trusted persons.
- You should only change your money at reputable exchange offices. Avoid exchanging money in other places.
- It is recommended to have travel insurance before travelling to Alanya.
Cultural factors have been shown to be effective in reducing crime rates in Alanya. Due to their unique geographical location, the people of Alanya have been able to establish effective cultural connections and exchanges over the years. This has led them to have a defensible and respectful behavior and culture with Alanya travelers of all colors, races, religions, beliefs and situations.
However, controlling crime in a city cannot be done by relying on the culture and civilization of its citizens. It requires other efforts.
Effective police presence
Police presence in Alanya is an effective reason of safety there. unlike in some other places, the police in Alanya have a calm face and a sense of security. They are everywhere. They patrol the coast, close to nightclubs, at celebrations and gatherings of celebrities, and around hotels and residences that are chosen by important politicians as a place to attend important political events and meetings.
Adequate and effective vigilance of the citizens and their good interaction with the Alanya police force has prevented the occurrence of crime and prevented the loss of security in the city.
‘‘Turkish Consul Hilmi Tokuş has expressed her gratitude to the chief of the Alanya police, Alper Avcı, for keeping the town safe twenty-four hours a day. She also thanked the Attorney General of Alanya, Yasin Emre, and the commander of the city’s gendarmerie, Serkan Akbaba. The police chief also expressed his gratitude to the residents for reporting suspicious activity and putting in the effort to make the town safer.”
The driving culture in Turkey is facing many problems. The main complaint against the police, despite the efforts of the Alanya Traffic Police, is that it is not dealing with traffic issues. This unfortunately is not entirely up to the police. The debate about dangerous driving is a long-standing one. However, thanks to the actions of the Alanya police and the cultural interactions in the city with foreign law-abiding drivers, the driving culture in this city is better than elsewhere.
Intelligent monitoring is another reason for Alanya safety. In addition to the small size and density of Alanya and the constant presence of the police, the entire city is equipped with cameras to monitor security and identify the culprits. In almost every corner of Alanya you will see a large number of police surveillance cameras. The presence of these cameras and this remote monitoring, to a large extent, prevent the occurrence of all kinds of crimes in the city and give a special sense of security to the citizens and tourists.
Family and child safety
When planning a trip to Turkey, the question of whether Alanya is safe for children comes up. According to all the things above, you can find the answer yourself. Alanya is safe enough for children. It has a large immigrant population and many people and families make it their permanent residence. Alanya is a wonderful place to visit, moreover the fact that there are many schools and international organizations offering education and safety. Certainly, the convenient security and safety of this city has played an important role in its increasing acceptance.
Don’t worry in Alanya
You will not worry about crime in Alanya. People are friendly and law-abiding. If you are in a difficult situation, the police will be fair and strict. Locals will be more willing to help you. If you are worried about your safety, do not worry. Alanya is covered by Turkey’s international protection. Your life will not be in danger if you have a refugee problem.