Self Defense & Family Protection Newsletter (May 2004)

How to Avoid Getting Mugged at an ATM

Just get the concept of this for a moment: You are approaching a machine that dispenses money in public. Typically, you are conducting this transaction alone, and sometimes at night. Security is almost non-existent, except for a video camera that is usually not being viewed in real-time. And, oh yes, there are strangers milling about. If this isn’t a set-up for a crime scene, I don’t know what is …

School Shootings: Clarifying the Hype

The Federal Bureau of Investigation report entitled, The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective, provides a detailed and eye-opening analysis of school shootings. Such shooting incidents have been used, and continue to be used, as platforms by media, politicians and special interest groups to forward their personal gain and sociological ideals …

Personal Safety for Business Travelers, Part Two: Security Tips While Traveling in Airports

When we go through an airport, many of us consider that we are in a somewhat safe environment. After all, we are in a populated area with a lot of official airline personnel around, airport security is plentiful, and the police are usually nearby. So, why should we worry about personal security, outside of a terrorist event taking place?

Top 12 U.S. Cities Showing the Biggest Rise in Burglaries for 2003

Per the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), released in December 2003, burglaries overall in the nation declined 1.0% for the first six months of 2003 compared to the similar period of 2002, when factored against population increases. But, some cities showed huge increases in the burglary rate …

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