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Have to taken all the security measures possible to make your home safe? How about your child's school? Is the school doing all it should to keep everyone safe? Learn what prevention steps can be implemented at home, school and work to make sure you and your family is safe as possible.
  1. Home and Family Safety
  2. Crime Safety Quizzes
  3. Workplace Safety
  4. Identity Theft
  5. Internet Dangers
  1. Cons and Scams
  2. Holiday Safety
  3. Crime Victim Resources
  4. The Death Penalty

Home and Family Safety

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Whether you live in a high-rise apartment complex, a mobile home park or an upscale gated community, you can be the victim of crime. No matter what your circumstance, there are steps that you can take to increase security and protect your family.

Crime Safety Quizzes

Lock and Key

You may feel perfectly safe at home, as you go to work and send your children to school, but there may be safety precautions that you have not thought about. Take these quizzes to determine if you are doing all you can to protect yourself and your family.

Workplace Safety

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Whether you work for someone else or own your own business, you can be a victim of crime at work. There are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. These prevention tips can save money and lives.

Identity Theft

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People have not only lost their credit ratings, money, and reputations due to identity theft, spent years trying to straighten out their lives, have been refused loans, educational opportunities, job offers, and have even been arrested for crimes they did not commit. Prevent identity theft from happening to you and find out what you can do if you become a victim.

Internet Dangers

Internet Crime

The Internet has opened up a vast world of information and communication, but it also has provided increased opportunites for criminals and predators. Protect your family and your computer from those who try to do you harm -- online and off.

Cons and Scams

Computer Keyboard

New technology has given us a wide range of wireless and computer communication tools, but unfortunately the same tools are available to criminals to perpetrate new, and some very old, scams and con games. The world is full of con artists who will use all kinds of ploys to defraud others out of their money. Be aware of these frauds.

Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety

The holiday season is filled with happiness and celebration, but it can also be a time of danger. Unfortunately, there are criminals who use the holidays to target victims who may be distracted by the busy season. The holidays present special challenges to safety and security. Become aware of the dangers and takes steps to keep your holidays happy.

Crime Victim Resources

Shasta Groene

Every crime has a victim who suffers some harm at the hands of the offender -- either physical, financial, psychological or emotional. Thanks to the efforts of victim rights groups, crime victims no longer get lost of forgotten in the criminal justice process. Almost every state in the U.S. has passes laws that protect the victims of a crime.

The Death Penalty

Scott Peterson

One of the best crime prevention tools is a deterrent. Those who support the death penalty consider it the strongest crime deterrent of them all. Although opposition to the death penalty has grown in recent years, the majority of Americans still support executions for our worse criminals.

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