Crime Prevention Tips & Facts

It is estimated that $65 million is lost each year in the United States in home invasions, muggings, and in other violent crimes. It is estimated that $600 billion is lost per year due to fraud. Work place violence caused an estimated $30 billion to American businesses last year.

Crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities. It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities.

Thinking that it can only happen to someone else and doing nothing to prepare yourself or take precautionary measures in case makes you the perfect victim criminals are looking for.

Making yourself less of a target is simpler than you might think.

Defense sprays like pepper spray or mace spray and weapons like air tasers and stun guns, when properly used can significantly improve your chances of escaping or minimizing dangerous situations involving attackers and assailants.

Pepper spray, made with made with Oleoresin Capsicum (hence the name OC pepper spray) , is probably the most basic personal protection product. We recommend that you look here for self defense products that we know to be of very good quality and sold through a reputable company.

It is important to be aware a crime can occur at any time, and anticipating the location, time, and taking a plan of action to reduce the chance of it happening has never been more important and possible. Crime prevention is key to stopping the ability and opportunity for a criminal. The use of instinct, knowledge, common sense, and awareness can make you the last person a criminal targets.

Source: Crime Prevention; Michigan State Police Department

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