Medellín sees a rise in street level robberies

El Tiempo reported on 13 November 2016 that Medellín is in the midst of an uptick in robberies. So far in 2016, there have been 8,910 robbery victims. This number represents a 35 percent increase over 2015. The majority of incidents have take place in the La Candelaria, Laureles, and El Poblado neighborhoods (El Tiempo). Well known local musician Andrés Cepeda reported on his twitter that he also fell victim to a robbery on 12 November (Colombiano), demonstrating that the instability in Medellín can affect anyone in the city.