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Safety information and crime prevention tips, tools, and devices for individuals, families and businesses.
  1. Crime Safety Quizzes (16)
  2. Identity Theft (14)
  3. Online Safety (32)
  4. Scams and Cons (38)

When Is It Safe to Hire an Ex-Convict?
With the increase in the number of companies performing background checks and advances in information technology, employers are finding more applicants with past criminal records.

Do Stiffer Sentences Act as a Crime Deterrent?
Does the threat of facing longer sentences for repeat offenses discourage offenders from committing additional crimes?

Use Your ATM Safely
The most important key to using your ATM card safety is to be observant and look around for any suspicious persons or activity near the ATM machine.

Start An Apartment Watch Program
Just like Neighborhood Watch for homeowners, members of an Apartment Watch learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and their community, and report crime and suspicious activities to the police.

Study: Speed Cameras Could Reduce Highway Deaths
Installing speed camera networks in the United States -- like the ones used extensively in England, Australia and France -- could reduce the number of highway deaths by 10,000 a year, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dispensing and Purchasing Controlled Substances Over the Internet
Some Internet sites facilitate the illegal sale of prescription drugs. They enable some consumers to illegally purchase controlled substances without realizing they are committing a crime. Review the most frequently asked questions on buying or dispensing drugs online.

Dispensing and Purchasing Controlled Substances Over the Internet
Frequently asked questions about purchasing and dispensing controlled substances online for patients/consumers and Internet pharmacies.

iPod Muggings - A Growing Problem For Students
A recent trend in student muggings in New York City may be an early alert to smaller communities.

Business Burglary Prevention Tips
A few extra precautions can keep your business from being victimized by burglary.

Auto Theft Prevention Tips
These precautionary measures can minimize your chances of becoming the victim of auto theft.

If Your Business Is Robbed
These are steps that you need to take if your business is robbed.

Robbery Prevention Tips for Businesses
There are steps that any business can take to reduce the possibility of being robbed.

How To Detect Counterfeit Money
The public has a role in maintaining the integrity of the U.S. currency. You can help guard against the threat from counterfeiters by becoming more familiar with United States currency.

Stay Safe During the Holidays
Don't let your holidays be ruined by becoming the victim of a crime. Unfortunately, not everyone out there has a peace-on-earth-goodwill-toward-men attitude at this time of year.

Answering the Door During the Holidays
Criminals take advantage of the holiday season to prey on those who are unsuspecting and generous. Be careful when someone you do not know comes to your door during the holiday season.

Holiday Home Safety
Don't let the rush and excitement of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home from potential criminals.

Protecting Children During the Holidays
The holidays can present potentially dangerous situations for children. Some simple prevention measurers can help keep your children safe during the season.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Shopping during the holiday season can present unique danger. Taking a few prevention measurers can help keep your holiday season joyous.

Driving During the Holidays
Driving on shopping trips during the holidays requires some extra safety precautions.

Crime Victims Best Friend: 9-1-1
One of the biggest tools in the fight against crime has been the development of the three-digit 9-1-1 emergency telephone reporting system and its related evolving technology, which makes life more difficult for criminals.

Date-Rape Drugs: Protecting Yourself
Date-rape drugs have become prevalent on college campuses and in bars. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself from falling victim to this devious crime.

How to Choose a Home Alarm Company
If you have decided to install an alarm system in your home, you will need to be sure that the alarm company you choose can provide the service that it promises to deliver.

How To Deal With Someone Threatening You With a Weapon
If someone threatening you with a gun, knife, or other weapon, there are steps that you can take to make the situation less dangerous.

If You Are Being Stalked
Any person who suspects that he or she is being stalked should report all contacts and incidents to local law enforcement.

Protect Yourself Against Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is any unwanted, nonconsensual, forced sexual contact or activity which purpose is to control and/or humiliate another person. It can include acts of touching, kissing exhibitionism, and intercourse — anal, vaginal or oral.

Protecting Your ATM Card
Keep your ATM card a safe place and protect it just like you would cash, credit cards or checks.

Safety Tips for Selecting a Babysitter
A quick list of safety tips parents and grandparents should consider, prior to hiring a babysitter.

"Kiernan's Law" Protects New York's Families
Kieran's Law allows parents and guardians of children to access New York State criminal history information about potential in-house caregivers.

Traffic Law Enforcement: Aggressive Drivers
How to avoid the challenges or confrontations of an aggressive driver.

Social Security Recipients Warned of Scams
The Social Security Administration has warned benefit recipients that they are currently the targets of several scams surfacing throughout the United States.

At Home Alone - A Parent's Guide
Do you worry about what your child is doing when you aren't home? Follow the safeguards listed in this guide, and ease some of your concerns about your kid's safety, for those times that you can't be with them.

Carjacking Tip: Minimizing the Risks
A printable flyer outlining things one can do to help prevent becoming a victim of carjacking.

Teach a Child to Call 911
Follow these simple steps to teach your child how to dial 9-1-1.

Kids and Cell Phones
Is your child ready for a cell phone? Have you prepared them on how to and how not to use a cell phone? Use these tips to help insure your child understands inappropriate cell phone communication.

Top Scams in 2012
Find out which scams have been most successful and what you need to do to avoid becoming a victim.

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