Have you been robbed in South Italy?

@Dolcerina (3380)
Hungary
November 30, 2006 8:53am CST
Napoli is still very dangerous. Is it the maffia? Or why is it so different like North Italy?
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
7 Feb 07
no i have never even been there, if i go and someone try to rob me i would kick their butt from the south all the way to the north i am not scare of no one. but i couldnt tell you why it is so different between north and south. if you figure it out let me know.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
8 Feb 07
I may not say my opinion because I have italian friends :) The north is more european, than the south.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
what you dont think i can take them? lol inever lost a fight so itlian are tought huh?
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@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
11 Feb 08
I live in Rome, and generally all the people says that South of Italy is more dangerous than North. I have travelled a lot in North Italy and I can say that it's very dangerous. One day I stayed in Milano, in the central railway station, and I have found my bag opened. Luckly there were only the tickets and I have found it (I have my money in my pants). So I can say that South Itay is dangerous but there isn't a lot of difference with North.
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
11 Feb 08
Hi, thank you for your informative comment. I have alredy forgotten about this topic. :)
@fizzytom (762)
• Maribor, Slovenia
11 Feb 08
I was in Naples a few years ago and I knew before I went about the reputation Naples has for crime. However, I wouldn't say that there is more of a risk to tourists than in, say, New York or London or South Africa. I think that with the Camorra running the city it's a case of crimes being gang-related - they only really target each other. Of course, tourists should be careful in any city, lock valuables in the hotel safe and take out only what money you need. Don't wear expensive jewellery or flash expensive cellphones around. Common sense really
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
11 Feb 08
My driver collegues has another opinion about it. I work in the international transportation, and I can say all the people who works in international transportation has the same information about south Italy, I mean all the disponents, spediteurs, and transporters in Europe.
@ranimukul (130)
• India
3 Dec 06
never been ti Italy... but i think there are bad people in every part of the world.. I come from India...India is a beautiful place with nice and warm people but there still is crime..violent crime. I believe it is not correct to mark a region as a whole as a bad region or good region purely on the basis of statistics ( which is reported, a lot goes on without being reported to police or administration)......
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@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
4 Dec 06
I'm glad to see there's still people who knows how a place can be marked just because of a minority which ruins its name. Try to watch to the positive sides of a place before you talk about the negatives ones.
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@platypus (336)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
People coming from south of Italy have a different attitude than North Italy. I mean, often it seems that they think "this the law, it is good, but even if i don't respect it it won't be a problem". This happens in the north, too, but less. Napoleon (if i am not wrong) used to say "rule italians is not difficult; just useless". There are millions of reasons, but the result is: in many areas of South Italy there is no more law. Consider for instance wearing a helmet when you ride a motorbike. In some parts of neaples there are people who kill you just because of that; that's because if you enter in a gang's area in a motorbike with a helmet on your head you can be taken for a killer sent by an enemy gang. Living in napoli is difficult, unemployment is sky-high and many people are poor, so the choose illegality, it can be camorra (mafia is in sicily, camorra in napoli and campania, the region where napoli is) or your own clan. but do not make confusion between camorra (or mafia) and a simple gang, like the one you see in bronx in films. camorra has people that do the "dirty job" for them, of course, but they are just cannon fodder. These organization have experts, people with Ph.D. and masters, IT specialist, great lawyers...they trade with china, india, south america and so on, the use the latest technologies...they are multinational
@lucalucky (1841)
• Italy
15 Feb 07
Italy is dangerous? Yes. Napoli is dangerous? Yes. Please tell me a place in the world that is not dangerous. I have been a month ago in South Africa (Cape Town) and my friends over there told me that SA is one of the most dangerous place in the world and it's a risk walk around also in the center of the city. Have you been in London in the last few month? Don't think that also London can be really dangerous? I think that the world is becoming dangerous but we cannot stop to travel.
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
16 Feb 07
Well, I see difference bettwen place and place regarding the number of crimes.
