Gardai issue 'streetwise' guide to not getting robbed while out and about
Gardai have released a set of 'streetwise' guidelines to ensure the safety of you and your personal belongings while out and about.
As part of the National Crime Prevention Day of Action, gardai have released figures and advice on how the public can protect themselves and their property while outside their home.
Gardai are advising people to take some commonsense steps to minimise the risk to themselves and their property.
An infograph released by An Garda Siochana shows that:
1 In 4 mobile phones were stolen between midnight and 4am
1 In 4 outdoor robberies happen between midnight and 4am
Half of all thefts from persons and robbery from persons happen between Friday & Sunday
Over half of all assaults happen between Friday and Sunday
- Planning your journey, telling someone where you’re going, and using well lit routes to get there
- Being observant and concealing your valuables
- Avoiding making mobile phone calls in public places, but if you have to make or receive a call in public, always do so with your back up against a wall or a shop window etc so that you can see around you and reduce the opportunity to be attacked from behind
- Being wary of strangers and avoiding confrontation