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Overall England is generally a very safe country to visit, and has a have relatively low rate of violent crime, but as with visiting unfamiliar towns and cities, some neighborhoods merit extra caution. Petty crime in England has been in the decline in recent years, but visitors should be careful when on the move.
Dover is a very busy port city, with numerous tourists passing through on passenger liners, and ferries to various European destinations and as such you should be on guard, as typically tourists are at the greatest risk. Pickpockets and the snatching of other bags is generally the biggest threat to tourists around Dover. Don’t flash large sums of money, and watch your possessions at all times when you’re on the go.If you’re using a rental car make sure to lock the doors while visiting tourist attractions such as museums, monuments, restaurants, hotels, beaches, trains, train stations and airports. Photocopies of travel documents and credit cards should be kept separate from the originals and key telephone numbers maintained to contact banks if credit cards are stolen or lost.