A little local know-how goes a long way in Washington, DC. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.
Washington is a large, cosmopolitan city and is generally safe in the tour ist areas. Petty crime does exist, so be alert to your surroundings. Be wary of pickpockets on public transport and in crowded tourist areas.
If you have anything stolen, report the crime within 24 hours to the nearest police station and take ID with you. If you need to make an insurance claim, get a copy of the crime report.
Contact your embassy if you have your passport stolen, or in the event of a serious crime or accident.
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