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have never been to italy..let along South Italy. I have heard, though, that the mafia does have it's headquarters there. Mafia is an italian word? What does mafia mean ?+
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
15 Feb 07
I think it is dangerous because there are less work in the south, so the level of crime is higher. I am not italian, and I forgot what maffia means....I knew...
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
15 Feb 07
i don't think that south of italy is dangerous... everywhere in the world is dangerous. i went lots of time in Naples and i did not have any problem. i have a house in Calabria, very south of italy, i go there every year to spend my holiday and i have never had problems with thieves or criminals or mafia! maybe i'm too lucky??
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
15 Feb 07
Well, I work in transportation, and it is well known in our work. It is an experience. Not my experience, but the experience of many transporter companies.
@bhetelux (189)
• Italy
8 Feb 07
I'm italian and i live in the south! i can tell u that not all people are burglars! in south italy people are better tnah in the north! we usually says "non fare di tutta l'erba un fascio" that mean that not all people are the same!
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
8 Feb 07
I did not say that, but the security is bad in the south.
@R3fl3XioN (3215)
• France
2 Dec 06
No, never ! I would like to visit Italy !
11 Feb 08
good! napoli and Italy is wonderfull! i'm italian and the mafia is a big problem as the criminality, but you do not have afraid of mafia..... you must came here to view the monuments and know the history of Italy and Europe.
@em12ma (396)
• United States
1 Dec 06
NO, haven't visited italy but I hope I can in the near future. If I do visit, I'll probably skip south italy and just go to other places.
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
it's so sad....south is wonderful... most of the highest cultural area are in southern italy... I'm really sad, and as southern citizen I feel offended from all those pregiudices...
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
If you take the good precautions no one will steal you anything in front of the parking of a big company...did they care to close the trucks? There's a lot of people that don'y care to take precautions, it's obvious that someone will steal, thieves are everywhere...
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
1 Dec 06
The trucks and the trailers were braked open. Once my friend was sleeping in the truck when they wanted to rob him. But as I said it was not only once. Regularly. In the south. Nowadays we do not accept shipments to south Italy, because the danger can not been paid.
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
Shocking is the people who blindly think that naples is so dangerous. If you go in the wrong areas...you can be robbed in every city of this dirty world....
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
1 Dec 06
rose - rose
To park in front of a Big company is not dangerous everywhere in the world. I dispo my trucks all around Europe. South Italy is not the Only dangerous place. I have similar experience with Lille (F), Belgium, Dover (GB) - Nearly whole Great Brittain,) Marseilles (FR). I LOVE ITALY! My heart is for Italy, but I can not forgive.
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
Now do you think you are so smart now that you said a lot of rubbish on a place where probably you've never been to? Napoli is probably the most beautiful town in the world, and, yes, there's some criminality, like in every other part of the world, but there is a lot of good, honest, people, which is always prejudicted for the bad attitudes of some citizens. NORTHERN ITALY is better? Why do everyone think that junk? Just 'cause someone else who heard it from someone else, who heard it from someone else said it to you? I'm neapolitan, and proud to be! I always lived in peace in my town...we have some problems, but who doesn't? Now I live in Trento, in northern italy, and here I can see the same criminality, if not more. The only one problem is that south is MARKED, and when something happens in the north nobody knows...if something happens in the south, all the world will know! And stop always talking about camorra, mafia, and all that kind of rubbish things....you really don't know what you're talking about, thrust in me.
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
1 Dec 06
Look, I work as a disponent. So I have the experiences. A lot of drivers (my friends!)has been robbed in the THAT area and even souther. Yes, Napoli is beautifl, but the level of the crime schocking.
@sammy1128 (241)
• China
1 Dec 06
really,i wiil never visit there
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
don't care for all that rubbish people says on southern Italy...Naples is a wonderful town!
@noaboy (14)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
I live near neapols and i can say thath neapols is a very beautiful city and if you don't enter in some places you can be calm that nobody touches you.
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
8 Feb 07
thanks for your news here. I just know it.