8 Walking & Jogging Safety Tips

  1. Always try to be aware of your surroundings, and always stride confidently.
  2. Avoid displaying your valuables: cash, electronic devices, expensive jewelry and clothing – possessing valuables makes you an inviting target.
  3. Avoid walking or jogging anywhere very early in the morning or late at night when the streets are empty.  If you must walk at night, take a friend with you, or opt for a well-lit path.
  4. If you suspect that you are being followed, change directions or cross the street.  If you are still being followed, quickly head towards an open store, a restaurant or a house with the lights on.  Yell for help if you have to.
  5. Always have your keys ready in your hand as you approach your door.
  6. Avoid carrying more money than what you need each day.
  7. Never try to resist someone who is trying to rob you – you don’t want them to become violent.
  8. If someone robs or assaults you, report it to the police.  Try to give the police an accurate, detailed description of the attacker.