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10 Tips For Avoiding Crime

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10 Tips For Avoiding Crime

TEN TIPS FOR AVOIDING CRIME 1. Be Alert! Keep your head up. Be aware of your surroundings.2. Vary Your Routines. Predictability makes you a more likely target.3. Lock It! Home, car, office - locks are your first line of defense.4. Make Your Home A Tough Target. Use floodlights, motion sensors, a security system, deadbolts, etc.5. Foil Car-jackers. Keep windows/doors locked; check mirrors and blind spot when stopped. Stay one to one and a half lengths away from the car ahead of you. Sound your horn and flash your lights if you think you're being approached by a car-jacker.6. Avoid Car...

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Street Sense Tips

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Street Sense Tips

STREET SENSE Wherever you are on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or cab, stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. 
 Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uncomfortable, avoid the person or leave. 
 Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late. On Foot - Day or Night Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys, were a rapist or stalker...

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Self Defense Tips

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Self Defense Tips

SELF DEFENSE TIPS Do as much as you can to avoid a confrontation - "anticipation and avoidance" are the key words. If you get caught up in a situation, try to talk to an aggressor without provoking them. Practice relaxation, as appearing fearful or stressed can actually provoke an attack. Remember that body language is important in aggressive situations, so maintain a comfortable distance between you and the aggressor. Use a gas or electronic attack alarm, as these give out a short piercing sound and will temporarily disorientate an attacker, giving you enough time to escape. Carry it somewhere where...

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Protecting Your Child Tips

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Protecting Your Child Tips

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD It has been said that children are our most valuable resource. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that we take positive measures to insure their safety and prevent them from becoming victims of crime. Parents… Never leave children alone; not at home, in a vehicle, at play, or anywhere. Define what a STRANGER is. Let your kids know that just because they see someone everyday (e.g. mailman, paperboy, neighbor, etc.) it does not mean these people are not strangers. Teach your children their full name, your name, full address, and phone number, including area codes. Teach them how...

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Preventing Sexual Assault Tips

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Preventing Sexual Assault Tips

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT? Always be aware of your surroundings. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Walk confidently, directly, at a steady pace. A rapist looks for someone who appears vulnerable. Walk on the side of the street facing traffic. Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where rapists can hide. If you think you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are people and lights. If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk in the opposite direction or walk on the other side of the...

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