During our stay at a private home on Provodenciales during the Christmas season, we were burglarized once during the day on the Sunday before Christmas and averted a home invasion on Christmas night when intruders attempted to break in at 10:25 at night. During this same period, scores of homes were broken into, beach bags were stolen from the beach, pet watch dogs were poisoned prior to burglaries, a person was shot, and another was stabbed on this tiny island. Has anyone else had the same experience. We learned that this is the norm for the season. Burglaries and theft from unattended belongings on the beach or in cars is common year round but the Christmas season is special to thieves. Only a few visitors have been beaten and robbed so physical assault is not common. I want this to be a warning to everyone. I have visited the island frequently since the early 1980s but did not realize the Christmas problem or the worsening of crime over the years. If you go, be careful, do not bring anything you are not willing to lose, do not reveal your plans for the day or night, be careful with whom you associate. There are many good people in the islands and I will continue to visit but with a great more care for the well being of my family, friends, and belongings.