Street Smarts to Deter Crime
Be Aware
Unfortunately, crime can happen to anyone, anywhere. But there are some effective strategies to help reduce your risk of becoming a victim when you're outside your home. The home safety experts at the Home Security Store offer these suggestions to help you avoid being accosted.

  • Be alert to your surroundings, especially after dark.
  • When walking alone after dark, stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.
  • Walk with confidence in a direct and steady pace. Potential assailants look for people who appear vulnerable.
  • Walk on the side of the street facing oncoming traffic.
  • Walk close to the curb to avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where someone could be hiding.
  • If you suspect you're being followed, walk quickly to a lighted area where there are other people. If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk in the opposite direction across the street.
  • Arm yourself with a defense plan before an incident occurs.

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