Throughout history, people have been victims of pickpockets. Today pickpocketing is one of the most rapidly increasing crimes. Pickpockets are increasing in number and developing better methods to practice their skills. No one is really safe from a skilled pickpocket. His victims can be rich or poor, young or old. During the 18th century, pickpockets were hanged in England. Large crowds of people would rather to watch the hanging which was supposed to be warning to other pickpockets. However, in the time the practice was discontinued. The reason was while people were attentively watching the hanging of a pickpocket. Other pickpockets skillfully stole the money of the spectators. Police officials say that most efficient pickpockets come from South America.