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New Zealand unsafe for Backpackers travelling alone?

Started by: sim_1n_post2u_asap
On: 08/12/2018 | 15:10
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by: sim_1n_post2u_asap
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:10 edited: 08/12/2018 | 15:12

I am having to rethink my trip to N.Z Not safe alone. Grace Millane from Essex murdered.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwik27H7v5DfAhWldN8KHbthBj8QzPwBegQIARAC&url...

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by: kenralph
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:14

@sim_1n_post2u_asap wrote:

I am having to rethink my trip to N.Z Not safe alone. Grace Millane from Essex murdered.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwik27H7v5DfAhWldN8KHbthBj8QzPwBegQIARAC&url...

One murder in a country doesn't make it unsafe. 

There's been over 100 this year in London. 

 

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by: isabel1066
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:26
they have caught him this wouldn't put me off going there.
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by: eileenusher
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:38
One murder makes it unsafe too you, would you go too London there's being over 100 there, would you go too the states 1000 if you include the mass shootings.
New Zealand compared to most places is actually very safe has a very low crime even violent crime record compared to most countries.
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by: majorincident
on: 08/12/2018 | 16:10

Millions go back packing around the world in places a lot less stable than New Zealand.  Miss Millane made a fatal error but now that the police have a suspect, it is hoped she can be found and criminal proceedings are forthcoming.

If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy. David Davis, Conservative MP
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by: dartgirl
on: 08/12/2018 | 16:21
Don't let this sadness put you off going am sure Grace would want you and others still to go and see this Beautiful Country,Just keep your guard about you, good luck.
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by: sim_1n_post2u_asap
on: 09/12/2018 | 02:28

Sounds scary to me what with the killers on the loose.

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by: nefarius
on: 09/12/2018 | 02:38 edited: 09/12/2018 | 06:31

Man's in custody. Safe country. 

 @sim_1n_post2u_asap

 

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Message 8 of 35
by: claire1uk
on: 09/12/2018 | 06:44
It's bad people you want to avoid, not the beautiful countries.
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by: gvmhb
on: 09/12/2018 | 06:57
There are bad people everywhere so any country can be dangerous for a backpacker travelling alone.
It's often how you respond to a situation that decides how you come out of it, but unfortunately it's easy to get that wrong.

I am certain though that we live in a more dangerous world than we did 50 years ago Smiley Frustrated
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