I used a cross body, and I hated it...my gf had one that was much better, as you could wear it two ways..one of which left both hands free. If I can find a picture of it I will post it. The places we toured, I never felt unsafe,and one day, I just took my regular handbag.
This is pretty close to what she had...you could strap it around, and have it sit in front, and, be hands free, which is such a plus on these long tours.
this one seems closer..with 2 pockets