Most of you must have heard of the tragedy that recently happened in the metro, of a young girl who fell in between two wagons because she was too distracted by her phone and didn't look in front of her when entering the metro. It's sad to say, but had she been paying the slightest bit of attention this terrible accident would have been avoided.
It's also sad that no one noticed her falling and probably screaming. Had anyone been paying the slightest bit of attention this terrible accident would have been avoided.
I think you get my point. I can't stress this enough: it's important to be aware of your surroundings, always, and especially when you are in a potentially dangerous situation. This goes for accidents like this, but also for pickpockets. If you can't even notice a girl falling in the metro, how do you expect noticing someone being pickpocketed?
What people should do is stop being such individualists lost in their little world, and come back to reality. Instead of blaming the lack of security, let's responsibilize ourselves and open our eyes to what's going on around us.