Thursday, 14 February 2008

Easy pickings in Barcelona

Purse-snatchings and pickpocketing are surely not crimes limited to the Catalan capital, but the fact remains that they are a growing reality in Barcelona. Every week, an average of 2,000 petty crimes are reported in the city, El Periódico reports. That's an alarming number, even when taking into account that every week more than 300,000 people visit Catalonia, most passing through Barcelona. Statistics are the one, but the experience if being robbed is another. (Full story in printed edition).