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55 minutes ago, ta158 said:

And where is your source to thailand being one of the lowest % or crimes against foreigners? Is there even such statistics or are you just pulling it out your ass and assuming like many others.

 

All the years you been hear but this is one of the few you heard about.

 

So it is not just that you dont see every news like this? 

 

recent cases.

 

 

 

https://thepattayanews.com/2019/09/10/two-thai-men-arrested-for-assault-and-robbery-of-an-indian-tourist-in-pattaya/amp/

 

https://bangkokjack.com/2019/11/05/tourist-beaten-robbed-pattaya/amp/

 

It is easy to miss such news.

 

It happens more than most people think. And these are just recent cases, also the Italian man shot dead some month ago, but certainly there is worse countries than Thailand as Brazil, mexico etc.

All this stuff is anecdotal. So is mine. Ten years in Thailand, have never once felt unsafe or threatened. Of course, if someone wants to behave like a d$ckhead, that's a different story.

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Now I get it. That's why Immigration does not let people come in. They want to save our lives.

 

If we had not entered the Kingdom, we would not have been murdered. Sort of thing.

 

Makes sense.

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

All this stuff is anecdotal. So is mine. Ten years in Thailand, have never once felt unsafe or threatened. Of course, if someone wants to behave like a d$ckhead, that's a different story.

So they got stabbed,assaulted, robbed for being d1ckheads? I'm sure they was just minding their own business and a criminal thug saw opportunity.

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6 hours ago, ta158 said:

And where is your source to thailand being one of the lowest % or crimes against foreigners? Is there even such statistics or are you just pulling it out your ass and assuming like many others.

 

All the years you been hear but this is one of the few you heard about.

 

So it is not just that you dont see every news like this? 

 

recent cases.

 

 

 

https://thepattayanews.com/2019/09/10/two-thai-men-arrested-for-assault-and-robbery-of-an-indian-tourist-in-pattaya/amp/

 

https://bangkokjack.com/2019/11/05/tourist-beaten-robbed-pattaya/amp/

 

It is easy to miss such news.

 

It happens more than most people think. And these are just recent cases, also the Italian man shot dead some month ago, but certainly there is worse countries than Thailand as Brazil, mexico etc.

It is a relative statistic. But compared to Cambodia, Brazil, Mexico and so many other ex-pat destinations, it is very, very low. How many of the ex-pats you know here have had problems like this? I have been here over a decade and have not heard of a single one. So, there is my science. 

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10 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

It is a relative statistic. But compared to Cambodia, Brazil, Mexico and so many other ex-pat destinations, it is very, very low. How many of the ex-pats you know here have had problems like this? I have been here over a decade and have not heard of a single one. So, there is my science. 

So your facts and stats are based on how many you know being victim of crime?. 

 

But the fact that you said it was rare that tourists or expats was victim of violence or crime in thailand and you have been here for a decade and only heard about a few, I'm sure you miss many cases where tourists or expats are victim.

 

 If you only heard about a few, your assumption of Thailand having one of the lowest % of violence or crime against tourists or expats is not right. Right? 

 

As I already mentioned Brazil,Mexico etc has more crime against tourists, they are one of the most violent places on earth. 

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I have said it in the past.

 

The anti-foreigner propaganda over the last 5 years will have effects.

 

They had countless x-ray foreigner / good guys in, bad guys out "series".

 

With "thousands of foreigners" arrested.

 

TM30...what if the foreigner bombs your residence? Report the foreigner.

 

What's the average uneducated Thai* supposed to understand out of all this?

 

That foreigners are the bad guys.

 

Which was the intention of this nationalistic administration to begin with.

 

So don't be surprised if occasionaly, some Thais pull out guns /swords etc, and some violence / casualties occur.

 

*average uneducated Thai = majority of the population

 

PS: Thailand has the largest wealth gap in the whole world, where 1% controls 67% of the country's wealth. And the intention of that 1% is to keep the others uneducated and stupid.

