Unfortunately, crime is increasing in Costa Rica and tourists are frequent victims. While petty theft is the main problem, armed robberies have been known...
I am repeatedly asked by people thinking of relocating here if there is a lot of crime. I have lived in Costa Rica for over 40...
Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.
The former 'King of Pavones' has been denied entry into Costa Rica again, complicating his quest to regain all the beachfront property that was once his in the idyllic hamlet in the country's southwest corner.
An attempted robbery on a U.S. tourist ended with townspeople of Manuel Antonio, Quepos surrounding the would-be thieves in a citizen's arrest.
Costa Rican authorities said they wanted to extradite Saatio "as soon as possible" to prevent any further attempts at escape.
Robbery may have been the motive behind the killing of Dutch expat Johannes “Hans” Snelders, his wife Sita Dhawtal and an employee at the couple's farm in Sardinal, Puntarenas, investigators say.
According to police, the four suspects – two men and two women – learned that the victim, Brian Lynn Hogue, had several properties in Paquera, Puntarenas, listed under an anonymous corporation and allegedly conspired to commit identity fraud to gain control of the corporation.
The only child left unharmed in the brutal rampage was a 7-month-old infant that locals say was the child of Adrián Salmerón, the prime suspect in the weekend attack that left five dead and two injured.
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Costa Rican authorities are investigating the grisly slaying of five members of the same family, including three children, who were discovered Tuesday morning inside their home in the northern Pacific community of Matapalo, in Guanacaste province. Two other minors were injured.