On 27 February 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone issued a Security Alert regarding updated travel advisory for Botswana, which reads in part as follows: “Crimes of opportunity, primarily the theft of money and personal property, are common in Botswana. Potentially violent crimes, such as home invasions, break-ins, “smash and grabs” from vehicles at intersections and from locked cars in shopping mall parking lots, cell phone thefts, and muggings are routinely reported to police.”

The full text of the alert is available here