A list of crime safety tips for women, “written by a cop,” circulated around Facebook a while back, and after reading it I realized just how hopelessly unprepared I am should I become a victim of a crime. I would be an easy target, especially considering my slow reaction time. So I shared the list of safety tips, but since then, I’ve done some digging, and it turns out that some of the advice isn’t completely accurate or valid, according to snopes.com.
I consider it my civil obligation as a writer to report accurate and quality advice and clear whatever confusion there may be about how to react should you become a target. The only weapon you can count on to have constant access to is common sense, so arm yourself with knowledge now, before it’s too late. Continue reading