Safety outside the home

13th September 2011

Safety outside the home

Crime on people by strangers in public places is very rare, also violent crime accounts for a small part of all recorded crime. We all look forward to healthy stroll even if  is  just to get a breathe  fresh air and gentle exercise

To further reduce the risk of attack, walk by  well-lit, busy roads, avoid underpasses; if you can, avoid walking alone, especially in an unfamiliar area

  • Always face oncoming traffic so a car cannot pull up behind you unnoticed
  • Invest in a personal attack alarm and carry it in your hand, especially if you are out walking at night
  • Carry a mobile telephone
  • Keep your handbag close to you and don’t keep everything in it, put your keys in trousers/skirt pocket and mobile in your jacket pocket
  • If someone tries to grab your handbag let them have it instead of risking injuries

If you suspect that someone is following you, check by crossing the street more than once to to see if they do the same, if you feel under any threat dial 999 .