LOCal police want Edinburgh festival goers to guard against falling victim to crime.
Hundreds of thousands of tourists are expected to visit the Capital in the coming weeks, and while crime remains relatively low during the festival period, increased numbers of people in the city provide attractive opportunities for criminals.
Police are focusing on theft, violent crime, and anti-social behaviour, and they are urging people to access advice on how they can protect themselves from becoming victims.
Chief Inspector Gavin Phillip, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: “We want to ensure that people enjoying Edinburgh during this period have an enjoyable time. We want people to take steps to keep their personal possessions safe and avoid falling victim to thieves. Likewise, we are asking revellers taking advantage of the extended opening hours during the festival to be mindful of their personal safety.”