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Ways That Women Unknowingly Put Themselves in Dangerous Situations

February 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 222

As a woman, you have to know that most crimes committed against women are crimes of opportunity. This simply means that the victim presented an opportunity for a criminal that he couldn't pass up. It's unfortunate that a lot of women unknowingly put themselves in dangerous situations. As a result, they fall victim to criminals who are just minding their own business before these women presented themselves. In addition, these criminals are around these dangerous situations.

Here are the ways that women unknowingly put themselves in dangerous situations:

1. They pass along dangerous places.

There's always a part of the city that's known to be very dangerous. A lot of women refuse to recognize these places as dangerous so they still pass by them. This includes dark alleys, empty parking lots and bad neighborhoods.

2. They attend wild parties.

Alcohol does a lot of things to people. There have been countless of cases wherein women were abused in parties by drunken men. If there is a huge amount of alcohol involved, that's already a potentially dangerous situation.

3. They walk or drive alone at night.

Even if you're walking or driving in what you thought is a safe place, that's still not an assurance of your safety if you're alone and it's at night. All it takes is for a junkie to see that you're alone. He can easily drag you towards a dark corner. He can easily bump your car and drag you towards his car when you go down to inspect the damage.

4. They don't secure their homes.

An unsecured home with a woman who's living alone is an attractive target for criminals. Let's say that you live in an apartment complex. Your neighbors know that you live alone and someone can get the idea of breaking into your home while you're sleeping. We all know that there are a lot of things that a criminal can do to you at that point.

5. They trust people too much.

It's important that you trust people. However, it's a bad idea to trust people too much. This is especially true for people you don't really know. Let's say that you're at a party and a new acquaintance suddenly hands you a drink. What are you going to do? If you trust people too much, you will drink that drink. You'll never know that it's a spiked drink until you've already been victimized.

Generally speaking, you can avoid putting yourself in a dangerous situation by using your common sense. You can drastically reduce the chances of falling victim to a crime if you don't put yourself in these situations.

Rocco Sarracino is married and living with his wife and family in Helendale, CA. He is a martial arts instructor and self-defense expert with over 30 years experience teaching individuals and businesses to be more aware and protected from crime. He is the founder of Family Safe Defense; http://FamilySafeDefense.com

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