Reduce or eliminate opportunities that may make you a target. Increase awareness in places where you’re most comfortable. Trust your instincts even if you feel embarrassed. Prepare your schedule daily with safety in mind.
Be AWARE of your surroundings at all times and trust your INSTINCTS. Stay in well lit, populated pathways. Avoid shortcuts. Travel in groups. There’s always safety in numbers.
Walk with your head upright. Make eye contact. Thieves often target victims who are not paying attention to their surroundings or who are looking down.
Pay attention to your surroundings when using electronics on the streets, subways, buses and trains. Don’t TUNE yourself out. DON’T WALK AND TEXT. Don’t display electronics when not in use. Before entering your apartment building/house, have your keys ready. Don’t hold doors for anyone whom you don’t know.
If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner, or if you feel threatened in any way, call the police immediately.