On 3 May 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau issued a Security Alert regarding an increase in violent incidents in Turks and Caicos Islands, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy in Nassau advises U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance due to an increase in reported crime in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“The Embassy is aware of five (5) recent armed robberies. Four of the armed robberies occurred in Providenciales, specifically in a hotel parking lot, outside of a short-term rental property, at a private residence, and in the isolated area of Split Rock (Pirate’s Cove). The fifth armed robbery took place in Grand Turk, in the vicinity of a short-term rental property.

“In Providenciales, a burglary occurred at a short-term rental while the U.S. citizens were away from the property for a few hours. In other incidents, one U.S. citizen family’s rental car was stolen, while another U.S. citizen’s vehicle was burglarized.”