Why do you want be an unattractive target? Criminals try to avoid victims that are going to put up a fight or make their endeavor more difficult. Just like in the wild, a predator will seek out the easiest prey.
The best preventative measure you can take is being aware of your surroundings. This means being observant of the people in your vicinity, as well as being observant of what is going on around you. Survey your surroundings before you enter or exit any area such as your home, your car, your place of business or employment, an elevator, or when people are loitering around any of these.
There is a common condition that plagues humanity called “Normalcy Biased”. This is also known as “The Ostrich Effect”. It is our tendency to look at threat warnings and dismiss or minimize them. How many times have you heard someone say, or even said yourself, “That will never happen to me.”? This is the epitome of Normalcy Biased. In fact, if something hasn’t already happened that affected you in such a way, there is still a possibility that something will happen to you eventually.
Throughout our blog, we will present a few habits that you can incorporate
into your daily routine while you are out and about, or while you are at home. Of course, the lives and routines of no two families will be the same, nor will they have the exact same experiences as the other. For each person and family, these preparations and preventative measures will need to be tailored to their lifestyles and routines.
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