Awareness can prevent you being the next crime statistic
Being the victim of crime is something that everyone fears.
The truth is, you are very unlikely to be affected by crime going about your everyday life, but this doesn’t mean you should take your eye off the ball completely and assume it’s something that will never happen to you.
There are a number of things that you should bear in mind in order to ensure that you are not just another number in the long list of crime statistics.
Be aware at all times
Walking through an area you don’t know doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be the victim of crime, but you can take a few measures to ensure that you are not the next victim to be reported.
Don’t listen to music or constantly look at your phone when you are going through an area you are unsure of. This can mean you are distracted and unaware of any threatening situation that you may be getting in to. It can also make you look like an easy target for any would be attacker.
Look after your property
There are a number of things that you can do to make sure your property and belongings are as safe as can be.
Ensure you secure your home by using locks on doors and windows wherever possible and use an alarm if you have one. Anything that will deter a potential burglar can only be a good thing and mean your home is not another number on the monthly statistics.
The same applies if you have a car. Make sure you lock it and set the alarm at all times and whatever you do, don’t leave anything valuable or tempting to burglars visible. Even if you know your items aren’t worth anything, this doesn’t mean that a criminal will think the same.
Know which crimes to look out for
Take a look at this infographic which illustrates just how many crimes are committed in a typical city over a year and which crimes are most common.
Though they make shocking reading, don’t have nightmares. These statistics have been compiled over a huge metropolitan area and are just a representation of what crime occurs on a monthly basis. Not everyone on the streets is a criminal…
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