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Written by: Pandora - 28th Jan, 2011 - 3:29am Trinidad Safety Reply
I think it's very important for all of us to have the following phone numbers handy in case of an emergency and train our children how to use them properly as well.

Police 999

Fire & Ambulance 990

Anti Crime Hotline 555

Kidnapping Hotline 623-6793
Written by: News - 9th Jul, 2009 - 2:43pm TT Crime Reply
Many ways to fight crime

HERE are 13 ways to fight the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago. Ref. Source 3
Written by: Geenie - 25th Nov, 2008 - 4:22pm Trinidad Safety Reply
One question. Are these tips those that the police or any other professional agency would suggest?

Actually, it was the Head of Security in one of the places that I worked, emailed all the staff members about these security tips.

Best thing you can do is develop streetwise skills. That comes with being smart about the people you're around, where you go and all that. I never find myself doing things at the same time, same location, etc.

I agree with you. To outsmart these criminals, you have to be able to think like them!

. Do you have a source for where they got this like a study or something?

Unfortunately no. Some of these emails are sent by concerned individuals who are constantly doing research of crime, diseases etc. It is difficult to determine where the information comes from but I do know for a fact that there are people who do conduct these studies for the sake of learning how to out manoeuvre criminals....
Written by: Liming - 24th Nov, 2008 - 7:55pm Trinidad Safety Reply
That is some interesting points there Geenie. I did not know things such as a woman's hairstyle is so important for the rapist. Do you have a source for where they got this like a study or something?
Written by: Geenie - 24th Nov, 2008 - 7:37pm Trinidad Safety Reply

A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim. A friend of mine sent this to me and I decided to post it here:

1) The first thing that men look for in a potential victim is the hairstyle. Rapists
love women with a ponytail, bun, braids, long hair or other hairstyles that can
be easily grabbed. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing rapists look for is clothing. They search for women whose
clothes are easy to remove quickly. Many of them may even carry scissors
around to cut clothes.

3) Rapists look for women who are talking incessantly on their cell phone,
searching through their purses or doing other activities that distract them from
being aware of their surroundings. Rapists choose these victims because they
are caught off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4) Rapists usually attack and rape early in the morning at about 5 am or 8:30am.

5) Number one place for women to be abducted/attacked: Grocery Store
Parking lots.
Number two place is Office Parking lots/garages.
Number three is Public Restrooms.

6) Most of the time, rapists grab their victims and quickly move the person to
another location, where they know they will not be noticed nor get caught.

7) Once the victim fights back, this may discourage the rapist, since he will realise
that it will be too time consuming to commit the crime.

8) Rapists said that they would never choose women who carry umbrellas or
other objects that may be used from a distance in their hands. Although keys
are not a deterrent, they can be used as a weapon if the attacker is close

9) Rapists are always searching for an easy target. If he approaches you, hold
your hands in front of you and yell "STOP or STAY BACK!" Some
rapists would flee when a victim yelled or showed that they will fight their

10) It would be prudent to carry pepper spray. If you have it on you, yell at the
attacker, I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY!" and holding it out will serve as a

11) If the rapist is physically bigger and stronger than the victim, there are three
ways to successfully fight off your attacker:

I) Pinch the rapist very hard under the arm or on the inner thigh. One
woman did this to a guy who tried to date rape her and she pinched his
underarm so hard, it broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands: the
guy had to get stitches.

ii) Kick for the most sensitive area in a man: the Groin!

iii) If the attacker puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and
bend them back as far as possible, applying as much pressure as possible.

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