General Tips on Crime Prevention

Prevent theft
You can make a thief's job significantly more difficult by obeying these guidelines:

  • Lock your bike where there's heavy foot traffic. Always use a kryptonite-type lock.
  • If you set down your purse or backpack, know where it is at all times. Never leave your belongings unattended.

Prevent burglary

  • Always keep the door to your apartment or dorm room locked. Dead bolts and other such safety lock devices provide added protection.
  • Never let strangers inside your home.
  • Do not leave spare keys under the doormat or in other obvious hiding places.
  • Inscribe items of value with your driver's license number.

Car safety

  • Park in well-lighted areas close to foot traffic.
  • Lock all doors and roll up windows when exiting your car and again after you enter your car.
  • Never leave valuables in plain sight.
  • Have your keys in hand when returning to your car at night and walk with someone if possible.
  • If car jacked, surrender your vehicle immediately.