To spend a quite calm and safe stay don’t tempt fate or pickpockets! Have your wits about you in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises: don’t keep wallets in your back trouser pocket, keep bags safely closed, make sure you don’t leave your mobile phones lying around. Be wary if you are approached by individuals offering their services, choose instead to visit the official sales point. Find here all safety advice, the list of police stations and the “Préfecture de Police”.
Prevention and security Paris in complete safety
Wherever possible, choose bank cashpoints protected by a door which limits access to one person at a time. Keep a note of the numbers of your traveller’s cheques and credit cards separately. Hotels and apartments often provide safe boxes, either in the room or at reception - use them!
What should you do if you are assaulted?
If you are the victim of an assault or an infraction, day or night, go to any police station; they will take down the information concerning your complaint.
- If you have been assaulted, a telephone alert is made from the “arrondissement” operations coordination bureau so that all personnel present in the designated area are informed immediately as to the suspect(s).
An inquiry is conducted through evidence gathered from witnesses and is studied together with similar facts in other incidents.
- If you have been robbed, you are taken to the SARIJ (the service responsible for reception, research and judicial investigation) for the “arrondissement”; the civil servant who receives you will immediately prepare the report on the spot. Identification of the perpetrator owing to an automated fingerprint file is made possible in the event of traces left of imprints.
The operations coordination bureau circulates the information within the service’s operational units.
The personnel present orient their rounds and patrols in the designated area of the events having taken place, such that from the next day those responsible for the investigations conduct an inquiry in the neighbourhood in the same time frame as the break-in.
In any event you will be informed as to the follow-up to your complaint, by telephone, by mail or directly by the neighbourhood’s police officers.
Source : Paris Police Prefecture
In case of loss or theft of credit cards and chequebooks, call the following numbers:
||0 800 90 20 33
||0 800 22 20 73
||0 800 058 111
|Eurocard – Mastercard
||0 800 90 23 90
|American Express cards (USA)
||0 800 900 898
||01 47 77 72 00
|American Express traveller’s cheques
||0 800 90 86 00
||08 92 68 32 08
You may wish to register a formal complaint if you are victim of mugging, and any injuries can be medically certified, every day, 24 hours a day, at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital.