Some Pickpocketing Stats and Facts August 18 2013, 2 Comments

1. During the 2012 Olympics, reported incidents of pickpocketing rose to 1,700 per day in London.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175867/London-Olympics-2012-As-1-700-fall-victim-pickpockets-day-Eastern-European-gangs-it.html

 

2. Pickpocketing thefts increased by 20% in London from 2010-2012.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444032404578006342891345784.html


3. The UK averages about 600,000 pickpocket incidents each year.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/352948/1-600-victims-a-day-of-street-crime


4.Pickpocket guru and sleight of hand Bob Arno estimates almost 6,000 incidents happen daily, but many go unreported and that 1 out of every 4 tourists will be pickpocketed this year in Barcelona.

http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/barcelona-pickpocket-problem/


5. 33% of all travel insurance claims are for lost or stolen possessions.

http://visual.ly/travelling-uninsured-are-you-brave-enough-take-risk


6. NYPD reports 3,000 pickpocket incidents a month in New York City. Again most go unreported.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cscity.pdf

 

7. Each day an estimated 400 000 pick pocket incidents occur around the world.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/how-to-send-the-pickpockets-packing-233422.html

 

10 Worst Cities for Pickpockets Around The World

1. Barcelona, Spain

2. Rome, Italy

3. Prague, Czech Republic

4. Madrid, Spain

5. Paris, France

6. Florence, Italy

7. Buenos Aires, Argentina

8. Amsterdam, Netherlands

9. Athens, Greece

10. Hanoi, Vietnam

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/01/worst-cities-for-pickpockets_n_746918.html#s148366title=1_Barcelona

http://www.tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-i260-c1-Press_Releases.html

 

10 Safest Countries To Visit:

  1. Iceland

  2. Norway

  3. Finland

  4. Ireland

  5. Hong Kong

  6. Sweden

  7. Luxembourg

  8. Denmark

  9. Canada

  10. Switzerland

http://www.prosperity.com/Subindexes-6.aspx

http://www.li.com/

 

Attitude of population toward foreign visitors (1 = very unwelcome; 7 = very welcome):

Friendliest

1. Iceland  6.8

2. New Zealand  6.8

3. Morocco  6.7

4. Macedonia, FYR  6.7

5. Austria  6.7

6. Senegal  6.7

7. Portugal  6.6

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina  6.6

9. Ireland  6.6

10. Burkina Faso  6.6

 

Unfriendliest

1. Bolivia  4.1

2. Venezuela  4.5

3. Russian Federation  5.0

4. Kuwait  5.2

5. Latvia  5.2

6. Iran  5.2

7. Pakistan  5.3

8. Slovak Republic  5.5

9. Bulgaria  5.5

10. Mongolia  5.5

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/travel/friendly-countries

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_TT_Competitiveness_Report_2013.pdf