I took a long walk around Barcelona on Sunday. Two hours, maybe more.
Six months ago I would have seen a few robbery attempts, a few successful robberies, a few guys casing their next target and a few other things to ruffle the feathers.
But not recently.
In fact, it has been weeks if not months since I have seen anything similar to bag snatching or pickpocketing.
Last week I saw two guys who fit the bill, I watched them, then found that within 30 seconds they were in the custody of two plainclothes police.
There are different flavours of police on the ground these days, motorcycle cops, local police, national police and those small little Seats you see the undercover guys driving around in.
Have things improved?
What do the locals think? Please give your feedback below.
At the time of writing this update (21:08CET on Tuesday, October 16) there are 10 comments below. In addition we’re going to display below a screenshot of six comments from our Facebook group. The consensus is that no, things are not improving.