Even though Barcelona is regarded as safe for tourists, there are a large numbr of pick-pockets and thieves of bags in the areas that are popular tourist attractions. They are especially located near the metro station areas and the Sants Train Station. There are also pickpockets on the Las Ramblas pedestrian street as well. The reason why FC Barcelona was so successful was the ability of the defense to pas the ball and this makes them special. The primary reason the club is successful is due to the grass roots development of the club, which is called LA Maisa Academy and has some of the best players to come from it.