I have been reading on-line about crime in Utila. It has been described as a crack head infested, impoverished place where crime is rampant (mostly theft). The postings I read after googling crime in Utila also suggested the police force was small and unmotivated to fix the problem (including an unmotivated mayor).
this has given me serious conflict in deciding whether to visit and whether it is safe to stay on the west or south end (accessable by boat only and perhaps so remote as to be unsafe). Has anyone lived there that could put this all in perspective?