"Safety" is a state of mind, influenced by the management of your own surroundings and abilities to, appropriately, respond to unforeseen circumstances. Do you, your home or neighborhood look like an easy victim or have you installed defenses (ranging from high tech electronics to, simple, landscaping ideas to the way you carry yourself in public) or deterrents (motion activated lights, a protective dog, etc)? Have you planned out how you would respond in various situations (an unexpected doorbell ring in the middle of the day, or night, a stranger hanging around your car as you exit the grocery store or the, inevitable, "bump in the night) or will you wait and let fear, erroneously, dictate your response? We are fortunate to live in an area with admirable law enforcement agencies. However, even the best police agencies can't be everywhere all of the time which leaves us all responsible for the management of our own safety.
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