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Cyprus is a relatively safe place to live and crime figures are very low. Despite its history of violence the division of the country reduced crime and Cyprus has one of the best records in Europe.
You should always take care to make the usual precautions but the environment is friendly and welcoming and walking at night is generally safe. There are a few minor disturbances in the popular tourist resorts where the nightlife is at a premium, but this is normally a result of rowdy holiday makers leaving pubs and clubs. Theft is the most common crime, particularly in tourist areas and on beaches, so it is advisable to always keep your belongings in sight and your valuables locked in safety boxes if provided at your accommodation.