I haven't been to Puerto Rico since I was 8 and I'm going in a couple of days, for a week with my mom and brother. I've been researching online and am a little scared of going. After reading things about La Perla, the carjackings, and traffic lights turning into stop signs after midnight I have become very concerned and paranoid.
For the most part I know that we are going to stay with my uncle in Manatí and visit my cousins in San Germán. Are those areas generally safe? Is there anything I should look out for and do these places have any reputations?