Stick to well traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots and alleys.
-Avoid walking or running alone especially at night. Instead go with a friend.
-Don't wear clothing or shoes that restrict your movement.
-If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or lighted house. If you are scared, yell for help.
-Don't wear headphones while walking or jogging.
-Always walk in well-lit areas.
-Stay near the curb and away from doorways, bushes, and other concealing areas.