Who Is Most Likely To Become A Target Of Crime?

By: Bill Wallmuller

Are we all likely targets for crime? You would be correct, to some extent, if you answered this question in the affirmative. There is no one person that is immune from crime, but there are segments of our society who stand a greater chance of a run in with a criminal or criminal act.

These segments would benefit most by being familiar with ways to avoid being crime's targets. Recommended is that this group [as should all] become familiar with crime through crime reports and the recommendations contained therein. Obtaining some self-defense devices and learning how to use this technology is likewise, recommended.

Well, who are the people that make up this segment of our population and why are they more vulnerable?

They are more likely to be a victim of crime for various reasons including there age, their occupation, the time of day they work and the area in which they live. This list is not inclusive and there are plenty of combinations of scenarios that would also make a person more vulnerable.

Here is a short list of examples of groups of people and their occupations that would benefit from modern personal self-defense technology:

• Senior citizens
• Night Shift Workers
• Taxi drivers
• Disabled persons
• Delivery drivers
• Babysitters
• Postal employees
• Bar maids
• Joggers
• Tourist
• Retail clerks
• Students
• Health workers

The above list is far from exhaustive and the groups named in the list should be obvious to anyone giving it some thought.

We would hope that our communities would get the word out to this segment of the population, but we know that is not always going to be the case. In actuality, we must depend less on these agencies [including the police] to give us continuing and proper protection because their plates are full and they can only do so much. Sometimes we will have to take the matter and precautions into our own hands. Now is the time to give people the necessary tools and information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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