The University Record, May 23, 1994
Recommended precautions Be aware of your surroundings and trust your intuition.
Walk near a curb or down the middle of the street when sidewalks are dark.
Watch for lighted houses or businesses where you could seek help in an emergency.
Wear shoes you can run in.
Walk briskly and confidently.
Vary your usual route.
Carry a whistle or hand alarm and have it ready.
If you suspect someone is following you, turn around confidently and check. If so, scream, or blow your whistle or activate your alarm while running to a lighted house or business.
Stand near the emergency button in the elevator.
Precautions at home include:
Have deadbolt locks, chain locks and peepholes on doors, and use them.
Put locks on windows.
Insist that visitors identify themselves before you open the door.
Ask service people for identification. If you have doubts, call the company to verify.
Never tell someone you dont know well that you are home alone.
If you discover someone has entered your home while you were gone, leave quietly and call the police from a neighbors phone.