We have a home on 3 acres about 9 miles north of PG. We have lived there 5 yars now and our only problem has been a crackhead moved into our village and the stole one of our bikes. Other eople in the village made sure he did not stay around very long. Belize City is the crime hub, the rest of the country is relatively quiet and peaceful. If you come, live, respect your neighbors and try to be part of your community, you will be readily accepted and love to be here.
Yes bad things do hapen, even here in the south. There was a wonderful coule murdered last year up north. They had given much into the community and had become Belizean, but they paid their workers in cash every friday and everyone knew it. They were murdered in their home for the cash by a fired employee. It takes some getting used to but we would not want to live anywhere else.
If I could afford to I would love to live on AC, my wife and kids are beach freaks. But prices in the south are much cheaper, we bought a 5 bedroom, 2 story home on 3 acres for 90K US. Feel free to PM if you want any questions asked. Dave