This page contains valuable information about personal security tips that can help you avoid becoming a crime victim. You can reduce risk to yourself by applying these simple precautions in your daily life.
There are all types of people and the majority of them are law-abiding. However, you have no way of knowing who is and who is not. For this reason, you must be prepared to protect yourself. The most important thing to remember is criminals often plan their crimes. They look for the right opportunity and the easiest victim. Therefore, your best defense is a personal security plan aimed at reducing the opportunity for criminals to victimize you.
- Be aware of your surroundings and people walking near to you. If you suspect someone is following you then turn around to see if anyone is there rather than taken being by surprise
- Use a money clip and keep your cards separate.
- Carry pepper Spray
- If you come home an suspect you’ve had a break-in, don’t enter your home. Wait with a neighbour until the police arrive.
- If a stranger asks to use your phone, have him wait outside while you make the call.
Be alert and observant wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal behavior. Report all crime to the police even if it is only an attempt. Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities you can protect yourself and others.