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Are you Safe?   -   A Test on Crime Prevention
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1. You've had to work late. You have a long walk to your car. The street is deserted, but not quite. You notice a man and fear you are being followed. What should you do?
a. Turn and stare the man down.
b. Change directions and cross the street.
c. Run from him.

2. He's also crossing, so now you know you are being followed. What is your best option now? 
a. Shout for help.
b. Hurry to an area with lights and people.
c. Confront him and ask him what he wants.

3. Now you're in broad daylight. You assume you are safe. You just left your buddy's gym, but you parked your car in a secluded area. A man puts a knife to your back and says "Give me your wallet." What should you do? 
a. Turn and face him.
b. Give him your wallet.
c. Try to get away.

4. Pretend you're a street criminal Who would be the least likely victim? 
a. Man window shopping not paying attention.
b. Woman carrying two bags of groceries with her pocket book dangling.
c. Woman walking alone being alert to her surroundings.


Do you project confidence and control by walking tall and making quick eye contact with persons you pass?

Do you always try to exercise with a companion?

Do you remove or conceal expensive jewelry when you know you'll be walking in public places?

Do you avoid walking through isolated areas, no matter how convenient?

5. Which of these statements about Burglars is correct? 
a. Most burglaries are usually planned in advance.
b. Most burglaries are committed by professionals.
c. Most burglars want to avoid personal confrontation.
6. In about half of all successful home burglaries, entry occurs through: 
a. A door with a flimsy lock.
b. Unlocked window or door.
c. Breaking a window.

7.You're alone for the weekend. Or at least you thought you were alone, when suddenly you realize there's a burglar in the house. Which of these things is best to do? 
a. Try to escape.
b. Confront him and scare him off.
c. Make noise so he knows someone is there.

8. While most burglars prefer to avoid confrontation, there is a certain type of burglar who will enter your home whether you are there or not. You were sleeping and you wake up and see a burglar in your room, the burglar does not know that you are awake. What should you do? 
a. Scream.
b. Try to get away.
c. Pretend that you are asleep.


Do you have metal or solid wood exterior doors?
Do you always use door and window locks, even when at home out in the yard or just down the street?
At all entry doors do you have a safe way to see who is knocking with-out opening the door?
On all exterior doors do you have a Deadbolt lock?
Can you secure all means of entry, including sliding glass doors, windows and skylights?
Do you have an alarm system or noisy dog?
Do you have timers to turn on lights and radio at normal hours when you are not home?
Are all entrances and porches well-lighted?
Do you ask your neighbors to watch your house have the lawn mowed, and mail and newspapers collected when you are away?
9. What about times when there is a stranger at the door? You're enjoying breakfast with you grandson. There's no one else home You're not expecting anyone, and the door bell rings. The very first thing you should do is call out: 
a. Just a minute.
b. Who is it.
c. I'll get that John, don't get up. (Simulate someone is there)

10. The stranger says he is from the gas company. What should you do now? 
a. Check his uniform before letting him in.
b. Call his employer or the landlord to verify.
c. Fasten the chain and open the door and talk to him directly.

11. Someone comes to the door and says they just had an accident and need to use your phone, you should: 
a. Let them in to make the call.
b. Tell them that you will make the call.
c. Ask them to leave.

12. You're on a lonely highway, and you know you are being followed. What is the best thing to do? 
a. Turn sharply off the road.
b. Head straight home and call police.
c. Find a open store or service station to get help.

13. It's late night. You're far from home. Your car breaks down. There's no hope of restarting your car. You should? 
a. Flag down a passing car. (Very Important If Female)
b. Walk for help.
c. Raise the hood, lock the doors, and wait for police.

14. Someone has stopped but it's not the police. The person asks if he can give you a lift somewhere. Ask him: 
a. For a ride to the nearest gas station.
b. To look at the engine.
c. To call police and send a tow truck.

15. Check your attitudes about rape by answering true or false. 

a. Rapist seldom know their victims.
b. Rapist attack only woman who somehow encourage them.
c. Rape seldom involves injury to the victim.
d. Rape is motivated by a sexual attraction.

16. You are a female walking to your car in an empty underground parking garage. You are attacked and your assailant has a knife. Your riskiest move is: 
a. Scream and make noise.
b. Struggle and attack.
c. Negotiate and stall for time.

17. The danger has escalated He's trying to force you into a van. What's the riskiest thing you can do? 
a. Scream and struggle.
b. Do as he says.
c. Try to disable him.

18. A guy has just driven you home. He comes into your apartment and makes advances, even when you ask him to leave. He has grabbed you and his getting ready to throw you down on the couch. Should you: 
a. Get to a phone.
b. Get out and get help.
c. Scream

19. You have seen unusual activity in your neighborhood-people going in and out at all hours (At a house) cars waiting engines running, and strangers loitering. You suspect there's a drug operation. What's you best course of action? 
a. Stay off the street and away from the house.
b. Contact police and neighbors to gather evidence. 
c. Collect one or two others and confront the drug dealers.


Do you always arrange to walk with someone when you are out late at night?
Do you always leave your car in an area that you know will be safe and well-lighted when you return?
Do you always have your keys ready in your hand before you go to your car?
Do you keep your windows rolled high and doors locked when driving at night or in a area requiring frequent stops?

Does your community have a Neighborhood Watch.



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