John or Cindy,
if you go on vacation to get away from crime, then you must now live in a crime infested area in Canada or the States. SXM isn't any less safe than most other Caribbean islands of comparable size. if you use home-grown common sense you'll be fine. my wife leaves any expensive, flashy jewelry @ home in the States.
when we go out on SXM it's never more than with $50 between us...just like @ home in the States.
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