While backpacks and day packs are among a travelers best friend - travelers need to take extra caution about keeping their wallets and other valuables in their bags and backpacks.
Thieves know that when women where a day pack or back pack, they will usually carry their wallet in the top compartment of the pack - making it very easy to be stolen by a pickpocket who can eaisly remove it from behind when you are not paying attention.
If you are going to carry items in your daypack or backpack that additional security is needed for - consider investing in a security daypack or backpack that features built-in anti-theft and pickpocket prevention solutions like those featured here. If you don't want to spend the extra money for these security products, you should carry your backpack in front of you while on the subway or bus as well as while you enter and exit the metro and subway stations - especially when walking up or down stairs - which is a location frequented by backpack pickpockets.
Here is a video which addresses backpack pickpockets
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