Subway Safety Tips
- Keep pocketbooks and book-bags secure at all time
- Remove your backpack when entering a crowded train or elevator, always make sure that all flaps are secure
- Do not flash money or jewelry in public places
- If you carry a wallet, never carry it in your back pocket. Front pants and breast pockets are much more difficult for the pickpocket.
- Be suspicious of anyone approaching you and trying to distract you. Pickpockets usually work in teams.
- When traveling on the subway during off-hours, ride in the cars with the conductor
- When waiting for a train late at night stand by the token booth or in the area designed as off-hours waiting area.
- Remember that no property is worth getting seriously injured over. If you find yourself a victim of a crime, remain calm, try and get a good description of the person committing the crime and call the police immediately.