Women are the Biggest Target for Violence and Property Crimes

After looking at the rate of victimizations that strike the nation year after year, it becomes evident that women are the most targeted by violent and property criminals.

Numbers of people living alone have been growing steadily during the last decades. In 2011, it was found that around 28 percent of Americans are living alone, compared with 26 percent in 2000. 10 percent of all households were senior citizens at the age of 65 and over, living alone as well. It is worth mentioning that around 50 percent of all women who live alone in America are older women, numbered at 7.9 million.

This trend shows signs that people are now living longer and healthier lives, but it also means that they should take extra steps to ensure their safety. As women living alone are seen as easy targets for criminals. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2015 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), around 6.7 million women were subjected to violent crimes, such as simple assaults, aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, or rapes. Click here for more details, figures and statistics on women living alone in America.

Numbers aside, there are various ways women living alone should use as safety measures to ensure their safety. The first one is choosing a safe apartment to minimize danger. It is rather obvious, but lots of people do not research crime rates in their prospective neighborhood. This step is simple but can considerably reduce the possibility of major security issues in the future. Another tip is to check fire escapes and exit doors to make sure they are not locked or blocked and are ready to use at any given time in cases of emergencies.

Women living alone should also make use of available technologies designed to make sure they are. There are several phone applications with the purpose of improving security, such as alarm apps and GPS tracking facilities which ensure that women (and men) can react to any issues they may face. A great tip would also be getting a reliable home security system. Studies show that Up to 88 percent of burglars would not attack a home if it has a surveillance camera system. Security cameras can be installed inside and outside of a house, and the live footage can be viewed on phones and mobile devices anywhere.

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Name: Nadine Dirbashi
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Organization: Burglary.com
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