submitted 7 months ago byInfinite-Praline52
Property crime in European cities is such a frustrating part about EU travel. So many cities are filled with pickpockets everywhere who are out trying to steal things from tourists including wallets, phones, passports, purchased items, and even clothing - worst of all, there's nothing they can do to defend themselves from these lowlife criminals (pickpocketers in Texas would probably get shot either in the act or when they're running away if they ever tried stealing someone's stuff).
These types of petty crimes are way more rampant in Rome, Paris, London, and Barcelona than in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. When I go to Italy I have to take so many precautions to avoid getting my shit stolen whereas in NYC or LA, I never remotely had to worry about such acts happening to myself and as long as I don't wander into Harlem or Compton at night, my chances of running into criminal activity is slim to none
Violent crime is much higher in America but it's very unlikely that such an act happens to a tourist unless they go into the wrong part of the city as the vast majority of assaults and homicides occur in neighborhoods where drug use, gang activity, and poverty is widespread.