Personal safety

At home

Ensure you:

  • have good outdoor lighting to deter potential burglars
  • have doors and windows with solid locks that are locked each night
  • have a home alarm security system
  • leave an internal light on when you go out at night
  • know which neighbours you can go to in an emergency.

In your car

  • Park in well-lit places close to the main road or building
  • Always lock your car
  • Always check the back seat of your vehicle before entering
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, avoid being distracted by your mobile phone, keys and packages as you enter your car
  • When you enter your vehicle, lock the doors, and leave the parking lot immediately
  • If you work late, have security walk you to your car
  • Keep your car well maintained so it is reliable.

On public transport


  • Prevention is the best way to reduce crime, but self-defence training can be useful in a dangerous situation
  • Knowing self-defence strategies will give you extra confidence and can help you escape an attack
  • Martial arts centres or self-defence training facilities offer courses for everyone