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Police say pickpocketing is on the rise in Paris

John Laurenson Jun 28, 2019
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French police officers detain a man suspected of pickpocketing in Paris during a 2015 crackdown on pickpockets and street scammers targeting mostly tourists.
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Pickpocketing has long been one of the less agreeable ways of parting with your money. In Paris, this kind of theft has reportedly become a lot more prevalent. Police in the city, which hosted approximately 9 million visitors last summer, say the rate of pickpocket theft continues to climb.

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