Shopping Crime Prevention Tips


  • When you get to your destination, park as near as possible to the building.
  • Take your car keys, and DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE SEATS OR IN PLAIN VIEW. This is a clear invitation to theft.
  • Lock everything in your trunk or keep it out of sight.

While Shopping

  • Stay alert: keep your mind on your surroundings. Who's in front of you and who's behind you?
  • Communicate confidence: The message is that you're calm, confident and know where you are going. If you look vulnerable, you may look like a target.
  • Trust your instincts: If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • Whenever possible, shop with a friend. It’s more fun, anyway.
  • Again, remember that confident, assertive manner. When walking out of the store or mall, stop for a minute, look around and make sure you have the best route back to your car. Unlock your car, get in, lock your door again and you can begin your ride home.

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