5.) Research Your Destination
The first step to safety is to prepare for the area you will visit.
Check Crime Rates
Before arriving at your chosen travel destination, know that you are letting yourself in for. Do your research, find out about the area, and check what the crime rates are. Check to see if pickpocketing is a problem or if robbery is an issue.
After all, it is better to be prepared so that you can protect yourself and your belongings while you are staying there.
Refer to travel blogs and travel guides to read up on what type of crime is most common in that destination. Find information on local websites for the area or country. Even ask friends and relatives that have listed before or ask people in online communities what their experience was like.
Check Travel Warnings
One of the most essential tips for how to avoid theft while traveling is to check for any travel warnings. Go on to the local government’s travel website to see if that are any currently travel warnings before you leave.
Travel warning alerts are in place to let you know if there is an increase in crime, theft, and violence in the area. If there is an alert for the destination, you can be prepared for that situation. In some extreme circumstances when the alert is high, you may even need to change travel plans.