When considering crime prevention strategies, it is important for individuals to have an
understanding of the criminal and his/her motivations. In order for an individual to commit a
criminal act, the risks associated with that act must be weighed against the potential rewards. If the risk of being apprehended or convicted is higher than the potential reward, the individual is less likely to break the law.
Obviously, there are exceptions to this rule. The exceptional circumstances aside, we as individuals can lessen the likelihood of being victimized by evaluating our actions and how those actions can facilitate or prevent the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime. Many of the tips contained on the following pages may seem like common sense and overly simplistic to the reader but it has been our experience that most cases of crime can be traced to a failure to follow some of these common sense and overly simplistic principals.
The following links discuss crime prevention topics that are of interest to most people and
represent the bulk of activity law enforcement deals with on a day-to-day basis. For more
information on various crime prevention topics, please visit the Official Web Site of the National Crime Prevention Council.