If you stay in Lagos State and any other densely populated state in Nigeria or the world at large you will be aware of the menace called PICK-POCKETING.

It can be annoying and disheartening to get pick-pocketed of your valuables hence the need to be extra vigilant.

Showing a crowded raea of Lagos.

When in a crowded place like this it is advised you put your valuables in a bag or purse that is well covered or zipped, it will make pick-pocketing your valuables difficult.

Also, ensure you are aware of your surroundings because a bump into you can lead to you getting pick-pocket by the team of pick-pockets. Yes, they usually work as a team, one bumps into you and the other pick-pockets you when you get distracted or that same one who bumped into you snatches your valuable that is available then passes it on to his partner.

Avoid placing your valuables where they can easily have access to it or see, such as your pockets(especially the shallow ones) allowing it create a bulge. This makes you an easy target. Remember, they work as a team so it is not who pick-pockets you that sticks with your valuable, it will be passed on to other members.

When you are carrying a bag pack, ensure you place it at your front and not behind you because you will not be aware of what is being done behind you especially if you have valuables in it.

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Here are the top 10 most pickpocketed cities according to

  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

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