Crime is not really a problem on the Camino. If anything happens, many times they do on the way to or from the Camino. This pilgrim talks about one experience he/she had in Madrid:
A few days ago I was jumped and robbed whilst waiting for the lift to my fourth floor hostal in Madrid. This occurred inside the building on the ground floor, despite the door to the street being locked. The thief had obviously been waiting inside the building for a likely target. The robbery was very quick. I was knocked to the ground and my wallet taken from my hip pocket. I had money in other pockets, but this was not touched. The thief was out of the building and into the street before I got up.
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