How to avoid being a victim of crime

During this time of the year crime is at alarming heights, especially rape, house breaking, business robbery and petty crime.
Here are tips to avoid being a victim:

* It’s very important to surround yourself with people who know you.
* If you are going to a party, please drink responsibly and don’t accept drinks from strangers.
* Avoid walking in quiet places, especially at night because.
* Don’t show off fancy things like your cellphones, wallets and car keys, especially when you are on the street or shopping, because such items attract criminals.
* Make sure that your doors and windows are locked.
* Be aware of what is going on around you. When you want to withdraw money from an ATM, you must be careful. Some people pretend they need your help but intend to rob you.

Phumla Nkalanga

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