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Call for an escort.

Be aware that you are a potential victim of a crime. Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Send the message that you’re calm, confident, and know where you’re going, even if you don’t.

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.

On and off campus, know where the emergency phones are located.

Know your neighborhood and campus; find out which buildings are open late (or early) and where you go to summon help if needed.

Choose an ATM that is located inside a building or other well-lit locations.

Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until your are in a secure place. 

Use lighted walkways at night. Criminals do not like lights! Avoid dark alleys, streets or secluded paths.

If someone seems to be following you, turn in the opposite direction or cross the street. If he/she persists, move quickly to the nearest open business or group of people and ask for help. 

Avoid using cell phones, iPods, or MP3 players while walking. Criminals target cell phones and other items in plain view.
Written by:
Stewart Newby
2/9/2015 12:23:34 PM