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Updated 18 September 2015

Are you a crime target?

Sometimes there is nothing you can do to prevent being the target of a crime, but there are also many precautions that you can take.

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We live in a country where the crime-rate is high and horror stories are on many newspaper front pages. 

Implementing safety at home should be discussed with the child at their level of understanding.

Take action:

 - Driving around with a wallet or a briefcase on the passenger seat is inviting a smash-and-grab incident, put it out of sight

- Whether you're in your car or not, always keep the doors locked and windows closed

- Invest in armed response, a sign in front of your house naming your alarm company and armed response company will put off many a prospective burglar

 - Be aware of your surroundings, get into the habit of checking who is in your vicinity when you are walking in the street

- Avoid wearing expensive jewellery when in public places, it will only make you a target of muggers

- Learn how to defend yourself. 

Read more:

Safety in schools
Safety on public transport

 
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