• Stay alert - awareness is your best defence
  • Leave venues with friends if possible
  • Be confident - even if you don't feel like it
  • Walk as if you know where you are going
  • Trust your instincts - if you think something is wrong, act on it
  • Have your keys in hand when you reach your car or home
  • Keep money for taxis; the expense is worth it
  • Carry a personal alarm and use it
  • Do not challenge the offender