Women have to be smart when they are walking outside. Taking a few extra precautions can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of a crime. Here are a few tips:
Stay Alert – Be aware of the entire environment around you. If you wear headphones, keep the volume low enough that you can hear what’s going on around you.
ALWAYS walk facing traffic.
Avoid isolation – Walk in areas where there are other people.
Tell someone where you will be walking and when you will be back.
Carry identification and don’t wear jewelry.
Carry a noisemaker such as a whistle or personal alarm.
Best of all — Walk with a Friend!