Plan your route ahead of time. Never walk alone at night; walk with a friend or your dog.
Use well lit streets; not dark alleys or bushy areas.
Carry signaling devices like shriek alarms or a whistle.
Carry pepper spray (requires a short training course first).
BE ALERT ! Look behind you occasionally.
NEVER ask for or accept a ride from a stranger.
Don't carry large sums of money or wear valuable jewelry.
Don't resist an armed robber - hand over whatever is demanded quickly and quietly.
Your life and safety are worth more than any personal property.