Defense Against Crime

02/03/2012

Senior Citizens vs Crime

They are Old!

They are Slow!

They have money!

They have nice expensive stuff!

They make easy targets to rob and baet up.

And almost no one seems to care.

Lately, you many have seen various news stories where senior citizens were a target of crime. In one of the latest stories a WWII veteran was attacked, beaten, and car-jacked during daylight at a busy Detroit gas station and he had to crawl across a concrete parking lot to get help. If this wasn’t tragic enough there were lots of people who walked and drove pass him during this ordeal. What a shame! If you have seen the TV Show WHAT WOULD YOU DO, you know that we have a society of people who choose not to get involved. Some would say that this is a sign of the modern times, but it has happened before. During the same war in which this soldier fought a government decided to lie, round-up and exterminate some of its citizens, while other citizens turned a blind eye and did nothing. We all hope that when we are in danger that others would come to assist us. Don’t count on it!

7 Things Senior Citizens Can do

  • Have a crime preventions specialist or local police give your residence a home security survey. They can tell you of things you can do to decrease you chances of being targeted.
  • If you are returning home, look around of suspicious-looking strangers, have your key ready. If someone is home, alert them that you are coming home and to keep watch out for you. Don’t linger at the door. If you see someone near your house, go to your neighbor’s house and pretend to be a visitor, and it would be a good time to call the police.
  • Establish a light up and lock-up routine to make sure all your doors and windows are locked. Be sure to close your drapes and pull down shades when you are retiring for the night.
  • Jesus sent his disciples out two-by-two. This is an example you should adopt if possible. Whenever you need to go shopping or on an excursion that take you away from home, try to take a friend or relative with you.
  • Try to vary your routines, you don’t know who is watching you and trying to figure when you are not going to be home.
  • When parking, Try to park as close to your destination. Younger people should park a little further out to save spaces for elderly people.
  • Be mindful of strangers, not all of them are really trying to help you- TRUST YOUR GUT!

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