Purse snatching and pocket picking are rampant in Rome and other cities, especially in tourist districts. Most purse snatching occurs on cobblestone streets and victims are often wearing high heels. Wearing the purse across your body may seem a more secure way to carry it, but it is more likely to subject you to injury when a snatcher exerts force to take it. Public buses are common sites of pocket picking. The most notorious route in Rome is bus 63 from Termini to St. PeterÂ’s. The buses are always crowded and passengers often distracted by the sights.