Phuket Poll: Do you feel safe on the streets of Phuket after dark?

PHUKET: The gruesome murder of two British backpackers on the holiday island of Koh Tao has drawn international media attention to safety concerns in major Thai tourists destinations such as Phuket.

In the wake of the murders, the Region 8 Police commander ramped up security in all areas under his watch, including Phuket and Koh Tao (story here).

At about the same time, a British motorist and his wife were ambushed on a dark, empty stretch of road in northern Phuket, prompting police to issue warnings about driving the island’s streets at night (story here).

Phuket’s newest top cop later vowed to boost the island’s volunteer police force in an effort to improve tourists’ safety (story here).

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In our latest poll we ask Phuket Gazette readers: “Do you feel safe on the streets of Phuket after dark?”

Responses available in the poll are:

1) Yes, I feel completely safe anywhere in Phuket

2) Yes, but not everywhere in Phuket

3) Only in locations I know well

4) No, I rarely feel safe anywhere in Phuket

5) No, I don’t feel safe anywhere in Phuket

To have your say in this poll, vote at right.

If your preferred option is not listed, feel free to enter it in the comments section below, and we’ll make sure it’s counted.

If you have already voted and want to check the latest results, click here.

To view the results of our previous poll, asking “Should we allow a dolphin park in Phuket?”, click here.

Have an idea for a poll? Contact us with your suggestions at

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