Security & Travel
The United Kingdom overall benefits from generally low crime rates. Over the past 5 years the level of crime in Scotland, including serious crimes, has declined by approximately 20%; however, the number of victims of homicide rose to 97 in 2010/11, an increase of 15 victims over the previous year. As with any major metropolitan or unfamiliar area, Americans 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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- If you are a U.S. Citizen currently traveling abroad, you may wish to register your details with the State Department. You can do so through the Department of State's Travel Registration system.