Safety tips from Personal Security Training



Safety is a top priority for many people when they are out in public. Crime can happen anywhere and anytime, so protecting yourself and your belongings is essential. Here are some tips for avoiding crime while in public:

  1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings: Pay attention to what is happening around you and be mindful of potential dangers. If you are walking, keep your phone in your pocket or bag and avoid wearing headphones so you can hear any possible threats.

  2. Trust your instincts: If you feel uneasy or uncomfortable in a particular situation or location, listen to your instincts and remove yourself from the situation.

  3. Keep a low profile: Avoid public displaying valuable items, such as expensive jewelry or electronics. This can attract unwanted attention and make you a target for crime.

  4. Stay in well-lit, populated areas: Criminals often target individuals alone or in poorly lit areas. By staying in well-lit, populated areas, you are less likely to be targeted.

  5. Don’t carry large amounts of cash: Instead of large amounts, consider using a debit or credit card. This can help reduce the risk of being a victim of a robbery.

  6. Keep your personal belongings close to you: Keep your wallet, phone, and other valuables close to you and secure at all times. Don’t leave them unattended in public places.

  7. Don’t leave your car running: If you are running errands and need to leave your vehicle, be sure to turn it off and lock the doors. Leaving your car running and unattended is an easy way for thieves to steal your vehicle.

  8. Stay sober: Avoid drinking too much alcohol when you are out in public. Alcohol can impair your judgment and make you more vulnerable to crime.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a crime while in public. Remember to stay alert, trust your instincts, and take steps to protect yourself and your belongings.