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Travel Information

The United Kingdom benefits from generally low crime rates.  Overall crime rates have declined during the last decade; however, according to Metropolitan Police statistics, serious crime (i.e., assault, robbery, burglary, gun-enabled crime, rape) increased in 2009.  As with any major metropolitan or unfamiliar area, U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and aware of their surroundings at all times.

In a medical emergency, or if you need the police, dial 999.

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STEP Program

  • Safer Traveller Enrollment Program If you are a U.S. Citizen currently traveling abroad, you may wish to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  You can do so through the Department of State's STEP system.  

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