Preven Crime Tips: Street Robbery prevention tips

Street Robbery prevention tips


As the summer quickly approaches, many people take advantage of the warmer weather months. Criminals also take advantage of the nice weather, and are more active. Remember, anyone can be a victim of crime.

Take responsibility for your personal safety by adhering to the below street robbery prevention tips:

  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Walk near the curb — away from shrubbery and places where someone could be hiding.
  • Walk against traffic, so that cars cannot surprise you from behind.
  • Keep an arm’s length away from strangers.
  • If you think someone suspicious is approaching or following you, cross to the other side of the street and head for the nearest public place.
  • Know which stores and other public places are open along your route.
  • Don't hesitate to run back to where you came from to get help.
  • Look for anyone "hanging around" your car or your path to your car.
  • Have your keys in your hand and be ready to open the car door.


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