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Crime is at critical levels in El Salvador. Almost a quarter of Salvadorans (24.5 percent) were victims of crime in 2015, according to a poll. Violence is unpredictable and the victims are often targets of opportunity, OSAC says. Two popular cruise ports are in La Union and Acajutia but these places are not safer. Mugging is a major concern. Armed robberies of climbers and hikers in El Salvador’s national parks have also been reported. The security situation is so bad that the Peace Corps suspended its program in the country.