[93attendees] Pickpocket frequency was: RE: what currency is widely used in Czech?

"Pat (Patricia) Thaler" <pthaler@broadcom.com> Fri, 10 July 2015 17:52 UTC

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>> If course, since it happened to them in Prague, Prague is now the most
>> dangerous city for you.  That's how people perceive risk.

> Intuitively, sure, but i can move beyond that.
> http://www.escapehere.com/inspiration/10-worst-cities-in-the-world-for-pickpocketing/2/

Well, I've spent time in 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10 on that list (Prague is 2) and never had any trouble. 
On the other hand, my husband's pocket was picked in Beijing which isn't on the top 10 list. ( He noticed it immediately and nearby strangers helped chase down the thief so he recovered his wallet.)

An ordered list of cities doesn't tell you what the overall risk per city is. This particular one doesn't even say what statistic it is ranked on, e.g. total number, % per population; a different pickpocket statistic might produce a totally different ordering. And it doesn't tell you what the variation was - is it  200% or 5% more likely that you run into a  picked pocket at number 2 on the list than number 40?