Renter, Chicago, IL
Bottom, line don't make yourself an easy target. Limit the bag you carry to 1 & make sure it's a cross body bag. If you carry a purse, carry a small one & place it inside your bag. Keep your cell in a front/outside pocket, preferrably one that you can access easily, not that someone else can....like a zipper pocket. If you must be on your phone, put it away immediately after use, no ipads, no ipods. Don't wear jewelry on the bus/train. Sit as close as possible to an exit door just in case you need to exit for any reason. If on the 'L try to get on a car that has a lot of people, if you don't feel safe, move to another car. And most of all pay attention. Hope this helps.