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Trip Report Crime in Lisbon -- BEWARE

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I got jumped by a bunch of black guys Saturday night, right after Marchas de Lisboa, in a busy nightlife area - Bairro Alto. It was brutal. They took my phone and gold chain from my mom, cut my head open and tried to take my wallet but I bit them. It was a night from hell. Could've been worse if they had knives or maybe they did. They didn't stop until I was covered in blood, there were police a block away and didn't do ANYTHING. After I got several stitches in the hospital I went to the Police Tourist Office to press charges. The agent tried to omit the fact that police officers were there and didn't help me. Their police seem completely corrupt!
Believe it or not but I had a feeling something like that was going to happen. The city is very crime-ridden. I didn't see cops patrolling the streets anywhere, no security at museums and cathedrals, strangers trying to sell you drugs on EVERY corner...

It may sound like a surprise to you but I did go to the tourist police after I had my stitches done that night. The woman took longer to write a one page report than the doctor who did the surgery! In the mean time, she made sure she mentioned she had been there since 4 pm -- I guess it's not very nice to see someone covered in blood at 4 am just when you thought you were going home. Or maybe she was unhappy to miss Heroes (that's what the TV was on, muted for as long as I was there).

One thing I must say is that she omitted the fact about police failing to help me, although I heard her say "negligiao" or something that sounded like negligence to the other woman there, several times. At the end, I wanted to see the report and asked where it said police were a block away. She then reluctantly added that in, asking me if I was sure I wanted that in there. Was she trying to cover it up? I'm no expert on Lisbon but it certainly sounds like it!

So now I have all the papers and the file numbers and I'm waiting for a response who was there and why they failed to do their job. My hopes are not so high.

On another note, there wasn't even water available there. The water cooler was broken and taped with duct tape.

It's true that there is crime everywhere, the question is how it's addressed.

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