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Five Ways to Increase Street Safety for Women

No matter where you are in the world, there can be danger on the streets. It is a good idea to follow some tips in order to stay safe on the streets, and to be able to handle yourself should you be involved in an incident. This article provides five ways that you can stay street smart and increase your safety when you are walking alone.


It is a good idea to carry some sort of personal alarm or attack spray on you at all times. Some countries will allow you to legally carry a type of spray which can be used to disable an attacker, although in other countries these products are illegal, so always check before purchasing anything online. These alarms and sprays are compact and can easily fit into your handbag.


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There are a range of street safety training courses available for women. These courses are designed to teach you what to do in the event of an attack. Training courses are a great idea for men and women of all ages, and they can mean the difference between life and death in some circumstances. They are also a fun way to learn some self-defence methods in a group setting. Private lessons are also available.

Don't Risk It

If you are feeling unsafe at any time then never continue walking alone on the streets. There are several things that you can do if you find yourself in this situation. You can go into a local shop, restaurant or pub and call a friend or a taxi to pick your up from there. Never turn down dark streets or alleys in order to get away from people, always head for bright, busy places where you can seek safety.

Phones and Tablets

Avoid using phones and any tablets at night on the streets. These items can attract the attention of thieves and robbers and they are more likely to put you in a risky situation. You should also refrain from using headphones at night when you are alone too as some thieves will pull the cord to remove the phone from your pocket. Keep all belongings safe and secure in your bag at all times, and make sure your that purse is also in your bag with nothing in your front or back pockets.  

Safety in Numbers

It is always safer to walk with larger groups of people who you know. While this may not always be possible, you should try and do this as often as you can. You should also let friends and family members know when you are out at night and walking alone so they can know where you are and when to expect you back.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can stay safe on the streets. By carrying an alarm, informing friends and family, hiding your phone and valuables and enrolling in a street safety course you will be doing all you can to improve your safety.


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