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Buenos Aires is one of the safest cities in South America. However, it is still a very large city and the ongoing unstable economic climate breeds crime. There is no guarantee of safety, no matter where you are.

Pick-pocketings are frequent occurrences, especially on public transportation. Always keep a tight grip and a close eye on your belongings as you move around the city. Women traveling alone tend to be targeted, so being aware of your surroundings is important. Muggings also happen, and frequently it is someone driving by on a motorcycle who will grab a purse on the go. Porteños always keep one hand on their purse out in public. Another common tactic is distracting unw…