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? NEXT ON HEALTH24X FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies 2018-09-12 19:00 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 SPONSORED: Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.