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Don’t open the Door!

A young woman, living near DePaul University, heard a knock at the door to her apartment. When she went to answer it she found herself staring at a man wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun.

Roommate’s quick reaction helps avert tragedy at University of Central Florida

“I just thought he kept to himself a lot and, I don’t know, I just thought he was a quiet introverted person. The only time he made solid eye contact with me was when he was pointing the gun at me,”Babakhani said.

One accused kidnapper of 69-year-old woman in custody: Two still at large

The 69-year-old Frankfort Square woman had just pulled into the driveway of her home and was sitting in her car when a man approached her and pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to accompany him.

Homeowner walks in on burglars and is sexually assaulted

What would you do if you came home and found your door open, or signs of the lock being forced?

Wife of suspected Aurora townhouse shooter jumps to safety

The Denver Post reported that when police arrived at the two-story townhouse in Aurora Colorado, they were met by a woman who had escaped the house by jumping from an upstairs back window.

What can we learn from the murder of Megan Boken?

What lessons in personal safety can we learn from this tragedy?

Colorado shooting: What can you do to escape an active shooter?

What actions would you have taken to survive the horror of that night?

Is Chicago’s heat wave responsible for the increase in violence?

Is the current heat wave in Chicago exacerbating the already high number of shootings that have occurred in the city’s neighborhoods? The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that fifteen people were shot and wounded in just 6 hours on the streets of Chicago. It was another hot day in the city with temperatures in the upper […]

Tips to help you avoid becoming the next CTA robbery victim

What can you do to keep yourself from becoming a CTA robbery statistic?

CTA robberies may be down but robbers seem more vicious

Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.

How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?