Defense Against Crime

20/09/2011

Trust your instincts

Ah human beings, we are equipped by nature with certain survival mechanisms, but we are also travel through our lives by the unshakeable conviction that as far as really terrible things go “it won’t happen to me.” In the United States alone a sexual assault happens every 2 minutes, a robbery happens every 54 seconds, and none of the victims would have ever thought it would have happened to them. Strange as it may seem, this build-in denial mechanism is part of our human survival apparatus as well. After all, a life lived in continual dread of attack would be no life at all. Nevertheless, it can be fatal to allow denial to take over completely.

Terrible things happen to unsuspecting people. Sadly most of us are unsuspecting people. Therefore, all of us are potential victims of crime. On Campus or Off Campus, therefore we have the responsibility to take the steps necessary to stay safe.

Safety tips

While walking around campus

  1. Trust your instincts
  2. Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed: Run in a different direction, go to the other side of the street and yell for help, or move quickly to a lighted area, a group of people, or a blue light emergency phone.
  3. Avoid walking alone if possible.
  4. Have your keys ready when returning to your residence hall or apartment. Keep your personal or valuable items concealed and close to your body.
  5. Avoid wearing headphones when walking or jogging. Always be aware of your surroundings and practice risk avoidance techniques.
  6. Also, you can live without checking your cell phone every 2 minutes.
  7. Survey the campus after dark to see that buildings, walkways, quadrangles and parking lots are adequately secured, lighted and patrolled.
  8. Walk with an air of confidence and stay alert
  9. Walk in lighted areas, when possible
  10. Keep your hand free, not overloaded.
  11. Know how to defend yourself in a situation, Pepper Spray is a good thing to have.
  12. Have your keys ready.
  13. If you are being followed: cross the street, scream, run to an occupied residence or store, or flag down a car.

At dorm rooms

  1. Doors and windows to your residence hall should be equipped with quality locks. Room doors should have peepholes and deadbolts.
  2. Do not loan out your key. Never compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked. Replace locks when a key is lost or stolen.
  3. Use caution admitting strangers.
  4. Have good lighting around entrances.
  5. If you are a woman and live alone or with other women, use only your first initials on your mailbox and, when possible, in phone directories.
  6. Report suspicious activity to campus police–or to the police if you live off-campus.
  7. Always check your peep hole before opening your door.

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