Crime here remains low, but a recent press report confirmed that theft, especially from vehicles, has risen sharply, tenfold in recent years. Many of these incidents are crimes of opportunity that can be prevented with common sense precautions, such as locking valuables in trunks or leaving them in your hotel. On a political note, hopes are as high as they’ve ever been for a power-sharing deal to settle the decades-long division of the island into Greek and Turkish sectors. The catalyst is Turkey’s push toward E.U. membership. A resolution for reunification in Cyprus would allow E.U. law to extend to the Turkish portion of the island and enhance Turkey’s chances of gaining membership.