selfdefencePrevention Tips

These tips are designed to increase your odds against sexual assault. The more you know about rape prevention, the better your chances are of never becoming a victim.

Safety at Home

Many rapes occur in or near the victim's home. One of the best ways to prevent sexual assault is to practice good home security.

Don't Walk Into Danger

Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you-especially if you are alone or it is dark. Know where help may be if you should need it.

Car Safety


Carrying weapons for self-defence is controversial and sometimes illegal. Be safe--for more information, contact your local law enforcement agency.

If you are attacked...Remember, your main concern must always be your safety. No one can tell you whether you should fight back, submit, or resist. It depends on you and the situation.

Keep assessing the situation as it is happening. If one strategy doesn't work, try another. Possible options are: negotiating, stalling for time, distracting the assailant and fleeing to a safe place, verbal assertiveness, screaming to attract attention, or physical resistance. You best defense, however, is to be prepared--know your options ahead of time. Your safety may depend upon your ability to stay cool and calm.

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