Canary Islands: Crime
More than simply Sun, Sea and Sand
Robbery is a common problem the Canaries, due to the fact that the major industry in the Canary Islands is tourism. Handbag snatching and car theft are common occurences. Another problem in the Canary islands is the increasing amount of illegal immigration. Most of the migrants come from Morocco and sub-Saharan countries like Cameroon, Togo, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau. As a tourist in the Canary Islands, you should have no reason to feel particularly unsafe, but it is certainly advisable to take good care of your belongings.