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Safety

Although the crime rate in the Republic of Korea is low, there is a higher incidence of pick-pocketing, purse snatching, assault, burglary (in hotel rooms and private residences), and other crime in major metropolitan areas such as Seoul and Busan than elsewhere in Korea. Exercise normal safety precautions and ensure valuables are secure. You should exercise normal safety precautions and ensure your valuables are secure, especially in known tourist areas such as Itaewon and other large market areas.

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