Ideas & Advice
Tip : Improve your Personal Safety
The chances of becoming a victim of violent crime or being a victim of fraud or identify theft are low. You can make yourself even less likely to be the victim by taking a few sensible common sense precautions.
Simple Measures like these:
- You will be safest in bright, well-lit and busy areas. Avoid dark side streets.
- Act confidently. Be alert to your surroundings and look as if you know where you are going.
- If someone does try to take something from you, it may be better to let them take it, rather than risking injury.
- Don’t advertise your valuables such as your mobile phone, jewellery or watch. Don’t be an easy target; keep your valuables out of sight.
- In crowded areas keep your bag closed and ensure your pockets are inaccessible.
- When using public transport plan your route and sit near other people and where it is well lit. If someone makes you feel unsafe move near the driver if you are on a bus or near other people.
- Always pre-book a taxi or mini cab and never get in to an unlicensed taxi or mini cab. If in doubt don’t get in. Where possible ask to be let out in a lit area where other people are around.
- Avoid using a cashpoint if there are suspicious looking people around it and check to see if there are any suspicious looking devices or evidence that the cashpoint has been tampered with.