Save Yourself: Protecting against violent crimes

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – You never think you’ll be the victim of an assault, random attack or home invasion, but every day these violent crimes are happening on the streets of the Suncoast.

Police are urging that you learn how to protect yourself, so if you ever have to fight for your life, you’re prepared.

Protecting yourself against violent crimes goes deeper than locking your doors and installing a home security system. If you really want to lower your chance of being the next victim, police suggest simply: be aware of your surroundings.

“If a bad person wants to make you a victim, they’re going to do that if you’re not paying attention,” Lt. Randy Boyd of Sarasota Police Department says. “We have really good instincts. We were given those. We need to use them. If you see something that is suspicious, if you see something that makes you pause to think ‘that

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