The Dominican Republic is a country full of happy people. The island has a reputation for being welcoming, friendly and tolerant, attributes that go hand in hand with a sense of security. This is not to say that there is no crime, but compared to other underdeveloped countries, the Dominican Republic is a happy country without violence or crime.
if an emergency situation does arise, in 2014, the Dominican Republic launched a 911 emergency call system. Since its launch, the country has worked to get coverage across the nation with two call centers, one in Santo Domingo and the other in Santiago, to coordinate police, fire, and emergency medical services for metropolitan areas. While 911 can be accessed from any Dominican phone number, help can only be dispatched from Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Luperón, and between connecting roads.