I don't believe there is a country that is 100% crime free ... my point is ... no matter what country you're in ... there will be places where it might feel relatively safe out at 10pm and other places where you could be perceived as a target of opportunity.i get this. we go to Brazil pretty regularly and it only takes me a few weeks to get a hankering to hear some English.
the other point that has only been lightly touched on here is finding a place where personal safety is not a real live daily ongoing concern. have lived that way in the US as a younger man and would not wish to live that way in my twilight. CR, Nica, DR, Panama et al - can I go to the store at 10 pm in these countries without taking my life in my hands? In Brazil, the answer is no.