Crime Prevention Tip #12

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Street Smarts

  • Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets and pathways. Know locations of blue light emergency phones.
  • Stay alert and tuned into your surroundings.
  • Don't flash large amounts of cash.
  • Keep jewelry out of sight.
  • Carry your purse close to your body.
  • Put your wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket.
  • Wear shoes or clothing that don't restrict your movement.
  • Use ATMs in the daytime, if possible. Have your card in hand and don't approach the machine if you're uneasy about people nearby.
  • Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.