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The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their "victims"

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Eiffel Tower in France. Source: pexels.com

Tourists are often targeted by pickpockets: 87 percent of travelers say they take steps to protect themselves and their valuables while on vacation. According to the latest study, the country with the highest number of tourist thefts is Italy.

It is reported by Express with reference to Quotezone.co.uk. Most vacations to Europe go smoothly, but there is always a risk of getting into trouble and losing money or valuables. So, a list of tourist attractions that are the perfect places for pickpockets to "work" and the reasons why you should be even more careful are in our article.

Trevi Fountain, Italy

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

In Italy, tourists should be especially careful near Rome's Trevi Fountain. Built in the 18th century, the Trevi Fountain is visited by an average of 1000 tourists per hour. Visitors throw more than 800,000 pounds sterling there every year, but you should also keep an eye on your wallet while in the crowd.

Eiffel Tower, France

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

In France, the Eiffel Tower is a prime target for pickpockets. Many tourists gather around the monument to take photos, but it's important to stay on your guard.

Las Ramblas, Spain

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

Barcelona has long had a reputation for pickpocketing, so it's no surprise that one of Spain's hotspots for thieves is in the coastal city. Las Ramblas is one of the busiest pedestrian streets in Europe, and tourists can be bait for thieves. Many thefts occur when visitors watch one of the street performers on Las Ramblas.

Brandenburg Gate, Germany

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

In Berlin, the place where thefts most often occur is the Brandenburg Gate. The 18th century monument is one of the most iconic places in the city. Since the area is often crowded, it is important to keep an eye on your belongings when looking at the monument.

Red light district, The Netherlands

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

Amsterdam's famous red light district is the place where tourists are most likely to fall victim to pickpockets in the Netherlands. Despite its popularity, Amsterdam is considering moving the area outside the city center.

Alfama, Portugal

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

In Portugal, Lisbon's historic Alfama district is the place where tourists are most often robbed of their personal belongings. The winding streets of the old neighborhood are popular with visitors, which means that pickpockets are also active here.

Sultanahmet district, Turkey

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

The Sultanahmet district of Istanbul is a place where tourists are often targeted by pickpockets. It is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, which are always crowded.

Acropolis Museum, Greece

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, one of the most impressive ancient wonders of the world, is also the place where tourists' valuables are most often at risk. This place is so popular that tourists often have to wait in lines. Pickpockets are happy to take advantage of it.

Rynek Glowny Central Square, Poland

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

Rynek Glowny Square in Krakow is the worst place for tourists in terms of the safety of their valuables. The square is one of the most beautiful in the country, but tourists are better off leaving their belongings at their hotel. Rynek Glowny is especially lively in winter when the city's Christmas market is held here.

Guinness Storehouse, Ireland

The list of European countries with the biggest number of pickpockets and popular places where they look for their ''victims''

In Ireland, the Guinness Museum of Beer is the most popular place for pickpockets. The seven-story museum of the history of the famous Irish beer brand with tastings and the Gravity bar on the roof, located in a 300-year-old building, is the main attraction and one of the highest places in Dublin, where there are always many tourists, and therefore pickpockets.

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