Learning how to outsmart criminals will help keep you and yours out of harm's way rather than hoping for luck or begging for mercy. Most crime victims had never thought it would happen to them – it was a jolt from out of the blue.
You're about to learn lifesaving lessons from my 29 years of research and experience teaching countless children’s groups, college students, civic groups, corporations, and crime survivors, as well as veteran cops at police academies– including dozens of original insights you've never imagined and will find nowhere else.
For the first time anywhere, all of home security is simply classified into five types. You can prevent home invasions and burglaries by making sure all your family members use these safety tips (as a chain is no stronger than its weakest link). Your security really is in the hands of your entire family. Predators will have to look elsewhere for easy prey.
You'll learn how to protect your kids beyond the reach of your arms with the articles in Child Safety - Overview.
Whenever you’re tempted to be careless, ask yourself, "What could possibly happen?" The real-life stories throughout this website show you what could possibly happen – and how to turn the odds more in your favor.
Folklore and fables – from vampire and wolfman legends to tales of The Brothers’ Grimm – tell us of ogres, fiends, and monsters. Today we call them violent criminals. They’ve always plagued us and – as long as passions, madness, and evil exist – always will. Let’s blow away a predator's biggest advantage: the naïveté of the prey.
You live in a fantasy world if you think that all humans are basically good, that if you're just nice to everyone then they'll be nice to you, and that you’re somehow immune to crime.
Know this: in the real world, roughly three percent of men (one out of 33) are criminal sub-clinical psychopaths. Most of them are masters of deception and look and act perfectly normal, and they easily travel to any neighborhood at any time of day or night. And… they outnumber the cops – by far.
The US Department of Justice says that the United States has roughly 600,000 cops for the entire country - with only a fraction of those on patrol at any one time. (And the average 9-1-1 response time is ELEVEN minutes – an eternity in an emergency. In many areas it’s far slower than that.)
By contrast, nearly 630,000 prisoners are released each year to walk among us and roughly two-thirds of them are arrested again within three years for new crimes. Add to that the many thousands of criminals paroled in prior years and also all the young criminals who haven’t been arrested yet.
From 1977 to 1997, nearly four million Americans were either murdered, shot, stabbed, clubbed, strangled, or otherwise injured – more casualties than the U.S. military has suffered in all the wars in its history.
Walking among us are paroled killers, kidnappers, carjackers, rapists, child molesters, stalkers, thugs, muggers, and burglars – as well as the up-and-coming young predators. Do you rely on outnumbered, understaffed cops to always protect you and your loved ones? Really?...
You don’t need a bulletproof vest, a bodyguard, or to sleep with one eye open. You can turn the odds more in your favor by learning how to be S.A.F.E. – Skeptical, Aware, Flexible, Explosive:
A no-cost subscription to my newsletter for women, parents, seniors, and survivors gives a handy sampling of lifesaving topics. It’s also a frequent reminder to gamble in a casino – not in your life.
Join me in exploring this site - as have more than a million visitors from 162 countries. You’ll never think about your safety the same way ever again - and you'll turn the odds more in your favor. Knowledge is power.