Paris is generally a safe destination for tourists, students, business travelers, and others. Violent crime is relatively uncommon; however, street crime is a concern, most notably in areas tourists frequent. In addition to wallets and passports, smartphones and small electronic devices are targeted. Be wary of where you use and store your laptop or smartphone.
It can be of any gender, race, or age. However, it is common for pickpockets in Paris to be under the age of 16, as they are less likely to face arrest/prosecution. There is a common method of thieves to distract a tourist with questions or a disturbance while an accomplice picks the victim’s pockets, backpack, or purse. So, remain aware and attentive to your surroundings. Particularly in congested areas at train stations, airports, and subways. Tourist sites and the public transportation system are locations where criminals routinely operate. Pickpockets are active on the rail link (RER B) from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the city center. Pickpockets often target passengers on Metro line 1, which traverses the city center from east to west and services many major tourist sites. Thieves time their pickpocket attempts to coincide with the closing of the automatic doors on the Metro, leaving the victim on the departing train while the thief makes his/her escape through the Metro.
A Recent Report is beneficial before a visit to France.
The Last Note
First and foremost, no need to panic. These are the types of things travelers should be aware of before traveling to France especially Paris. In addition, a few safety tips to help you out of trouble if you land in it.