Crime is everywhere. Recognizing this unfortunate truth is your first step toward crime prevention. Integrating this awareness into your day-to-day lifestyle is a practical matter. The security recommendations and safety tips within this section will provide a starting point for doing just that.
The crimes we fear the most occur the least. Armed robbery, severe assault, murder and rape, while highly publicized are relatively rare; the average citizen is unlikely to become a victim. Prevention consists of common-sense measures; avoid dangerous areas, especially alone at night, use street lights for visibility, stay in view of others, walk in groups when leaving public events and call for police assistance if you have any reason to fee suspicious.
The crimes that everyday citizens are more likely to be victims of are theft, Identity theft, fraud, vandalism or burglary. There are steps that as a citizen you can take to prevent these types of crimes from occurring to you:
These are just a few tips to keep you and your family safe from the crimes that are most likely to occur to the average citizen. Remember, there are no sure preventatives of crime. Each situation can be different. Your most important defense is to stay aware and be alert!