Personal Safety

With a violent crime commited every 22.1 seconds it has never been more necessary to be prepared for the unthinkable. While your personal safety can never be guaranteed, it is important to know what potential attackers look for when selecting a potential target. These are vulnerability, accessibility and availability. When you are prepared and aware of your surroundings, you reduce your accessibility and availability. With this in mind, you drastically reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

  • Always be aware and know what is going on around you at all times. Vigilance alone can deter a potential attacker. Remember that they rely on the element of surprise. If the attacker cannot surprise you, they will be less likely to target you.
  • Whenever possible avoid potentially dangerous areas such as poorly lit parking lots and streets. Again, most attackers rely on surprising their victims. There is no better place for this to occur than an area where you cannot see them.
  • Carry a cell phone and some type of safety device such as flashlight, stun gun, pepper spray, etc in situations where poorly lit areas cannot be avoided. Have your keys in hand and your safety device in the other when walking to your car in a pooly lit parking lot. Many people who carry a safety device such as pepper spray or stun gun have reported an extra sense of awareness. This alone can prevent an assault as it is more difficult for an attacker to surprise someone who is extra keen of their surroundings.
  • If they unthinkable should happen and you are confronted by a robber, do not resist and comply with their demands. Keep your communication short and simple and whatever you do, do not argue. If you carry a safety device, be smart about using it. Do not even think of using it if you have a gun pointed at you. The best time to use such as device is when you are being physically assaulted. That is assaults that do not involve a weapon. Pay close attention to the attacker, try to remember as many details about them as possible, such as their height, skin tone, clothing, weapon used, etc. This will become invaluable when reporting the incident to the police.

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Safety for Women

Though personal safety is for men and women alike, it is a known fact that women are particularly vulnerable to attacks. Statistics show that 1 in 10 women will be a victim of a sexual attack. Attackers make no distinction when it comes to age, race or appearance. With this in mind, women should be extra vigilant and take extra precautions to remain safe. Because every attack is different, there is no single measure that will guarantee your safety. There are however some things you can do to reduce your odds:

  • Carry peper spray, or a small stun gun. Triple Action Fogger is stongly recomended becuse of it's stopping power. Statistics show that 7 out of 10 rapes are commited by persons known to the victim. In addition, only 7% of all rapes involved a weapon. This makes personal safety devices such as a small stun gun or pepper spray the perfect defense against such assaults.
  • Whenever possible avoid dimly lit areas and parking lots. Statistics show that almost 70% of sexual assaults occured at night. Again, a small stun gun or pepper spray are a must when such areas cannot be avoided.
  • If you are unable to avoid dangerous areas or if you work at night when walking out to your car is unavoidable, always be prepared. Have your keys in one hand and your protection device in another. Because these crimes occur so quickly, you will have little time to retreive your safety device from your purse or pocket. Keep in mind that nearly 20% of all sexual assaults occured at or after work.
  • Always check your vehicle before getting in it. A small keychain flashlight can come in handy when getting into your car at night. Remember to never park next to a van, an attacker can easily surprise you from behind while you are getting into your car. Get someone to walk with you if possible.

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