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  Though Tajikistan and Tajiki people are very friendly and welcome, criminal activity in Dushanbe is like in every other capital city in the world. It is not claimed as the most safest place as of course Tajikistan have a lot of its own problems including the inability of Tajikistan's law enforcement entities to provide adequate and immediate assistance. Tajikistan's struggling economy and high unemployment have resulted in incidents of street crime, including robberies, pick pocketings and muggings.  Alcohol-related incidents such as bar fights and drunk driving also happens. 

  Often police is not very keen to open minor or routine cases that seem too difficult to resolve and became a headache for them making safety statistics look poor, this may include stolen wallets or mobile phones. However to get refund from your travel insurance you would need a certificate which is given out then case is registered.

  Crimes of opportunity can occur against anyone, so you need to be careful and cautious in your own personal security, whether within the city limits of Dushanbe or in the more remote areas of the country.  As usual danger increases after dark, and travelers advised to use caution when traveling alone or on foot after dark.  Travelers are also encouraged to carry a copy of passport (separate from their wallets).

Standard methods of precaution include:
- Familiarize yourself with your neighborhood by walking around in the daylight.
- Ask around about areas you should avoid at night.
- Do not walk alone at night.
- Note the address of your country's embassy.
- Locate the police station that serves your neighborhood.
- Identify the hospital emergency room nearest to your home and know what to do in case of an accident.
- Keep "emergency" numbers near your phone at home (see Emergency Telephone Numbers in communication section).
-Do not display your valuables or cash while shooping
-Do not carry large amounts of money with you or at least divide it into several parts and put it into several different places in your purse, wallet, and on your clothes.
-Avoid bad lit streets then outside after dark.

VICTIMS OF CRIME:  If it sadly happened you became a victim of a crime abroad, contact the local police and the nearest embassy or consulate of your origin (see Visa and Formalities/Foreign embassies section to determine nearest embassy of your origin)

   The embassy/consulate staff can assist you to find appropriate medical care, contact family or friends and explain how funds could be transferred.  Although the investigation and prosecution of the crime are solely the responsibility of local authorities, consular officers can help you to understand the local criminal justice process and to find an attorney if needed.

   If you need medical assistance see our Health Care section or use the emergency numbers below: 01 - Fire, 02 - Police, 03 – Ambulance

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