Portugal has an abundance of beautiful countryside where people live to experience the “Real Portugal”.

On occasions some criminals have taken advantage of this isolation to commit crime knowing that it takes longer for emergency response to arrive.

In the last few years this type of crime has decreased through measures such as the GNR Safe Residence Program the advent of personal emergency response alarms, not to mention the good work of the police in apprehending those responsible.

It’s always best however not to be complacent and this page provides crime prevention advice and tips for those living in rural areas.