Live SafelyTM Resource Center
Alcohol Driving under the influence is the most commonly committed crime in U.S. The effects of alcohol and intoxicated driving go way beyond the number of killed and injured. In addition children who drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime, be involved in alcohol-related accidents, and have serious school-related problems.
Click to see more... Assault and Battery Assault and battery is the combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence). Assault and battery includes violence against women, domestic abuse, elder abuse, teen violence, gang violence and more.
Click to see more... Bullying Bullying is a devastating form of abuse that can have long-term effects on youthful victims, robbing them of self-esteem, isolating them from their peers, causing them to drop out of school, and even prompting health problems and suicide.
Click to see more... Disasters Terrorist incidents, natural disasters and severe weather events have refocused the need for disaster preparedness, which must now be a part of our daily lives. By making sure we are better prepared at home, at school, at work and throughout our community, we can do much to minimize loss of life.
Click to see more... Burglary Most burglars spend no more than 60 seconds trying to break in. Knowing this means you can easily reduce your chances of being a victim of burglar by making your property less inviting and accessible to burglars.
Click to see more... Cell Phone Safety Cell phones can be valuable tools in preventing and reporting crime, but sometimes people use cell phones to bully or cause other problems. The instant ability to communicate with people we know and don’t know raises safety concerns, especially for children and teenagers.
Click to see more... Conflict Resolution Are people fighting more these days, or does it just seem that way? Whatever the case, learning to resolve conflicts can help young people break down barriers, become leaders, and even prevent deadly confrontations.
Click to see more... Hazardous Materials A Hazardous Material incident can occur at anytime, and in any community. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live, work, or play. This includes mishandling of household hazardous chemicals.
Click to see more... Crimes Against Children Crimes against children include sexual abuse, custody abductions, online predators, cyberbullying, and child abductions. Parents can act to better protect their children by knowing what to teach their children, knowing where and who they are with, better awareness and other day-to-day actions.
Click to see more... Crimes Against the Elderly Crimes against the elderly include violent crimes, frauds and scams targeting the elderly, exploitation, elder abuse and more. Family members and care givers need to be aware of potential crimes against the elderly and what they can do to help protect loved ones and seniors from becoming victims.
Click to see more... Cyber Bullying Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims.
Click to see more... Fire Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die and more than 25,000 are injured in fires, many of which could be prevented. Direct property loss due to fires is estimated at $8.6 billion annually. To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire.
Click to see more... Drug Abuse The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is the major health problem facing our nation’s youth, as it can quickly lead to addiction, associated chronic diseases, failure at school, and delinquency.
Click to see more... Fraud and Identity Theft It’s not always easy to spot con artists. They invade your home through the telephone, computer, and mail; advertise in well-known newspapers and magazines; and come through your door. Most people think they’re too smart to fall for a scam, but the opposite is true.
Click to see more... Gang Violence Prevention Young people of all socio economic and ethnic backgrounds participate in gangs. Although the majority of gang members are male, female gang involvement continues to increase. Gang members participate in delinquent and criminal activities such as graffiti, property crimes, gun violence, and drug trafficking
Click to see more... Halloween Safety Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little scary. Concerns about children’s safety—whether they are out in the neighborhood or back at home with bountiful bags of goodies—can cast a spell on the evening’s festivities.
Click to see more... Hate Crime The U.S. Department of Justice defines hate crime as “the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.” Hate crimes are a serious, growing problem in the U.S.
Click to see more... Internet Safety Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community centers, or their home. Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place where predators and criminals target children.
Click to see more... Kidnapping and Missing Persons According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) approximately 90 percent of persons reported missing to law enforcement are juveniles, 55 percent are female and approximately 5 percent are classified as “endangered” or “involuntary”. Kidnapping makes up less than 2 percent of all violent crimes against juveniles reported to police.
Click to see more... School Safety Although many schools are safe, others can be just as susceptible to crime and violence as other environments. School safety issues include violent crime, shootings, drugs and alcohol, gang violence, bullying and teen violence. There are no easy answers to these concerns, but it is clear that collaboration between parents, educators, law enforcement, and crime prevention practitioners is essential.
Click to see more... Property Crime Property crime is most often a crime of opportunity. You can reduce the likelihood of being a victim of property crime, including theft and burglary, by removing the opportunity.
Click to see more... Sex Crimes Rape and sexual assault are never the victim’s fault. Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Adults, teens, children and the elderly can be victims of sexual assault and other sexual crimes.
Click to see more... Theft and Larceny Theft and related crimes are most often crimes of opportunity. These crimes include larceny, theft, burglary and robbery. You can reduce the likelihood of being a victim by removing the opportunity for the criminals.
Click to see more... Home and Neighborhood Safety There are ways to help protect your home and your neighborhood from crime. From simple steps like keeping your doors locked to starting a Neighborhood Watch program, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent crime.
Click to see more... Vehicle Break In and Theft Don’t make it easy for criminals to steal your vehicle. Remove the opportunity. With common sense and awareness you can reduce the opportunity for criminals to steal your vehicle, or break in to steal your property.
Click to see more... Victim of Crime Anyone can become the victim of crime. Being a victim of a crime can be a very difficult and stressful experience. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, you should know that there are many resources available to help victims of crime.
Click to see more... Violent Crime and Personal Safe While the incidents of violent crime have decreased, everyone - and this applies to residents of big cities, small towns, and even rural areas - needs to be careful. These lower rates of crime are evidence that if people are vigilant and take common-sense precautions, crime can be prevented.
Click to see more... Suspicious Persons A suspicious person is either one who is exhibiting suspicious behavior, or who is in an area or doing something that is not normal. Although suspicious behavior is sometimes difficult to define, most people “know it when they see it” and recognize that the behavior is out of place, not quite right, or makes one feel “unease” about the situation.
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