 

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You get house robbers in every country. In Australia there have been lots of break and enters of where old people live and sometimes the old people are bashed and die so it is not only Thailand this happens. Mind you the mongrels who do these robberies  need to be strung up for picking on older people. Gutless pricks they are.

If these two get caught and that is a big if they should go to jail or are the RTP going to impose the normal 500 baht fine and make them say sorry or better still make they give a wai.:welcomeani:

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20 hours ago, Just Weird said:

What sort of Thais do you get your information from?!

Usually the two legged type but occasionally others as well.  Depends what I've been drinking and how much.

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I don't know how well off this gentleman was but i was told  many times to never show your wealth. 

I live in gated estate and see farrangs driving around in Range Rovers, GLC Mercedes and similar cars and id certainly attracts unwanted attention. 

I'm quite happy to go around in my Honda CRV althought being looked at as a poor <deleted>.

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:01 PM, Rimmer said:

One hopes the ATM they used to withdraw B5,100 will have taken a nice picture of at least one of the robbers. :ninja:

why the 100......

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9 hours ago, ta158 said:

So your facts and stats are based on how many you know being victim of crime?. 

 

But the fact that you said it was rare that tourists or expats was victim of violence or crime in thailand and you have been here for a decade and only heard about a few, I'm sure you miss many cases where tourists or expats are victim.

 

 If you only heard about a few, your assumption of Thailand having one of the lowest % of violence or crime against tourists or expats is not right. Right? 

 

As I already mentioned Brazil,Mexico etc has more crime against tourists, they are one of the most violent places on earth. 

I am not making this stuff up. If you want to believe Thailand is a dangerous place, be my guest. But sorry to say, that does make make it real. In my opinion the most dangerous place in Thailand is Koh (Dark) Tao. There is a well known serial killer on the loose. And he is way, way above the law. And and all laws.

 

This is from the OSAC website:

 

Violent crime, such as murder, rape, and assault, targeting foreigners is relatively rare. When it does occur, such crime typically happens at night, often when victims have been drinking or separated from their companions. These crimes are most common in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and in tourist areas in southern Thailand, including Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Krabi. For more information, review OSAC’s Report Shaken: The Don’ts of Alcohol Abroad.

 

Sexually motivated violence is most likely to occur at, or after attending, parties, discos, or beaches (e.g., the Full Moon Party on Phangan Island). There have been reports of criminals using scopolamine or other date rape drugs to spike drinks and sexually assault and/or rob their victims. U.S. citizens have reported robberies after soliciting commercial sex workers.

 

https://www.osac.gov/Country/Thailand/Content/Detail/Report/b93ec1d4-0e1e-4f8a-bf50-15f4aebc572e

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14 hours ago, ta158 said:

So they got stabbed,assaulted, robbed for being d1ckheads? I'm sure they was just minding their own business and a criminal thug saw opportunity.

I think @Lacessit didn't mean to say that, it's undeniable though, that many crimes against foreigners in Thailand, happen in places like Pattaya, Phuket, and various islands where tourists drink themselves stupid and become targets for criminals.

In this case, of course, we are talking about an armed robbery, which imho, doesn't happen in Thailand more than other countries which i know of.

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On 11/8/2019 at 5:54 PM, dcsw53 said:

As usual the reporting of this is poor, the story raises twice as many questions as the answers it gives.
Did they break in, or did he open the door ? Were they wearing masks, can they be identified ? Why did they flee through the back of the house ?
Seems a lot of risk for a THB 5000 reward. Should be 10 years inside for stupidity and 6 months for the crime

 How do we know that the robbers were not wifes brothers.and one of them her thai husband.

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I can't help feeling in these cases as to whether the would be crim's know the guy has money, a tip off (By 'the' Woman) or some locals talk about him having money, seems strange to hit a 72 year old in the 'hope', that he has money ... I there's more to this than meets the eye !

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5 hours ago, car720 said:
On 11/9/2019 at 11:12 AM, Just Weird said:

What sort of Thais do you get your information from?!

Usually the two legged type but occasionally others as well.  Depends what I've been drinking and how much.

"Depends what I've been drinking and how much".

Ah, now things are starting to make sense.

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