How to Stay Safe in a Parking Garage

AA-How to Stay Safe in a Parking GarageIf you’re like most people, you probably use parking garages in your daily life, whether it’s on campus, at the mall, or even where you work. It’s something you do without giving it any thought.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 1 in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots or garages. Anyone who walks alone can be a potential target.

You don’t have to be a victim if you remain aware of your surroundings. Keep these four safety tips in mind if you leave your car in a parking garage.

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5 Back to School Safety Tips

5 Back to School Safety TipsAs a parent, we try to keep our kids as safe as possible. When we’re with them, we hold their hands and tell them to look both ways when they cross the street. But what happens when your child goes to school?

Here are 5 back to school tips to help keep your child safe, when you’re not there to protect them.

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Campus Safety Tips for College Students

AA-Campus Safety Tips for College StudentsAs college students settle into their dorm rooms anticipating the fun and excitement that comes with the start of a new academic year, there’s one thing they may not be anticipating—campus crime.

According to the Boston University Police Department (BUPD), there’s a spike in crime on university campuses during the first two months of the school year. The most common crime on campus is theft, particularly of items students left unattended, says Scott Paré, deputy director of public safety and BUPD deputy chief. However, more serious offenses also occur.

From January 2015 to August 25, 2015, BU police received reports of 17 simple assaults, four aggravated assaults, three indecent assaults, one rape, seven burglaries, one robbery, and 209 larcenies, including 13 car break-ins and 39 bike thefts, Paré notes, adding that the crime rate at BU is very low.

If you’re a college student, worrying about being the victim of a crime is probably not keeping you awake at night. However, you should still be prepared just in case.

Here are four tips to help you stay safe on campus:

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