Top 10 Ways to Avoid Being a Crime Victim

1. Lock your doors.

2. Lock your windows.

3. Light up your house and your neighborhood at night.

4. Get to know your neighbors. They could end up being your first responders and best watchdog.

5. Be aware of your surroundings. Look for strange cars and wanderers in the neighborhood.

6. Don’t let your guard down.

7. Hide your belongings before you park your car. Then, lock your car and take your keys.

8. When going to your car in a public place, make eye contact; don’t act nervous; get a good description of people who approach; and don’t fumble for your keys.

9. Don’t walk or run alone, especially after dark.

10. If you think something is not quite right, call the police. They can’t protect you if they don’t know what is going on. They need you to be their eyes and ears and help them stop crime before it happens.

Source: The Crime Commission, 585-5209

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