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									          Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention is: the anticipation,
 recognition and appraisal of a crime risk
 and the initiation of some action to remove
 or reduce it.
Three things are needed for a
crime to occur

                   Crime Prevention’s
                     main goal is to
                       reduce the
                   through awareness
                     and pro-action
• Take steps to remove or reduce the risk
• Prepare a safety plan and practice it
• Learn about crime prevention and
  encourage your peers to do the same

Crime in Bemidji (2005): Pop. 13,296
• 1 murder (7.6 per 100,000)
• 11 rapes (84.0 per 100,000)
• 38 assaults (290.1 per 100,000)
• http://www.city-data.com/city/Bemidji-
Crime in Winona (2005): Pop. 26,587
• 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
• 3 rape (11.3 per 100,000)
• 22 assaults (82.7 per 100,000)
• http://www.city-data.com/city/Winona-

Crime in Moorhead (2005): Pop. 34,081
• 1 murder (3.0 per 100,000)
• 16 rapes (47.6 per 100,000)
• 37 assaults (110.1 per 100,000)
• http://www.city-data.com/city/Moorhead-
Crime in St. Cloud: Pop. 65,792
• 2 murders (3.1 per 100,000)
• 59 rapes (91.1 per 100,000)
• 156 assaults (241.0 per 100,000)
• http://www.city-data.com/city/St-Cloud-
Crime in Mankato (2005): Pop. 34,976
• 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
• 41 rape (118.2 per 100,000)
• 62 assaults (178.8 per 100,000)
• http://www.city-data.com/city/Mankato-
Personal Safety

           The following
       precautions should be
          adopted within a
      cultural/gender context.
      They will not guarantee
        safety, but they will
         minimize criminal
          Traveling By Foot
• Walk on well lit routes.
• Have your keys in hand ready to open a
  locked door.
• Call for an escort (campus *389* 2111).
• When possible let someone you know and
  trust aware of your return time and route.
• Avoid walking alone at night.
• Refrain from taking shortcuts. Walk where
  there is plenty of light and traffic.
          Traveling By Automobile
•   Keep gas tank above ½ tank and keep a map in the car.
•   Park in well lit areas and check for loiterers.
•   Try to park close to your destination.
•   When getting into a parked car, check the backseat and floor for
•   Keep windows up and doors locked.
•   In traffic, leave an adequate space between your vehicle and the
    vehicle in front. If someone approaches and tries to enter your
    vehicle, honk the horn and drive away.
•   Be cautious of individuals offering help.
•   Do Not stop to assist stranded motorists. Locate a telephone and
    call for help.
•   Do Not pick up hitchhikers.
•   If your vehicle gets a flat tire, drive until you reach a well lit area.
Suspect Someone Is Following You
        In Your Vehicle?
• Drive to the nearest police or fire station
  and ask for help.
• Drive to an open business and call the
• Do Not leave your vehicle unless you are
  sure you can get into a building safely.
• Do Not drive to your residence.
If Your Vehicle Becomes Disabled
• Activate the hazards.
• Raise the hood.
• Be cautious of individuals who stop to
• Ask stranger through a closed window to
  call the police.
• Video: Travelling Alone In America
   Safety At Home or Apartment
• During darkness have lights at all entrances.
• Have good locks with secondary locks on windows and doors. Use
• Put only the first letter of your first name on your mailbox and in
  telephone directories.
• Have a male record the message on your answering machine.
• Do Not open the door for strangers for any reason.
• Do Not let strangers in your residence to use the telephone, offer to
  make a call for them.
• Do Not hide extra keys outside of your residence.
• Do Not give out personal information to anyone (especially
  telephone solicitors).
• Know your neighbors. Know who you can trust and depend.
• Do Not leave a drink unattended.
• Do Not go out alone.
• Do Not go home with strangers.
• Do Not accept a ride home with strangers.
• Do Not compromise your ability to make sound decisions. (e.g.
  drinking excessively)
• Do Not give strangers your address.
• Contrary to the common stereotype of an unknown stranger
  attacking in a dark alley, acquaintance rape—also known as date
  rape—is a more widespread phenomenon. Research studies have
  found that 1 in 4 college women have experienced rape or
  attempted rape, and 90% of the victims knew their assailant (Crime
  Victim Center and Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
• Keep in regular contact with those that you go out with throughout
  the evening.
• If after property- let them have it
• If able to avoid or get away- go toward
• Know your physical abilities and
• If they say they have a weapon- believe
• Try to remember a description of the
       If Sexually Assaulted
• Tell someone
• Get medical attention
• Seek counseling; whether or not you think
  you need it
• Report the incident to police
• Do not feel guilty- you did nothing wrong
                     Patrol Division

• The Security Patrol Division is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a
  year to perform the following duties:
  -Provide 24-hours, 365 days a year, vehicle and foot patrols
  -Investigate theft, vandalism, and other crimes
  -Available to provide security for special campus events
  -Provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors
  -Compile information for MSU incident reports
  -Act as a liaison with the Mankato Department of Public Safety
             Emergency Phones

• Minnesota State University, Mankato provides
  Emergency Phones in Residential Hall Parking lots, the
  far lots (lots 20-23), the arboretum and other various
  locations for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The
  phones are prominently located and marked with blue in
  each area.
                 Escort Services

• Our Escort Service provides a walking escort 24 hours a
  day, 365 days a year to and from any University building,
  parking lot, or residence hall. In addition, we will escort
  individuals to or from selected off-campus rental
  facilities. All escorts must begin on or end on University
         Now It’s Up To You…
•   Think about your safety
•   Plan ahead
•   Be sensitive to the safety of others
•   Do not give a criminal opportunity

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