Follow these tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about or at work.
On board the bus/train:
Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur.
At lease one out of two crimes in the United States goes unreported, either because people don’t think lawenforcement can do anything about it, or because people don’t want to get involved. If you don’t report crime, thecriminal can continue to operate without interference.
In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of the public.
For more information about crime prevention, contact our District Offices staff: