TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – October 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In recognition of National Crime Prevention Awareness Month, Attorney General Pam Bondi is encouraging Floridians to take extra precautions to protect themselves, loved ones and property. Attorney General Bondi today issued safety tips and crime prevention resources.
“Catching criminals and seeking justice for victims is a top priority for my office, but preventing crime from ever occurring is equally as important and there are precautions every Floridian can take to better protect themselves and their families,” said Attorney General Bondi.
Below are just a few safety tips Floridians can incorporate in daily routines to help prevent crime:
· Avoid going outside alone at night or in the dark hours of the early morning if possible;
· Do not carry or display large amounts of cash or expensive items;
· Park in well-lit areas close to people, stores and walkways;
· Lock vehicles even when parked on personal property;
· Find the correct home, work or vehicle key before approaching a locked door;
· Change direction if suspicious of being followed; and if the person or persons’ behavior persists, seek a public or well-lit area as quickly as possible;
· Do not be afraid to yell for help; and
· Call 911 if any unlawful activity or danger is suspected.
Crime victims should contact law enforcement and provide as many details as possible. Reporting a crime can help protect others from being victimized.
The Attorney General’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institution aims to help rid Florida of crime through training and education programs. For more information on FCPTI and additional resources and tips on preventing crime in Florida, click here.
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150