Safety and Pick Pocketing in Sydney September 07 2015, 0 Comments

Sydney is a popular Australian destination that has so much to offer tourists. It has beaches, museum, culture and amazing cuisine that can keep you enthralled for weeks not just days. When you are looking to get away and explore, but also relax there is no better location in the world than Sydney. The popularity of Sydney as a tourist attraction has risen significantly in recent years. Many travelers can choose to explore the Sydney Harbor, take in a Lion King show or spend the day walking the Botanic Gardens. With so much to see and do you will not have any care in the world when you are seeing the popular sites of Sydney. However, you should make sure that you do not get lost in your daze and still make safety a priority.

Are You Safe in Sydney?

When it comes to traveling in Sydney, you so not have to worry so much about violent crime. However, you do have to be aware of the pick pocketing risks that exist. Any large city that is known for having tourists will have their own issues of pick pocketing. Sydney is no different and is known to have outbreaks of petty theft from time to time. The amount of pick pocketing crime in Sydney has remained stagnant over recent years, but has not dropped. It is not one of the most notable cities for pick pocketing theft, but you do have to be on the lookout for pickpockets. 

How Do They Strike?

Pickpockets are looking to catch tourists off guard. Tourists are the best targets for pickpocketing, because they are typically distracted and are out of their natural element. Many pickpockets work in groups and use the distraction tactic to make their move. You should never leave your belongings unattended and should always keep your coat close by. Be leery of locals that are too interested in you and always exercise some caution. If you are fully aware of your surroundings, you will likely not be a target of pick pocketing crime.

Not Covered

If you are looking to protect yourself from pick pocketing with travelers insurance, you are likely out of luck. Most traveler’s insurance policies do not cover petty theft and will not cover any cash that is stolen. Never carry more cash on you in Sydney than you are willing or able to lose, hide the rest in your top or undies.