Personal Safety Tips

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job. 

  • Trust your instincts. If your sixth sense tells you to be wary, pay attention.
  • If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, go to the nearest house or store and call the police. Scream if necessary. 
  • If you live alone, use first initials only on mail boxes, apartment directories or the phone book.
  • Always ask representatives to provide identification. 
  • Always identify visitor before opening the door.
  • Walk in busy well-lit roads, towards traffic. 
  • Walk in busy well-lit roads, towards traffic.

 

If Someone Tries To Rob You

Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Basic Street Sense

  • Wherever you are - on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.
  • Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going.
  • Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.
  • Think ahead and plan your journey, avoiding deserted areas In the dark, always stick to well-lit areas.
  • If you think you are being followed, cross the road.
  • If you start to be frightened, try not to panic. Always try to think around situations.