Accordind to Universal Hub, the Recent Violence in Boston (4 Murders Last Weekend / 206 Shootings Since Boston Marathon) prompted the Japanese consulate in Boston yesterday to issue a warning to avoid these three neighborhoods.
The number of gang-related murders so far this year in Boston is significantly higher than in past years, according to a Boston Globe report on Jan. 28, 2014. Consequently, we advise Japanese nationals to avoid areas such as Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, where violence has occurred.
France issued a similar advisory last November.
While Foreign governments express concern for the safety of their citizens traveling in the hub, some local residents are asking if the new Walsh administration is doing enough to tackle violence in our city.