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Crime Prevention Tips

Cell Phone Safety

Safety Posters

On Foot

By Car

Bike Safety

On Buses and Subways

Jogging and other Outdoor Activities

Dating Safely

Think Before You Drink

If Someone Tries to Rob You

ATM Safety

Campus Housing Safety

Residential Safety

Safety Tips in the Office, Classroom or Lab

Con Artists

Computer Security

Identity Theft

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• Stay in well-lit, well-traveled streets. Walk halfway between curbs
  and buildings, away from alleys, entries, and bushes. Avoid shortcuts
  through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys.
• Try to travel in pairs. It reduces your chance of being a victim of a
  street crime.
• Don’t flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like
  expensive jewelry or clothing.

• If you are followed, be suspicious. Keep looking behind you and you may
  discourage the follower. If someone is following you on foot, cross the
  street, change directions, or vary your pace. If someone follows you in
  a car, turn around and walk in the opposite direction.
• Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put
  your wallet in your inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket.
• Try to use automated teller machines in the daytime. Have your card
  in hand and don’t approach the machine if you’re uneasy about
  people nearby.
• Don’t wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movements.

• Plan the safest route to your destination and use it.
• Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door.
• Never hitchhike, or “hack”. Use university escort van services. It's worth
  the wait.

• Avoid using cell phones or MP3 players while walking. Suspects target
  phones and other items in plain view.

Campus Safety & Security at Johns Hopkins University Emergency number: 410-516-7777