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Violent crime in Spain is typically very low and even street crime is low. The area of Burgos is generally very safe and visitors and can feel at ease while visiting. There has been in recent some increased terrorist activities in Spain so visitors should still be watchful and on guard while on the move. Likewise, when visiting unfamiliar towns and cities, some neighborhoods do merit a bit of extra caution.
The town of Burgos is a very friendly overall, but petty crime has been on the rise across Spain, and typically tourists are at the greatest risk. The most common types of crimes are pickpockets at train stations, on buses and even at the airports. Women can typically feel safe while visiting, even if they are alone but all visitors should use caution when heading out at night. Purse snatching, or the snatching of other bags is generally the biggest threat to tourists. Because of this don’t make yourself a target. Don’t flash large sums of money; don’t carry valuables in large bags and make sure that your bags are zipped up and sealed at all times. Try and keep an eye on 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.