PRESS RELEASE:-Weekend Crime Prevention Tips
Good day everyone, it’s my privilege to bring you today’s “Weekend Crime Prevention Tips”. “Weekend Crime Prevention Tips” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal St Lucia Police Force.
Crime prevention means being aware of your environment and remaining alert to situations that could make you vulnerable to crime. We cannot list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation, which may arise.
Instead, we hope to teach you how to think “Crime Prevention” in day-to-day living
Robbery and assault are serious crimes. While money is often the motivation, these incidents are considered crimes of violence because they involve the threat or actual use of physical violence. The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert. The following tips will also help reduce the risk of robbery or assault.
1. If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is always safety in numbers.
2. Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
3. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. They are usually not well-lit or heavily traveled.
4. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places.
5. If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic.
6. Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don’t stop to talk to strangers.
7. Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don’t burden yourself with too many packages or items.
8. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don’t turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
9. Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
10. Avoid carrying large sums of cash, or displaying expensive jewelry in public.
This has been your weekend crime tips. Do have an enjoyable and safe weekend.