Zimbabwe Wilsons Agency The struggle for independence, land and power runs throughout Zimbabwe's history. Veteran President Robert Mugabe has dominated the country's political scene since independence from Britain in 1980.
The greatest crime threats are crimes of opportunity (routine thefts, residential burglaries, smash-and-grab attacks at dark intersections at night (with inoperable devices), spontaneous demonstrations that are motivated by political/economic concerns, which may pose security risks to a passersby). Due to the economic challenges in 2015 that are likely to worsen in 2016, crimes of opportunity that involve a low risk of arrest and a high chance of achieving US/hard currency remain key targets of criminals.
Most residential crime incidents reported to the RSO office indicate the suspects flee in a majority of the cases when the alarm sounds and/or other robust security devices are encountered.