Crime prevention is a tough process. Often communities are dealing with very dangerous people who are not only trying not to be caught in their criminal activities, but can also respond violently to any involvement by positive members of the community just trying to protect it. This makes many people afraid to try to prevent any criminal activities or even report them to the appropriate them to authorities for fear of retribution. Even though it’s scary at times, such prevention is necessary to keep your community safe and many methods of prevention can keep you safe, while keeping the rest of the community safe as well.
The strongest method of prevention for a neighbor is simply good observation and reporting of criminal activities to the local authorities. This can be done simply by oneself, but it is far more effective as a group in your community that has methods and communication networks in order to more accurately report any criminal activities at any time of the day. There are many internet safety networks already installed with educational material and signs, which different neighborhoods can take advantage of.
Though these methods can help report crimes that are already occurring, other tools can help reduce the amount of crime that occurs in a neighborhood. Adequate lighting in neighborhoods greatly reduces crime. This can be in the form of proper street lighting as well as home flood lighting. Such lighting can be organized with your neighbors in order to ensure accurate visual coverage and also to prevent any conflicts from too much lighting.
For a single person, defense sprays, home alarms and cctv cameras can help to keep oneself safe. Though they won’t stop crime, they will greatly deter any crime from proceeding any further. Alarms will improve your home safety and scare aware intruders. A group of homeowners using these units together can discourage criminals from casing a particular neighborhood, which can reduce overall crime. Defense sprays, carried when outside, will stop almost any criminal in his or her tracks, blinding them and completely disabling them, in order to allow you to flee.
Such stacking of defense tools on various levels of prevention will keep you personally safe and will inhibit criminals from finding a safe haven in your neighborhood. While these methods will not stop any criminal activity from occurring, it will nonetheless lower the likelihood from you or your fellow neighbors from being a victim of crime in the future.