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How Safe is Antibes for Yacht Crew?

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In the spring of 2014, a young man came to Antibes to start his career in the yachting industry. 

He went out one evening after landing his first job, and was allegedly approached by a group of people who demanded his phone. When he refused, they stabbed his hand and took the phone.

He had to have micro-surgery and part of his hand amputated, and his yachting career ended as quickly as it began.

During the last month in the Antibes-Cannes area there have been reports of several attempted kidnappings, one beating and one rape.  All of the alleged attacks were on young women, mostly from the yachting community, and several occurred in daylight hours.

As stories of muggings and violence circulate, it begins to feel as if crime, particularly targeted towards crew, must be on the rise in and around Antibes.  From those we who interviewed for this article, the overwhelming verdict is that the situation does seem particularly bad this year.

 

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In the spring of 2014, a young man came to Antibes to start his career in the yachting industry. 

He went out one evening after landing his first job, and was allegedly approached by a group of people who demanded his phone. When he refused, they stabbed his hand and took the phone.

He had to have micro-surgery and part of his hand amputated, and his yachting career ended as quickly as it began.

During the last month in the Antibes-Cannes area there have been reports of several attempted kidnappings, one beating and one rape.  All of the alleged attacks were on young women, mostly from the yachting community, and several occurred in daylight hours.

As stories of muggings and violence circulate, it begins to feel as if crime, particularly targeted towards crew, must be on the rise in and around Antibes.  From those we who interviewed for this article, the overwhelming verdict is that the situation does seem particularly bad this year.

In the spring of 2014, a young man came to Antibes to start his career in the yachting industry. 

He went out one evening after landing his first job, and was allegedly approached by a group of people who demanded his phone. When he refused, they stabbed his hand and took the phone.

He had to have micro-surgery and part of his hand amputated, and his yachting career ended as quickly as it began.

During the last month in the Antibes-Cannes area there have been reports of several attempted kidnappings, one beating and one rape.  All of the alleged attacks were on young women, mostly from the yachting community, and several occurred in daylight hours.

As stories of muggings and violence circulate, it begins to feel as if crime, particularly targeted towards crew, must be on the rise in and around Antibes.  From those we who interviewed for this article, the overwhelming verdict is that the situation does seem particularly bad this year.

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