Most crimes can generally be categorized into two groups: property crimes and crimes against a person, and they occur when criminals are given the opportunity to commit them. Citizens can help prevent being victims of crimes by removing the opportunities.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta has compiled some helpful tips on reducing the risk of being victimized. Help keep your friends and family protected by sharing these articles freely!

Protect yourself this Cyber Monday with some simple tips and tricks!

Never use your credit card online on a website that doesn’t have an SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. You’ll know a site has this encryption and is safe if the URL starts with https:// (look for the s!). You should…

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2013 Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for children. Take a moment to consider some basic safety precautions to help make this Halloween a safer night of fun. Walk Safely • Never send younger children out alone—they should be…

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How to Find Your Neighborhood’s Crime Stats

Do you know the crime statistics of your home, neighborhood, and city? This information can help you stay safe and aware. 1. To learn about crime nationally, check out the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. You can compare crime rates across…

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Spring Break Safety

Post-midterm spring break trips are a tradition among undergraduates. Although these beach vacations are often harmless, many see such an influx of reckless college students as an easy target for crime. While having fun next week, keep these safety tips in…

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How to Prevent Child Abduction

In the last month, there have been two well-publicized attempted child abductions in Georgia. In the first, a viral video showed the young Brittany Baxter fight off and escape her abductor in a Wal-Mart in Bremen (1). Today, after a 10…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Ending Domestic Violence.

People either love or hate Valentine’s Day. They can be uplifted or isolated by the explosion of red and pink decorations and gifts plastered with roses and cupids. One way to recreate this holiday is to make it less about…

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Hate Crimes on the Rise

The viral video of an Atlanta gang beating a teenager they accused of being gay has instigated a public outcry (1). This incident is a disturbing reminder that prejudice and discrimination remain major—and often violent—issues for communities. Hate crimes are…

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GA’s 13th Annual “Stop Violence against Women” Day

Today (February 2nd), the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) hosted a discussion and rally at the state capitol. GCADV urged the state to work actively against domestic abuse and to continue funding essential services for victims (1). Domestic violence…

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Help Stop Bullying and Harassment

Although this is No Name-Calling Week, we should work toward ending child and adult harassment every week of the year. Bullies target nearly half of all children and are far more prevalent in the workplace than is typically estimated (1)….

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Does Cold Weather Affect Crime Rates?

After several blissfully warm days during the New Year holidays, Atlanta has been hit by a bitter cold front leaving daytime temperatures in the 30’s and evening temperatures in the 20’s. Besides dampening enthusiasm for the new year, such cold…

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