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There's no need to walk around petrified of being mugged but it is worth being careful.
Most people overestimate the chances of being mugged or having something nicked. That said, theft from a person was on the increase in 2012, mostly due to a rising number of phone thefts.
Keep your valuables close to you and out of sight (think twice about using your headphones with your smart phone - it will distract you from what's going on around you).
Avoid walking the streets or using public transport alone at night. Even if you're in a group, stick to well-lit areas and neighbourhoods that you know.
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