Violence Common (8)
Its impossible to explain or understand fully why acts of violence are so common.
Robbery as a motive is on the increase, cities combine the very rich with the very poor.
Unemployment and poor housing accentuate the problems. s*xual crimes, including rape, have always taken place and often the aggressors are known to the victim.
Members of minority groups may be victims of otherwise motiveless violence simply because they ARE members of minority groups. Its always possible that there is no real motive. The attacker may be genuinely mentally ill.
Most street crime injuries involve bruising, broken noses, black eyes, grazes and shock. With aftercare and counseling, many victims recover. But the alarming increase of crimes involving knives and firearms may mean an increase in the number of victims who die.
Most attacks take place very quickly. The police can do little except arrange for the care of the victims and take statements from witnesses.
It is up to YOU to make sure that you are not helpless if attacked.
It is up to YOU to be aware of your surroundings and to protect yourself.
You must look at self-defence as a real necessity and work out how YOU can minimize the risks of attack.