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Oct 15th 2009 5:33AM Its curious that Tripadvisor would produce a list that contains their top ten destinations saying that theres pickpockets in each. Personally I don't believe they've done any real research and are simply choosing the top ten travel destinations worldwide to try and get people onto their site. Its guerilla / social marketing at its simplest.
What suprises me is that big companies such as the BBC and CNN have gone and re printed the story.
Take an honest look at El Rastro http://www.madrid-guide-spain.com/el-rastro.html and theres just a simple byline as to pickpockets...