Frequently Asked Questions


What's the point of this website?
  1. To better inform travelers and locals
  2. To appeal to local authorities to tackle pickpocketing and theft incidents in a more proactive manner.

If I post on this site, can you do something to find my stuff?
Unfortunately, no. We are not associated with law enforcement agencies of any kind, all we can do is provide a platform to bring the information out in the open.

How do you show posts from Twitter?
We use Twitter APIs to search public statuses for keywords, and pull and display those as posts, for eg. this one and this one.

Do you support languages other than English?
Yes. At any point on the site, just choose the language of your choice from the selection box at the top right of the site.

I would really like to see a certain feature on here, how can I send you my suggestions and/or stay abreast of latest developments on the site?
Send us your suggestions at questions@pickpocketmap.com You can subscribe to our blog at pickpocketmap.com/blog to get latest updates. You can also leave comments, giving us feedback on new features etc.

How can I help?
You can help spread the word:
  1. Tell your friends who have had an incident to update the details at pickpocketmap.com, or Tweet about it
  2. Use Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, email and other social media to share site content