The law and order situation in Kerala has been peaceful in general in the past and crime rates are just similar to those in most other countries. Threats to tourists do not exist. Tourist police have been deployed at the main centers. Kerala Police Force is always vigilant and helpful to tourists. In order to prevent crimes, an arrangement called "Crime Stopper", has been introduced in Kerala, which is of immense use in passing on vital information needed for clinching criminals. The phone number for this crime stopper service by Kerala Police is 1090. For other complaints and to request for police help the number is 100. Anonymity of callers would be preserved.
As floating population in Kerala has been increasing in recent times, with expansion of railways and road transport, residents’ association in urban areas are helping to keep the police posted with information on suspicious elements and activities in their vicinity.
Tourist boats are being made quite safe by strict rules imposed by the state government after a few tragedies in the lakes. Roof – top travel is banned. Condition of the crafts is checked and operations are closely monitored to ensure safety of tourists.