It’s still a good idea to use condoms, but in the dawn of the 21st Century, personal safety is as important as sexual protection. According to FBI statistics, the violent crime rate in the United States decreased 17.7%, and the property crime rate has decreased 19.5% between 1998 and 2007. These statistics are based on the following crimes: homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
Why is that?
The crime rate has actually gone down because the public has become increasingly aware of their need to provide for their own personal safety. Many have educated themselves and taken action steps to ensure they do not become victims. Avoiding crime is 80% mental and 20% physical, and the right kind of knowledge is the best protection against crime.
Even the media has inadvertently helped educate private citizens to assume responsibility for themselves instead of fully depending on local law enforcement to come to their rescue in a time of crises. Crime-and-crook books and detective-focused television and movie plots have educated their viewers to the many dangers that go bump in the night or lurk around street corners from half-crazed psychopaths and cold-blooded killers. Rather than becoming ‘innocent’ victims, people have begun to arm themselves with a variety of safety devices and knowledge about personal protection. The mantra underlying all crime stories today is ‘Safety First.”
14,000,000 guns were bought last year in the United States, according to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center Report. This figure indicates a 10% increase in sales in 2009 over 2008. To put this in perspective, 14 million guns are more than the combined total active armies of the top 21 countries in the world.
You may not want to own a gun, and there a wide variety of other options now available to protect you, your family and your property that are legal, affordable and VERY James Bond-like (“Shaken, not stirred. . ..”)
Elephant Safety International joins EscapeArtist as a new Media Partner to educate our readers about their own options for home and travel protection. They offer over 250 hand selected self-defense and security products that will keep you on the safe side while you’re working or playing at home, the office or traveling. You’ll also find solutions for issues related to business security including audio/video bug detectors, surveillance cameras and complete facility-monitoring systems.
Whether you’re interested in preventing or stopping a crime in progress, Elephant Safety International offers a solution for personal protection and very sophisticated surveillance equipment that delivers concrete, reliable and cost effective ways to protect yourself or your property. The owner of Elephant Safety International is quoted as saying, “Every time that you are NOT a victim, a criminal is unsuccessful. Living a safety-conscious lifestyle is easier than you think.”
Traveling to unfamiliar places increases your chances of becoming a victim. A traveler is often tired, disoriented, and unaware of potential threats to themselves or their property. However, being aware and carrying personal protection helps prevent travelers or even those in their own neighborhoods from becoming a victim of crime 90% of the time. Criminals actively look for victims and street crime is not random. Plan ahead and educate yourself about options to protect yourself anywhere, at anytime.
Whether you’re a senior citizen or student, plan ahead and arm yourself with non-lethal weapons to ensure your safety. Even if you’re a home-body or world traveler, don’t leave your personal safety in the hands of others. Having your own alarm or hidden camera ensures your home or hotel stay is safe. Why take chances when you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of crime or violence.
To learn more about personal security products to keep yourself safe when you travel please visit Elephant Safety International
* Elephant Safety offers a full 60-Day guarantee on all their products if you are not satisfied with your purchase. All of their products are available internationally except for stun guns and self-defense sprays. U.S. Customs Law prohibits them from shipping stun guns and self-defense sprays out of the U.S.