26 Worst Cities for Pickpocketing. Visiting new cities and countries can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. You get to learn about other cultures, eat local food, and live through moments that you may never have again. Well, you know what they say: when there are ups, there must be downs.
Unfortunately, traveling can also be nerve-wracking. First, it’s expensive. Second, you’re usually walking around with a lot of money at one time. This makes you a prime target for pickpockets, especially in foreign countries where you may not be able to use your debit or credit card, so you carry around cash. Most people tend to buy a money belt, which keeps your valuables hidden close to your body (usually under your shirt or pants), but that can be awkward.
That being said, pickpocketing isn’t an issue everywhere. Some cities have a bigger problem than others. Have you ever wondered why the United States doesn’t have a huge issue with pickpocketing while other places even make locals worry?
Today, we’re going to go over the cities that have the worst reputation for pickpocketing. These are the cities that make you want to walk around with your hand in your own pocket to ensure your wallet stays where it belongs.
We’re not saying you shouldn’t visit any of these cities. We just think that you may want to be a little extra cautious when walking around in crowds or standing in one place for too long.