Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 06 September 2013 Staying alive during a mugging South Africa has one of the highest levels of violent crime in the world – and all of us risk becoming a victim of mugging. What can you do if you are mugged? 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid South Africa has one of the highest levels of violent crime in the world – and all of us risk becoming a victim of mugging. What can you do if you are mugged? And more importantly, how can you escape unharmed?Take action:If you're sure you're about to be mugged, throw your bag/wallet in one direction and run as fast as you can in the other; keep your wits about you and don't just scream and fight back; co-operate with the robbers’ instructions – resistance might just get you a knife between the ribs; don’t look the assailants in the face – it might make them think you are trying to remember what they look like for later identification; call the police as soon as the muggers have left the scene; check whether you have any injuries – if you do, get to a doctor as soon as you can; remember to cancel cards and cheques that might have been stolen; if you had house keys on you, as well as something that indicated your home address, you might have to change all your locks. How afraid are you of falling victim to crime in SA? More in Lifestyle A South African cancer survivor helps to fight the disease More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.