Italy: Crime

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Italy Crime

Violent crime is relatively low in Italy; however, petty crime such as pick-pocketing and purse snatching are serious problems in the big cities. The usual precautions for travellers always apply. Women shouldn’t walk alone at night, especially in quiet areas, and keep your money in a safe place, such as a money clip. Take care while using ATMs. Most thefts happen in and around the big tourist attractions, and on public transport. Out in the countryside crime is lower, although you should avoid wearing any clothes that advertise Italian football teams, or regions other than the one you are in. Organised crime in Italy is still an issue, but this is something that tourists are very unlikely to encounter .