There are several steps you can take to increase your own personal safety. Always travel in groups and be aware of your surroundings. Inform yourself by having all emergency numbers on hand. Be sure to secure your property, and look into joining security forces in your neihborhood. Make sure there are people that you trust that know where you are going, and beware of posting your travel information on social media. Keep valuables out of sight, and be extra aware crowded. streets where you may become an easy victim to pickpocketing.
- Never walk around alone and don’t talk to strangers. Be on the lookout for strange cars or people.
- Walk in well-lit busy streets and in a group, if possible.
- Make sure your home is secure and become a member of an armed response service. Be sure that you know all the emergency numbers or have them displayed in an accessible area.
“With the festive season approaching, we need to be crime conscious.”