Personal Safety Tips


When out and about consider:

  • Walk in well-lit and busy areas. This provides more opportunity for natural surveillance.

  • Avoid walking close to overgrown bushes or trees where a potential offender could hide.

  • Walk against the flow of traffic to prevent vehicles driving slowly alongside you.

  • Walk with a friend or group wherever possible.

  • If you regularly walk by yourself, consider varying your route so your routine is not easily identified.

  • Plan ahead – how do you plan on getting home?

  • Walk at a steady pace. Body language is an effective means of promoting confidence.

  • Remain alert and be aware of your surroundings.

  • Turn down the volume on your iPod or mp3 player so you can hear what is happening around you.