Can you guess the most pickpocketed city in the world?
View over La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Can you guess the most pickpocketed city in the world?

TORONTO – Hold on to your hats – or rather your wallets – because TripAdvisor has just come out with its list of the world’s most pickpocketed cities.

Based on information from both editors and travellers, the list is riddled with mostly European cities, with a couple of countries having the misfortune of appearing twice.

“Pickpocketing is a true art and whilst thieves can strike anywhere, home or abroad, tourisy hotspots often yield far richer pickings,” said Amelie Hurst, TripAdvisor spokeswoman. “The combination of an awestruck traveller and a bag bulging with local currency, not to mention passports, cameras and credit cards, is an appealing prospect for any light-fingered thief.”

Here are the top 10 most pickpocketed cities:

  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