Cuba is a safe country, where relatively few crimes occur. It is not wise to walk on your own in the alleys of old-town Havana in the middle of the night. Pickpockets do operate on the island and some cases have been reported of camera thieves riding mopeds. Pickpocking is relatively easy to avoid if you carry your money and valuables under your clothes or leave them in the hotel safe. If you choose to carry your valuables with you, put your backpack on your front, over your stomach, where you can keep an eye on it. Keep your camera attached to your body with a strap. Do not show off jewellery and expensive watches. If you use your common sense and stay alert, you really shouldn’t have any problems.