High rates of crime are everyone’s problem. It is to be dealt with care and over time. However, if you live in a neighborhood which is unfortunately renowned for crime rates, then there is nothing you can do apart from learning how to handle it and how to deal with it. Here are some guidelines that will help you learn how to handle even the most dangerous situations.
Learn How To Handle Crime
It is especially important to remember that these situations can happen to anyone and learn how to handle them is the right approach. While there is much, you can do to avoid getting yourself in such a situation as well, learning how to behave in case you ever find yourself in one is crucial. First of all, remaining cool and collected is the first step. Panicking will often get you nowhere, and it might even reduce your capacity to react and perhaps free yourself of the situation. In many cases, your behavior will depend on the situation itself, but being afraid should be suppressed as much as possible as it will not help you.
Handling Dangerous Situations
Let’s say you encounter someone who has an intent of attacking you physically. It is a no-brainer. Still, it requires a lot of collectedness to react in the right way. If they are asking for money, phone or whatever, give it to them. The same goes for robberies; no money in this world is more important than your own life and safety. If they want to attack you, there are three points of weakness that will enable them, and those are eyes, throat, and crotch. Attack these areas forcefully and upon disabling them make for your escape. Contrary to popular beliefs, you should not try to overpower them or keep the fighting fair. Attacking them forcefully in these areas will give you more than enough time to run and call the authorities. You could also distract their attention and then run, but a lot will depend on the situation itself. Remaining cool and collected will help you give the right description of the attacker which might help prevent these situations in the future.