Personal Safety

  1. Deterring the Burglar
  2. Lighting
  3. Minimize Risk
  4. Outdoor Trees & Shrubbery
  5. Preventing Rape
  6. Public Transportation
  7. Returning Home
  8. Safety at the Door
  9. Telephone Safety
  10. When Away
  11. When Out
  12. When Walking
Deterring the Burglar
  • Never carry identification tags on your key ring or holder.
  • Do not hide a spare key outside your door, under the doormat, in the mailbox, flower box, over the door, etc. the burglar knows where to look.
  • Always lock your exterior doors, even when you are home.
  • The best kind of lock is a dead bolt with a 1-inch bolt.
  • Avoid chain locks: they can break too easily.
  • For sliding doors, place a broomstick or an aluminum bar in the door track so it won’t be as easy to force open.