Pickpockets on public transport and how to carry your bag.

Always be alert on public transport. Never take your eyes off your bag. A single moment of carelessness is enough for someone to steal your things.


Pickpockets target tourists: they distract you or take advantage of being very close to you in a crowd. In these cases, always keep your personal belongings in sight, keep your bags closed (preferably worn across your body) and don't hesitate to put your hands on your bag.

If, unfortunately, your things are stolen, you can make a complaint. The Paris police has public contact points all over the capital. Services are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When a complaint is made, police officers can use the S.A.V.E. software (Foreign Victims Assistance System), available in 16 languages, to report complaints from foreign tourists and give them a receipt in their native language, which simplifies future procedures they may need to take with their embassy or in their own country. If you are familiar with French, you can make a complaint online, as the online pre-complaint service is available in French only.

Enjoy Paris and don't tempt the pickpockets!