A quick search on the internet or just watching the news on the TV indicate that anyone can be a crime victim. The following crimes are samples of things that have happened in the past few months.
* Police say a woman was walking along Winters Alley and returning home when she says she was approached by a suspect who demanded money. – Mary 25th 2010
* A woman walking home early Saturday morning from a bar was attacked and robbed- May 25, 2010|By Pamela Lehman
* Voluntown – State police say a 21-year-old man suffered a broken jaw and eye socket early Saturday morning when he was assaulted while walking along Route 138 – May 24th, 2010
*Jogger stabbed on Riverwalk near Michigan Ave – April 24th 2010
According to the Department of Justice Crime Statistics
- Every 15 seconds, someone in the US is robbed.
- Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
- Every 6 minutes, someone in the U.S. is raped.
You’re always vulnerable when you walk down the street you would think that your own neighborhood would be safe. If you are running or walking alone, in the dark or in secluded areas you are at risk. Each time you are unprepared, you may be exposing yourself to criminal elements; criminals who may see a female joggers or walkers as easy marks. As you can tell from the news headlines even men have been attacked or robbed while jogging or walking alone. Some criminals have figured out that a jogger may be too out of breath to put up a fight, thus, easy pickings for robbery and/or rape. Physical fitness should be an important part of your daily life, just make sure you are protected as well.
Are you aware that most assaults take place within 1 mile of a person’s home or workplace? These attacks just don’t happen when you are walking near your home or to and from a parking garage. You can be a crime victim anywhere, even at the local shopping center or in a restaurant. According to crime experts, violent assaults can also be committed for a number of reasons including racial, sexual or other discrimination. This is one of the reasons why it is important to always carry pepper spray and have it where you can get to it.
Once you become a victim of crime or crime creeps into your neighborhood, it can shatter your sense of safety, causing anger, loss of confidence, guilt and sadness or depression. If you are ready to defend yourself with pepper spray and send an attacker running, you will instead feel the emotions of victory.
PepperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting the safety needs of you, your friends, or your family members by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and property arm yourself with our products and the knowledge about the best way to stay safe in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.
As the weather gets warmer, may people like to start taking nice walks or begin to jog more. You need to be aware that you´re always at risk when you are running, walking or Jogging, It is important to note that even if you are carrying pepper spray you need stick to well traveled streets. Please avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys. If you like to jog on trails through a park, it’s like having a sign on your back that says “victim”. Hundreds of women are sexually assaulted every year jogging on trails, and dozens murdered.
Run or walk with a partner or a dog, do not wear headsets (IPOD, MP3, etc) , and carry a cell phone. If possible carry some type of personal protection product such as pepper spray or a big stick if you have to. For some weird reason there is a growing population of aggressive dog owners especially in the neighborhoods of the lower socioeconomic status.
- If you are out jogging and a dog starts to run after you, STOP. I know it goes against your basic instinct, but running excites dogs, and unless you are in top shape, they will catch you anyway.
- If you are out walking or jogging and notice a stray dog, hopefully you can walk out of the dog’s roving range.
- However, should the dog attack, use your pepper spray to repel and disable the dog from harming you. Pepper spray is an non-lethal effective dog repellant that is easy to carry on your run.
- If a dog happens to knock you down before you can get to your pepper spray, curl into a ball, and use your hands to protect your head and neck.
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What are some great ways to protect yourself from rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, hecklers, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, rapist, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and dirtbags while your out jogging?
- Be Mindful of your surroundings – If traveling on business or vacation, before setting out on your morning or evening jog, inquire about the area.
- Avoid running/jogging at night, definitely avoid Friday and Saturday nights.- Because of daylight savings time, the sun may not rise as early. Thus, it’s still dark at 6 and 7 in morning. An early morning jog can be tempting; however, it’s not safe. Wait until the sun rises.
There are far too many social deviants or druken preverts driving around just looking for something or someone to do. If practical, jog after sunrise. Most scumbags, deadbeats, thugs and slugs, will still be in bed, or just crawling into one.
- Trust Your instincts – If you see people ahead who look like trouble or you get a ‘bad feeling’, be afe and not sorry and take a safe detour, or turn around and retrace your course.
- Be aware of hiding places and blind corners.
- If possible don’t jog alone.
- Carry pepper spray and KNOW how to use it.
By Victor Swindell, owner of PepperEyes.com, a division of Swindell Enterprises. PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions .In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.