Decrease Your Chances of Attack

  1. Know your area

  2. Know your neighbors

  3. Lock all doors

  4. Keep emergency numbers posted

  5. Do not go into bad areas alone if you can help it ( especially at night )

  6. Put a male voice on your answering machine

  7. Do not leave notes on you front door telling where you are and when you will be back

  8. Buy locks for your windows

  9. Know your ability

  10. Stay aware of your surroundings no matter where you are

  11. Do not hitch hike

  12. Carry proper identification with you at all times

  13. Carry money in a different pocket

  14. Know how to identify an attacker

  15. Make sure that all members of your family are attack trained ( especially children )

  16. Stay aware of the activities that go on in your community

  17. Park in well-lighted areas

  18. Keep your car in good condition / keep a help kit and extra blankets in your car along with a good flashlight, oil, extra batteries, flares, need help sign or signal, plus personal idea items

Never hesitate: call for help if you think you are in trouble