Violent Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Tips

Did you know that a violent crime occurs every 22 seconds?

According to Chris E. McGoey, an internationally known author, trainer, speaker, private investigator, and security consultant, “If you can control your environment, many violent crimes will never occur.”

In fact, “Most violent crimes are crimes of opportunity.” he said. “Don’t give a criminal the opportunity to victimize you.”


At NorthStar Alarm, the security and peace of mind of our customers is our top priority, which is why we like to share as much information as possible to help our customers stay safe both inside and outside the comfort of their homes.

Here is a link to the video, “How Not to be a Victim,” from Chris McGoey’s “Crime Doctor” website. In the video, McGoey shares his expert advice and insights in response to violent crime-specific questions including:

  • How likely am I to become a victim of a crime?
  • What types of violent crime are the most common?
  • What types of violent crime are most preventable?
  • What is most important thing I can do to protect myself?
  • How can a family security plan protect my loved ones?

Click here to see the Crime Doctor’s answers to those questions.

Chris McGoey is an expert in the fields of security management, crime and loss prevention, investigations, and premises liability. He specializes in the anticipation, recognition, and prevention of crime on most commercial property types. He consults with business owners and managers, insurance agencies, and the police on how to reduce the risk.

If you have any other tips to share about violent crime prevention or personal safety to help others protect their homes, families and/or themselves, please feel free to leave a comment below! 

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