1. Know Your Neighbourhood
“Oftentimes, crime can be discouraged by the mere presence of an alert neighbour,” says Douglas Kane, a 27-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and expert in criminal investigations, strategic planning, crisis management and tactical leadership. When you’re familiar with your neighbourhood, you’re more likely to notice strangers or unfamiliar vehicles. “If something appears suspicious, call the police. If a vehicle is repeatedly seen in the neighbourhood, copy down the license plate and alert authorities,” advises Kane.
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