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Unless you are in a big gang of lads you must be on your guard at all times in this city - especially in Las Ramblas area & Port Olimpic - During the night on las Ramblas black prostitutes line the streets particularly at weekends looking for drunk men walking back to hotels, they will surround you & try to take your money. Me & My wife recently had to fight off 5 morrocans (2 of whom had knives!)trying to steal her belt bag & my money on the steps of Port Olimpic , luckily we scared them off by retaliating - you MUST stand up to these vermon or they will take you for everything. Women should not use handbags under any circumstances - if you do you are asking for trouble! Never walk around on your own at night or you will virtually guarantee a mugging attempt on yourself. The local guardia or policia do not want to know & are ignorant & unhelpful. Please take heed of this warning - I know from experience!

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P.Liverpool, you been out in Concert Sq on a weekend? Full of prats pissed up trying to cause trouble. Everywhere has a problem with different types of crime Liverpool and Barcelona included. I should know i live in Liverpool and avoid certain places to drink as i know what kind of people will be in certain places.

Oh and i've seen two crimes in Barcelona on the many occasions i've been there and petty theft only.

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'Black prositutes' 'morrocans' does it really matter what ethnicity they are? I reckon the crime rate in Liverpool or any other city in England is worse (I'm actually from Liverpool before you protest) Spain is one of safest countries in the world."

Are you joking here? I have lived in Spain over periods of years and the Crime in Spain is worse than the UK and anywhere else for that matter.

When do people get beaten on a daily basis is the UK by police? when do police in the UK tell people to kill north Africans like I have experienced by Spanish police? When does "petty" crime on tourists get ignored like in Barcelona?

P.Liverpool has obviously experienced the nasty side of Barcelona and should be able to have his say rather than guardian readers that are in bed at 8pm telling travellers that this doesn’t exist.

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