The popular holiday destination of Bali claims on average one Australian life every nine days and hundreds more seeking consular help while in the island paradise.
For the year 2011-2012, 39 Australians died in Bali, 93 sought consular help while hospitalised, 36 Aussies were arrested and 18 were jailed and needed assistance, according to the Herald Sun.
While details of the cause of deaths are retained, Australian consular officials say alcohol and drug fuelled violence in the country’s night clubs are the main cause of trouble for Australian travellers.
These figures could be higher as hospital admissions and arrests are only recorded when those involved seek help and have Australian officials contacted.
The Australian consulate often assists with Aussies who have overstayed their visas. Other instances include missing person’s reports when travellers fail to report a change in plans to fellow travellers.
All arrests reported were males aged 18-65.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W