Don’t give papaya.
Most of the city is safe, with lots of kind and helpful people. There are neighborhoods with poverty and social problems too. Not strange in a country with big differences in income and with a lot of internal refugees. Most are situated in the urban fringe but there are some around the old historic centre of Bogota as well. The neighborhoods are marked with on the map.
“Don’t give Papaya” is an Colombian expression that means : watch out not to give the opportunity that other people take advantage of you, by being distracted or not being aware where you keep your valuables or don’t watch your surroundings. Safety in Bogota is good if you follow the rules that makes that you don’t give papaya.