Here are some safety tips to follow, especially when traveling alone:

  • If someone is being hassled or attacked, CALL 9-1-1
  • Always use caution!
  • Trust your instincts: If you think something is wrong, remove yourself from the situation.
  • Avoid being a lone target.
  • Learn neighborhood danger zones and avoid them.
  • Don’t let alcohol or drugs fog your judgement.
  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Make your first meeting/date in a public place.
  • Be cautious negotiating intimate activities.
  • If you leave without friends or your partner, let someone know where you’re going.
  • If you leave with someone you’ve just met, introduce them to a friend or bartender.
  • Consider taking a self-defense class or carrying a security device (whistle, alarm, etc.)