Well, your mileage may vary, but when I hit the academy I was also hit by criminals of several varieties. Drug dealers, extortionists, and outright thieves. I had a heck of a time there and it ultimately affected my performance in class, so much so that I couldn't recognize a radio failure when it hit me...So I didn't pass Okc... All that after 2 years as an rated army approach controller. Go figure.
They knew we had money and made us all targets. My suggestion. Take your spouse with you and make sure you minimize contact with the locals. Some of the Texans made sure they had firearms with them, up to you though.