reduce the odds. An attacker looks for essentially
three things when picking a victim:
Practicing the following personal safety tips as you
go about your daily activities may make you less attractive to a would
BE ALERT!! Know who is near you and what activities
going on around you.
Walk with authority, look ahead and scan your
Do not walk in poorly lit areas.
Avoid standing at a bus stop alone, especially
If approached by someone in a car, change your
direction and enter a crowded store or business.
Carry a cell phone and some type of safety device
(i.e.: flashlight, whistle, pepper spray and etc) when walking at
Be alert to someone who asks for directions and/or
continues to engage you in conversation.
Obey all of the robber's orders. Keep all communication
with the robber short and simple. Don't argue!
Be identification conscious. Observe your attacker's
personal appearance, type of weapon used, and type of vehicle so
you can accurately describe them to police.
Immediately report the incident to the police
and do not hang up until the police arrive.
For additional information please review the following
personal safety tips:
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