The action of stealing from people’s pockets; pickpocketing: pocket-picking isn’t always reported to the police
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- The number of thefts by pocket-picking has increased 50 per cent in Stockholm city during the first two months this year.
- I live in Sydney, which had a massive increase in pocket-picking when we hosted the Olympics in 2000.
- In a breakdown of the 1,441 thefts, the UCR says pocket-picking rose from a total of nine during the first four months of last year to a total of 20 from the first four months of this year.