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theft from handbagNever leave your bags or other valuables unattended in public places

Protect your belongings

A bag can disappear in a matter of seconds and the thieves are often out of sight before you realise it has gone. We want to prevent those who work, live or visit the Square Mile from falling victim to thieves.

In the City of London incidents of mugging and pickpocketing are traditionally low, however knowing how and where criminals who commit these crimes operate will help you avoid falling victim to them.

Thieves frequently operate

  • at tube stations
  • at cash machines
  • in car parks
  • around bus stations
  • in overcrowded areas, especially at rush hour.

Protect your belongings by following these simple tips

  • Be aware and keep your possessions safe.
  • Never leave your bags or other valuables unattended in public places.
  • Be discreet with your belongings; displaying expensive jewellery or electronic devices, like mobile phones or cameras, could attract unwanted attention.