Pickpockets in Central and South America

Pickpockets have been well documented in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Events like the World Cup and Carnival create the kind of conditions ripe for pickpockets to ply their trade and make off with your cash, credit cards, cell phone, and passport. Using a money belt to protect yourself isn’t the best solution. Money belts are known to absorb sweat and slip off without the wearer knowing, and in the heat of Central and South America you need something more reliable - especially if you enjoy revelling in the crowds and dancing in the streets. Clever Travel Companion tank tops, t-shirts, and underwear are the perfect solution. Let’s take a look at the pickpocket statistics throughout Central and South America. Brazil isn’t the only place you will find pickpockets!

Top 10 Central and South American Countries Pickpockets Operate In (thefts per year)

  1. Brazil - 1,425,070

  2. Argentina - 284,205

  3. Chile - 191,095

  4. Colombia - 126,490

  5. Uruguay - 93,962

  6. Mexico - 92,657

  7. Peru - 49,477

  8. Paraguay - 44,857

  9. Panama - 20,304

  10. Costa Rica - 14,386

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