On 17 November 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota issued a Security Alert regarding crime in Cartagena, which reads as follows: “The U.S. Embassy in Bogota advises U.S. citizens that extra precaution is merited in areas of Cartagena where there is less police presence. There has been increased criminal activity throughout Cartagena as Covid-19 restrictions have been reduced, and there have been several notable criminal events in the Chambacu neighborhood, the area to the East of Centro Comercial Caribe Plaza, and in Southern Cartagena.”