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Located in the center of one of Italy’s largest industrial areas, Brescia is a medium sized city that is generally quite safe. The crime rate in Italy, especially organized crime (which was never as big a problem in Italy’s north) has fallen in recent years, but visitors should be careful when on the move, and petty crime targeted at tourists continues to be a minor problem. The city, along with the nearby villages in the area, has a relatively low rate of violent crime, but some neighborhoods do merit extra caution, and this is certainly so at night.
Tourism remains a major attraction in Northern Italy, and Brescia is a friendly and welcoming city, but visitors should be watchful of their possessions while on the go, such as on the city’s buses or other methods of public transportation. Women should feel safe while visiting, even if they are alone. The most common types of crimes are pickpockets at train stations, on buses and even at the airports. Don’t flash large sums of money, and 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.