Top 10 Pickpocket Hotspots

by Julie on February 10, 2010

Watch out for pickpockets especially in these 10 cities...

Watch out for pickpockets when you’re on your next vacation! Tourists unfortunately make good targets as they wander around lost, clad in designer gear and dripping with jewelry. Watch your bags and wallets especially in these destinations which have been labeled as the top 10 pickpocket locations by TripAdvisor;

10. Hanoi, Vietnam
9. Athens, Greece
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
6. Florence, Italy

When I was in Hanoi, Vietnam I was aware there was a higher risk than average of being targeted by pickpockets and bag snatchers, especially with a constant parade of motorbikes whizzing by. Follow our anti-theft tips and advice and take your common sense on holiday and all will be well, as it was with me, and enjoy your hard earned trip!

5. Paris, France
4. Madrid, Spain
3. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
2. Rome, Italy
1. Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

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