The general emergency telephone line is: 123 (free of charge).
Emergencias / Policia: 156, 112
Servicio de Ambulancias: 132
Local information: 113
Emergencies relating to corruption, extortion, drug trafficking, gunpowder or similar incidents can also be reported online at SeguridadEnLinea.com
Additionally, in Bogotá all neighborhoods have a proximity police unit (CAI), responsible for overseeing the area safety. Locate the nearest one and don't hesitate to ask for assistance if needed.
Despite the fact that Bogota has historically had a reputation as rather unsafe, enormous progress has been made in the past decade, and it is currently a reasonably safe city by Latin American standards.
Nevertheless, pickpockets and muggings are common, and it is advisable to take the some basic precautions at all times, especially late at night and in crowded places.
Tips for staying safe:
Tap water in Bogota is safe to drink, and the risk of natural hazards is rather low.
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