Rape Prevention Check List

Rape is not a sexual crime: it is an act of violence intended to injure and humiliate the victim. Rape victims include people of all ages, economic backgrounds and occupations.

Be alert and remember these preventative measures:

  • Stay in well lighted areas as much as possible.
  • Walk confidently, directly, at a steady pace. A rapist looks for someone who appears vulnerable.
  • Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where rapists can hide.
  • Make sure all doors are solid and sturdy and keep locked at all times.
  • Make sure all windows can be locked securely.
  • Install wide-angle peephole for a full view outside.
  • Keep curtains or blinds closed at night.
  • If keys are lost, re-key or change locks immediately.
  • Use your initials rather than your first name in the phone book and on your mailbox.
  • Avoid confrontations with prowlers.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Don’t let strangers into your home. If a stranger asks to use your phone, get the information and place the call for him.
  • When returning home, have your keys ready and enter the house or apartment as quickly as possible.
  • If you sense something is not right, do not go into your home. Call the police.

Contact Jane for any additional questions!