Defense Against Crime

July 20, 2015

What is the Clery Act ?

Filed under: Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 11:21

  • How Safe is that College you are sending your daughter off to this fall?
  • Do you know what the crime stats are?download (6)
  • Did you even think about it.

Consider this

Approximately 1-in-5 women and 1-in-16 men are sexually assaulted while in college (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007).
The majority of these crimes (90%) on college campuses are never reported (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000).

Nationally every 107 Seconds in the United States someone is Sexually Assaulted according to the RAINN.Org website.

You are entitled to know how safe colleges are.

The Clery Act is a federal law enforced by the U.S. Department of Education that requires colleges and universities in the U.S. to disclose information about campus crime. As part of the law, schools must publish an annual security report, maintain a public crime log, release crime statistics, issue timely alerts about crime, implement an emergency response plan, and have procedures for handling missing persons cases.

HISTORY OF THE LAW

In 1986 , Jeanne Clery was murdered at Lehigh University located in in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She who was a student at the time of her death was killed in her campus dormitory. Through the work of her parents who believed the University did not share vital campus safety issues, Clery’s death spurred the Clery Act which is a federal law that requires universities and colleges that receive federal student financial aid programs to report crime statistics, alert campus of imminent dangers and an Annual Campus Security Report to current and prospective students and employees.

So before you send your daughter to fend for herself…get the facts.

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July 6, 2015

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month


VehicleTheftPrevent-Infographic2015-prPerhaps you didn’t know, but July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month in the United States, when more cars are stolen than any other month.

Some of you may have had that experience were you go to the parking lot and can’t remember where you parked. Now imagine learning that your car had been stolen. In the United States a car is stolen every 45 seconds.

Vehicle theft is a very expensive crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles pegged at more than $4.1 billion. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts and thefts from motor vehicles in the surrounding area. Never leave the vehicle running while unattended. Be sure to park in well-lit areas and avoid leaving valuable property inside your vehicle. Most importantly, always lock your vehicle. Trends in auto thefts indicate that over half of vehicles stolen are left unlocked at the time of theft. More information can be found in these related articles.

 

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June 19, 2015

How to Guard Against Purse Snatchers

Filed under: College Safety Information,Crime Prevention — peppereyes @ 11:53
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I was recently asked a question on ALL Experts (http://www.allexperts.com/) that I have decided to answer here:

hi..i’m sure you already know this one, but here in mississippi, starting on july 1, women are going to be able to legally carry purse-snatch-concepta gun in their purse. the police are saying this will cause a large increase in the number of purse snatchers in the area. i am wondering what kinds of things women can do so they are not such an easy victim of purse snatching, weather there is a gun in the purse or not. thank you!!

Purse snatching is not lonely a very old crime but is also  a crime of chance. Statistically, criminals target women because they are easy marks. Every female carrying a purse is a potential target.  It doesn’t matter the age or build. However senior citizens are especially susceptible to these criminals since they may not be readily able to defend themselves and pursue their assailants. Where you are and how you carry are factors. Remember criminals are looking for an easy score.

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO

Remember this phrase: When you hide the “prize” you protect yourself!

Be wise at all times.

When carrying a purse, you should have only 3 or 4 one dollar bills placed inside. Never carry large sums of cash, if loss it can’t be recovered. Consider carrying a debit card. Credit cards, spending currency, driver’s license, keys and jewelry should be carried in a coat or sweater pocket, or concealed on your person to reduce the opportunity of large losses. If you carry a purse, don’t wrap the strap around your shoulder, neck or wrist. If your purse is grabbed, a strong strap will not yield easily and you may be injured. Some purse snatch victims have been thrown down and have received concussions and broken bones. Never carry anything more valuable than you can afford to lose. Always leave all unnecessary credit cards at home. When you shop and carry a purse, place it in your shopping bag. Never leave your purse on a store counter, a grocery shopping cart, on a bar stool, or even on your care – even for a moment.

The best way to carry your purse

Hold your purse tightly and close to your body, whether on a bus, train, or walking. If possible, wear it underneath a coat or jacket. Also, secure the latch or zipper. Shorten the strap on your purse so you can carry it tightly between your elbow and body. You might be tempted to wear your purse diagonally on your body (over the neck as well as the shoulder) or loop the strap around your wrist to prevent the purse from being easily snatched, but keep in mind that if someone does try to steal your purse, a hard yank on tightly wound purse strap may cause you injury.

If Possible Leave your Purse at Home.

Oh I know, it’s a fashion accessories, and women love to show off their purses, but if it gets stolen you would have wished you left it home. Consider only carrying only necessary items (ID and money) in a wallet, tucked safely in your pocket. If you don’t have pockets and/or there are additional items you prefer to carry, such as makeup, keys, and a phone, consider putting them in a bag that wraps around your stomach (yea I know you hate fanny packs) and can be hidden from view, or a backpack strapped  round both shoulders so that it can’t easily be snatched. Decide even before leaving the house whether the contents of your purse are worth getting hurt for.
Got those considering a gun read this article. http://www.corneredcat.com/article/practical-issues/should-i-carry-in-my-purse/

Always Be Mindful of Your Surroundings

Always, be aware of the area and the people, especially if you find yourself having to walk in an isolated or lightly populated area. Look at the person who might approach or pass you. Do not look away. Look directly at their hands or at what they might be carrying. They prefer to strike and run, and not be recognized. If you do not appear to be vulnerable and will be able to give their description, they just might keep walking past you.

