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FFLink
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+1,380|5770|Devon, England
My girlfriend is going to New York for a few days in May, and isn't sure on whether or not to bring her phone with her, or whether to get a crappy one. She says she's heard that theft is really bad there, but is that just to make tourists be extra guarded, or is it really that bad?

I believe she'll be walking round with a backpack on, but not a "touristy" looking one. She's thinking of getting a little padlock for the zips.

Any other advice from people who live/have been there, in regards to keeping her shit safe?
Wreckognize
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I don't know about New York, when I lived in Philly I made it a point to never pull out my phone in public unless absolutely necessary.  Most crimes are crimes of opportunity so staying safe is all about limiting opportunities.  Don't walk around with your face glued to your phone, don't sit on the subway texting on your phone, it's all too easy to swipe that phone right outta your hands and bolt.  The most important thing is to always be aware of your surroundings.  As long as she doesn't wander around like a clueless bumbling tourist she should be fine.
Ultrafunkula
Hector: Ding, ding, ding, ding...
+1,975|5553|6 6 4 oh, I forget

Been 6 times in N.Y. and I've felt safer there than in Helsinki at night. Just like Wreck said, be aware of your surroundings and you'll (she in this case) be ok. If she still is weary, tell her to buy a cheap prepaid thing at a store and tell you the number so you can contact her for kisses and souvenir requests.
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,044|5702|Little Bentcock
padlocks wont help.
Dauntless
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+2,237|5822|London

I've never felt unsafe in new york.

Is she going alone? She could get some travel insurance (with theft cover) if she's worried about it but like in any city try not to lose shit and do what wreckognize said.

Having said that, I stupidly lost my passport last time I was there (fell out of my pocket) and some nice guy handed it in to a police station and i got it back, thank god because I would have probably been stuck there for a few days while the embassy sorted it.
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Dauntless
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+2,237|5822|London

oh and remember to turn off the data connection/roaming on the phone when she gets there
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Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4438|London, England

FFLink wrote:

My girlfriend is going to New York for a few days in May, and isn't sure on whether or not to bring her phone with her, or whether to get a crappy one. She says she's heard that theft is really bad there, but is that just to make tourists be extra guarded, or is it really that bad?

I believe she'll be walking round with a backpack on, but not a "touristy" looking one. She's thinking of getting a little padlock for the zips.

Any other advice from people who live/have been there, in regards to keeping her shit safe?
I've never been robbed, or seen anyone robbed for that matter. Just take extra precautions in tourist traps like Times Square I guess.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
FFLink
There is.
+1,380|5770|Devon, England
Thanks for all the info, I'll pass it along
Cybargs
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+2,268|5796
stay away from the black people and hispanic areas and you'll be good.
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bennisboy
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+829|5726|Poundland
NYC is fine. As long as you don't do anything stupid then nothing will happen.
eleven bravo
Member
+1,399|4339|foggy bottom
ive heard of more american tourists getting robbed in the uk than uk tourists getting robbed in america
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Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
+1,431|5044|London, England

thats because american tourists are fat and cant chase after their muggers

UK tourists use their exceptional wit to guilt the muggers into giving their stuff back
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M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|5302|Escea

Mutantbear wrote:

thats because american tourists are fat and cant chase after their muggers

UK tourists use their exceptional wit to guilt the muggers into giving their stuff back
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We use our superior linguistic skills.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,719|5817|Oxferd Ohire
never had a problem in philly
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eleven bravo
Member
+1,399|4339|foggy bottom
for some reason i do hear a lot about germans getting mugged
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globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5403|Graz, Austria

eleven bravo wrote:

for some reason i do hear a lot about germans getting mugged
Probably because the language makes them easily distinguishable as either tourists or Amish.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,719|5817|Oxferd Ohire
wat
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Brasso
member
+1,549|5710

she will be fine unless she is skipping around Harlem at 1 AM

ITT: besides Jay, not new yorkers. i guess CT is the closest you can come on this forum
"people in ny have a general idea of how to drive. one of the pedals goes forward the other one prevents you from dying"
Macbeth
Banned
+2,443|4665

I could see the NYC skyline from my childhood home and still live 5 minutes from NYC so I can count. Was even born there.

/New York city master race
Macbeth
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+2,443|4665

And she isn't going to get robbed. Stupid sheltered people.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,627|4868|Catherine Black
don't arrange to meet Macbeth, he's from New Jersey and will rob her











he's also black
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Brasso
member
+1,549|5710

new jersey is sketchy as fuck don't go there

and they smell
"people in ny have a general idea of how to drive. one of the pedals goes forward the other one prevents you from dying"
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4438|London, England
And hispanic

She'll be fine, there are a million cops everywhere the tourists go.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4438|London, England

Brasso wrote:

she will be fine unless she is skipping around Harlem at 1 AM

ITT: besides Jay, not new yorkers. i guess CT is the closest you can come on this forum
Bennisboy lives here too, or did. Cowami too.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Macbeth
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Bennisboy lived in downtown Jersey City. Yuppieville

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