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Women Safety Tips

Updated on April 14, 2016

Your safety is important, your safety is critical, never compromise your safety

What Do You Want For Yourself?

  • Do you want to become the next victim of a theft?
  • Do you want to have the horrible experience of waking up in the night to meet eye to eye with a burglar?
  • Do you want to become the next woman stuffed in the truck of a car?
  • Do you want your identity to be stolen?

Well, if you answered no to all of this, you better read on. Let me give you advice on some simple yet very effective safety tips that many women seem to ignore, hence allowing themselves to picked out as easy victims for these shocking crimes.


1. Safety While Shopping

Statistics have shown us that more women get robbed while shopping than any other time. As empowered as our women are today, they are still the weaker species and the robbers know this and hence capitalize on that.

Never place your handbag in the shopping cart while shopping:- This can be a very big invitation to those young fast bag grabbers. And guess what, you are rubbing butter on the cat's mouth by doing this. You are sending out an invitation to a thief that "here is my bag not safely around my hand but loosely placed on this shopping cart, come get it." So unless you are a wicked bad ass woman who can take down some thief with some wicked kung-fu, or a undercover police officer, it is best to keep your bag on your person while shopping.

Always place the opening side of the zipper in your handbag in-front of you:-I have seen countless of times where a woman or women walking about their business, boarding the train or walking along the sidewalk purse get snatched because they place the opening of their bags behind them. Pick pockets don't only "pick pockets" they also snatch items and purses from loosely carried women's hand bags.

Protecting Your Credit Card:-As much as how women love to flash their credit cards, buying and snatching up all threat they don't need. They will need to adhere to some basic credit card security while shopping.

  • Never let your credit card out of your sight. People are sneaky and will tell you all sort of excuse to take away your card away to trap your credit card information to use it later.
  • Place your credit card in a protective blocker to block persons using devices to swipe your credit card data while you are sitting in some public space or standing at a bus stop waiting. There are devices available today that can steal your credit card data without even seeing the card. All the person with the device needs to do is come close to you and activate the device and it a couple of seconds, some stranger has gotten to know you.
  • Don't Flash Too Much Cash:-You don't need to advertise how much money you have by flashing bundles of hundreds to purchase a burger. You are only baiting your self to get robbed or even used. If you are in a surrounding that you feel uncomfortable in exposing your wallet or cash, find a restroom to go where you can get some privacy and then isolate your cash, take out only what you plan or are going to spend. Stash the rest away safely.

2. Safety In Your Car

There are a million ways that crooks target women, especially single women. Many criminals stake out women and study their every move. They know what what time you leave for work, what time you get home, which route you take home and when you reach home, what you do. They look at how you get in your car, how you get out and the time it takes you to get inside from your car.

  • When walking to your car, especially at lonely areas, ensure that you always look behind your back seat before locking your self in with a serial killer. Take a good look at your environment, notice anything strange.
  • Always have your key in hand before you reach your car, do not be mining in your handbag digging to Australia to find your car key. If someone was in the parking lot and was about to attack you, your goose would have been cooked as you have locked yourself out your car.
  • Lock yourself in Once you enter your car. When you check your car and it is safe to go in, lock the doors as soon as you are i n and start your engine. Don't linger too long in that lonely parking lot. The hair and face check can wait until you are in a much safer zone.
  • When you exit your vehicle, never leave your handbags or any item of perceived value on the front or back seats. Lock items in trunk or place on the floor under the seat. Thieves will definitely break a glass to steal a handbag.
  • Don't fall for the bump in the back. Many predators will bump you in the back on lonely roads to get you out your car. What you should do is use you phone, snap a picture of the license plate and drive off immediately to the nearest police station.
  • Inspect your car and check the wheels to see if any sharp objects is placed their to give you a puncture to prevent your car from driving. Also check to see if the muffler is clogged with anything.

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3. Safety At Home

There are millions of women who live alone and thousands who have been abducted, or abused by unknown persons at home. Before you enter your home, take a good look at your surroundings, a little suspicion may be the difference between life and death. If you are walking and you believe you are being followed home, call the police, then a friend. Never enter your home unless you are sure you can enter as quickly as possible before the stalker gets to you. Walk to a location with people if possible, a bar is good as you can ask for assistance from anyone inside.

  • When you reach home, as soon as you enter your home, bolt your doors. Do not leave the door open to do anything else. A thief or rapist can slip in in less than ten seconds and hide in your home. Then it is all over for you.
  • Thieves love Grocery bags: When you have grocery bags and entering your home, the best thing to do is take out all the grocery out your car, place them at your front door and then carry them all in and place them at the nearest point inside, do not take your eyes off your door. You can't fight back while you have your two hands full of grocery. One other thing is to leave the groceries in the car until in the morning you take them out. If you have items which need refrigeration, just pack them in a bag or two and bring them in.
  • Put up motion sensor lights: Motion sensor lights can detect any movement at the perimeter of your home. This also helps to deter night burglars. However, if you have dogs roaming outside your yard or you are near the street, the lights will keep on going on and off.
  • Install a alarm System: Many thieves work during the day when they know people are at work in many quite neighborhoods. An alarm system with rapid response may be a bit costly, but your safety should never be compromised.
  • Always monitor your home for anything strange. If you enter your home and notice anything extremely out of place as though someone has been or is hiding inside, close your door and drive to the nearest police station or go by your neighbors to call the police.

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There are many other ways women can protect themselves and keep safe. All women should know at least the basic Women's Self Defense Techniques. These techniques could save your life one day or save the life of a friend. So remember the main pointers here. Practice:

  1. Safety at While Shopping
  2. Safety While Driving
  3. Safety At Home

When you have gone over these key pointer enough, you garner a natural defense and awareness technique which will definitely help you along the way.


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    • clivewilliams profile image

      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      You are most welcome Mistyjenner, they will help her.

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      Misty Jenner 19 months ago

      Good tips, I'll keep them in mind! Pass them to my daughter thanks

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Hey Venkatachari, its been a while. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the tips are great for women and men can also use some of these tips too

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      Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very useful tips. I appreciate your taking concern about the safety of women and offering them some useful tips to protect themselves. Most of these tips are equally good for men also. Thanks for all it.

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you for reading this women's safety article. Pass it on, it will help someone one day.

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      Madan 19 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      Excellent safety tips in today's violent world

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 19 months ago from Shelton

      we all deserve to be safe.. but these are helpful tips for women got to give you props..:)

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you eric, they will surely help many women

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Yes billy, it can seem paranoid, but you have to have a balance, Sometimes it is that same paranoia which saves many lives.

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      @always exploring, you need to be careful online and off. There is this thing going around called ransome ware where they hack your computer and encrypt your files and then they leave bits and pieces of information on your computer on how to get to them and pay to get back your files. AVG is a good choice. Always keep your bag zipper infront, people are very sneaky these days.

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      Eric Dierker 19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great tips. I will pass them along.

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      All good suggestions and tips. I hate to think like this because it appears paranoid, but in this case it's necessary.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Boy, I always put my purse in the shopping cart and I never noticed if the zipper was in front or back when carrying it on my shoulder. There are sooooo many crooks out there. If it hadn't been for my AVG computer security I would have been scammed this week. They completely locked up my computer and demanded I call a number. AVG came in and nuked them. Interesting topic and helpful hub. Thanks Clive...