I have a job offer to move to Prague. Looks like a good place with a good spirit of freedom. However there seems to be a big problem with theft and pickpocketing etc. I don't know how far it goes or how bad it is but I have read a few disturbing accounts. Can any of our Czech members or world travellers offer some perspective on: How do foreigners avoid becoming targets for badguys on trains, buses, and on the street etc. How does the regular Czech guy carry his money and phone and other EDC stuff and manage to get it home without having it ripped off Is it normal to carry a briefcase or messenger bag or does that immediately scream "Rob me I'm a tourist!" I will probably have to wear a jacket and tie for work and I don't know how common that is over there or what it means to most people. Some places certain kinds of clothes indicate certain kinds of people, right or wrong. Would like to understand how the (bad) man on the street sees it. I don't plan on hitting the tourists spots but will work in the city not the center though and would appreciate insights on daily life, dos and don'ts etc. I'm used to carrying a sidearm and never had any problems. Will be disarmed over there and not looking forward to that part. These questions are not meant to be offensive. I don't believe the country is full of criminals but there is a recognized problem with these kinds of crimes and I am not used to dealing with that and don't really know how to approach living in a place where there are those kinds of issues. Oh and how easy is it to get good midrange quality flashlights (4Sevens, Fenix etc.) and name brand knives (Spyderco, Benchmade) in CZ at fair prices? Is it safe to order through the mail and get your package by regular post office or will it disappeat in transit? How are Czech people getting their goodies safely when buying over the net? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum subsection. I haven't been on the board in a while so no offense and feel free to move this where it should go if necessary. Thanks guys.