Anguilla Country Report
With a reasonable road network and good access to major airports, ongoing investment in upgrading port facilities, and a modern telecommunications system, infrastructure in Anguilla is relatively good by regional standards. Infrastructure – including roads and ports – destroyed by Hurricane Irma in September 2017 has largely been rebuilt using UK funding. The island's offshore financial sector will have to adopt a public ownership register by 2023 or have it imposed by the UK government. However, corruption is not a major concern on Anguilla. Disruptive strike action is uncommon in Anguilla. Restrictions on entry to Anguilla due to the COVID-19 virus are due to remain in place until at least 30 July.
The terrorism risk is low. There are no known domestic or foreign terrorist groups that would target Anguilla.
According to the Royal Antilles Police Force, overall crime levels have fallen year on year since 2015. In February 2020, the police said total crimes had fallen by 26% from 779 in 2018 to 579 in 2019. Private-sector firms are encouraged to protect against robberies by using burglar-alarms, employing security officers, or contracting one of the island's handful of security companies. The police force is small but receives some support in training and equipment from the UK. Some foreign nationals have been among the victims of violent attacks in recent years, including sexual assault.
The war risk is low. Anguilla is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and would benefit from its protection if threatened by another state.