#1 Type of Crime against Travelers is Non-Violent and the #1 Crime against Travelers is Pickpockets.
The link below reviews more stories of pickpocket crimes. Think about it and it make sense it is a low profile type of crime that happens and we usually are not aware of it until later and our first reaction is that we lost it then we realize it was at the crowded train station, tourist site, bus station, group of cute kids or the women in need with a baby. It happens so fast and no one can be accounted for the crime. Why would the police follow up it is non-violent and they have more important work to do. It happens so easy for the traveler because we are on holiday and jet lagged, disoriented, and excited which we are easy targets.
The best thing travelers can do is protect yourself with a money belt. At first most people do not like the idea of money belts including me but after researching how often it happens worldwide in every country especially popular tourist sites. I decided to purchase several but found them under comfortable so I designed, developed, tested, sampled all types of material for over 1 year I finally have a product to sell and it has been selling very well. The item can be purchased on eBay, Amazon or right here on my website. All you need to do when researching your destination is research the crimes against travelers and you will find out how often it happens. So protect yourself with an easy solution of less than $20USD and buy one before your trip because $20 is a small price to pay for protection from pickpockets.
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