Don’t Carry any Weapons that can be used against you.

I am a big proponent of self-defense. I lean towards non-lethal means.  I am aware that ANYONE and EVERY ONE.  Our primary concern in YOUR SAFETY and security. If you carry your self-defense weapon in your purse, just how quick do you think you can get it out and use it when you need to. Pepper Spray and some stun gun models fit right in your hand.   Now there are moments where you may be able to, but how would you feel if you had a loaded gun in your purse, and that gun was later used to murder someone.  If there is a struggle and your gun fell out, can you get to it first.  Again, we are not against anyone carrying the self-defense weapon of their choice, just be wise in your selection, and know how to maintain control of it and get it when you need. it

There was a reason Jesus never sent his Disciples out alone.

You are safer when in the company of someone else. If you must be out alone, especially at night, stay in well-lighted areas. Walk close to street lights, staying well away from dark corners, alleys and building entrances.  You may think that you’re exposing yourself to more purse snatchers, but they are more likely to strike in dark, isolated areas because they don’t want to get caught. Walk briskly and confidently.

Call the Police if you are a Victim

Most victims are attacked from behind and they don’t get a good look at their attacker. Typically when a juvenile gets away with purse snatching once, he’ll try it again. If attacked, call the police immediately. Try to remember all details – help your police help you! Report anything or anyone suspicious. If you suspect that someone seems to be lurking someplace that they do not belong, contact security if you are in a mall, or contact the manager if you are in a supermarket. Better to report your suspicions and be wrong, than to ignore it and be robbed or hurt.

Know what matters

Remember that you come before your purse. Don’t get killed over $20, two credit cards, a brush and lipstick. If someone pulls it away from your hands or your shoulder, let it go! It is more important to avoid injury or death than save a purse and contents that can be replaced. Never fight to keep it.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. PepperEyes.com is a division of Onyx

June 10, 2015

Like to Bike, Jog or Walk? Don’t forget to bring your Pepper Spray


Exercising alone or being in secluded areas can be a risk.
In 2014 a 17-year-old girls was raped by as 22-year-old man while she was out riding her bike on a Summerville bike trail. There are countless other crime storieswoman_jogger like this all across America. You can just do an internet search to see that we are just making up stories to scare you. Each time you are out for a walk, run or riding your bike, you may be exposing yourself to criminal elements; statically criminals who may see a female joggers as easy target. Even men have been attacked or robbed while exercising alone. Some criminals have figured out that a jogger may be too winded, or not paying attention 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 secure.

Dog Attacks are a Potential Danger for Joggers
I like dogs. I have a Dog. However, it’s a fact that neighborhoods of the lower to mid socioeconomic status seem to have the most problem with aggressive dogs. Should a dog run after you, stop. I know this sounds crazy, but your running excites dogs. Have your pepper spray ready just in case the dog wants to make you his new chew toy.

Hopefully you can slowly walk out of the dog’s roving range. Should the dog attack, use your pepper spray to repell 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 you like to jog or ride 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. Again, if you don’t believe use Google -it.

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PepperEyes.com are dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. PepperEyes.com is a division of Onyx Knight Enterprises

May 20, 2015

The Importance of Training and Practicing with your Pepper Spray

Filed under: Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 13:31

I’ve said in several of my logs, that when you take some type of Martial Arts class, the instructors will make you practice 012612_1935_DoesPepperS1.jpgand, practice and practice the moves, over and over until they become second nature. When you decide to carry pepper spray or some type of self-defense product you made a first wise choice. However, having a pepper spray product is only half the solution. KNOWING HOW TO USE IT, is also necessary to your self-defense plan.

Imagine someone coming at you, and you start fumbling to get to your pepper spray, and then try to fire it, but since you never trained with it  you weren’t aware that you have to slide the trigger to the unlock position. Unfortunately since it took you too long, you were attacked and became another crime victim.

It has been our recommendation that when you buy pepper spray that you purchase two. One to use , and one unit to practice with.  Just like how Barney Fife used to practice he quick draw, you should experiment and develop practice drills regardless of how and where you can carry your pepper spray. If you carry it in your purse, keep in mind that you want to retain possession of it even if your purse is grabbed and yanked away. Therefore, it should be positioned and clipped to your purse in such a way that when you hold it was you are riding public transportation, walking, or just standing, any downward or sideways yank of the purse will leave the spray in your hand.

Whenever you’re on foot, such as walking to your car, leaving a restaurant, going to your residence,  shopping – or anytime you are by yourself-you should have your pepper spray in your hand and ready to use Whether you normally carry they spray in your purse, on your belt, or attacked to your key-chain makes no difference. When you are alone or in a potentially risky situation, have it in your hands. The time frame that it takes to recognizing a threat and getting ready to deal with it can be mere seconds.

This is also the reason, it is very important to mentally rehearse exactly what to do in case you have to use your pepper spray. What will you do is you are being followed? What will you do if someone gets in the elevator with you that mean you harm?  What if someone tries to force their way into your residence? Practice against an imaginary assailant until you are extremely comfortable with your ability to use it quickly and effectively.  This could make the difference between your being the next crime victim, or the next victorious survivor.

If you can find a defense spray training class…take it.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits, and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option

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